Kevin Vierboom - principal solicitor
Kevin is an experienced investigative and litigation lawyer. He has conducted and managed numerous complex fraud and criminal investigations. As an advocate Kevin uses his investigative skills to identify practical lines of defence in matters before the Courts.
Supreme Court Admission 1991
Solicitors Admission Board 1992
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 1992
Master of Laws 1997
Bronwyn Dwyer - senior consultant
Bronwyn was admitted to practice in 1991 having completed a combined Arts/Law Degree at Macquarie University in 1990. She commenced practice in Sydney working in prominent law firms dealing with family law, criminal law, insurance, employment, personal injury, land and environment matters and commercial litigation.
Bronwyn has conducted major inquiry work including the Wood Police Royal Commission. She practised as a partner with Back Schwartz Vaughan in Sydney and has conducted complex litigation across most jurisdictions.
After relocating to the Central Coast, Bronwyn joined the Fourtree Lawyers team and brings a wealth of experience to the firm. Bronwyn is currently a Director of Breakers Country Club and is obsessed with reigning in her mischievous handicap!
Supreme Court Admission 1991
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 1990
Bachelor of Laws 1990
Bachelor of Politics 1990
Denise McCarthy - senior solicitor
Denise McCarthy was first admitted to practice in 1992 and is an experienced court advocate representing clients in criminal, civil and traffic matters. Denise was highly regarded as an associate lecturer in commercial and consumer law at Sydney University for six years before returning to private practice.
Denise is results driven and meticulous in her preparation. Her focused approach allows her to gain real insight into each client's circumstances and to achieve the best possible results in court. She will explain the proceedings in plain English so that you feel comfortable about going to court and know what to expect at every stage of your matter.
Supreme Court Admission 1992
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 1991
Bachelor of Laws 1991
Erin Lee Nulty – solicitor
Erin joined our team in 2019, she is passionate about criminal law and has a primary interest in the sociology of criminal law and mental illness. Erin has represented clients at complex bail applications, sentence hearings and defended hearings, including representation for young offenders. Erin has appeared in Courts throughout the Newcastle region, the Upper Hunter Valley, the Central Coast, and Sydney.
As a practitioner, Erin advocates vigorously in support of diversionary sentencing options for offenders who are impacted by a variety of social factors, including mental health and physical and cognitive impairments. Her plain English approach ensures there are no barriers to communicating complex legal jargon. Outside of work, Erin enjoys Yoga and Pilates, indulging her two canine children, soaking up the vitamin D and reading true crime literature.
Solicitor to the High Court of Australia 2017
Supreme Court Admission 2017
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Social Sciences
Amelia Cox – solicitor
Amelia joined the team at Fourtree Lawyers in 2018, having graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and having completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
Amelia was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in December 2018. She has also completed a Bachelor of Social Science at Macquarie University.
Practising primarily in the area of Family Law, Amelia assists clients with the resolution of their property settlement and parenting matters. With a background in the community sector, Amelia is personable and empathetic ensuring clients feel understood throughout the family law process.
Solicitor to the High Court of Australia 2019
Supreme Court Admission 2018
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2018
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 2017
Bachelor of Social Science 2017
Suzanne Cotter – solicitor
Suzy joined Fourtree Lawyers Criminal Law team in 2019. An innate understanding that complex issues often contribute to offending underlies her interest in the area of Forensic Mental Health.
Suzy’s approach is compassionate and non-judgmental and she always strives to achieve exceptional outcomes for her clients. Her methodical case management, communication and advocacy skills promote confidence in the Courtroom. She has a relentless drive for social justice and seeks to give a voice to those disadvantaged by mental health issues.
Suzy holds a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University. She is undertaking a Masters Degree in Forensic Mental Health in 2019 in order to further her understanding in this area and to better assist her clients.
Supreme Court Admission 2014
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2014
Bachelor of Laws 2014
Jane Hogan - practice manager
Before embarking on a career in the legal sphere, Jane held a number of senior roles in the marketing and manufacturing industires including general manager, marketing director, creative director, and headed up numerous international logistics & distribution projects.
Her diverse experience allows Jane to communicate openly with people from a wide range of backgrounds and to put the law into context with a practical and common sense approach when supporting our clients.
One of Jane's strengths is her ability to translate legal concepts into straightforward, plain English. She believes it is important that advice is communicated as simply as possible, without complicated legal jargon.
Jessica Atchison - legal support
Jess joined Fourtree lawyers in 2018 bringing over 10 years of legal support experience in Family Law, Criminal Law, and Civil law matters. Jess is responsible for ensuring that our Criminal Law matters are in order to allow our solicitors time to dedicate their focus on court preparation and achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.
When Jess is not juggling the multitude of tasks in the Fourtree Lawyer's office you will find her hiking through our National Parks or indulging her very spoilt canine.
Isabella Bassett - legal support
Bella joined the Fourtree Lawyers team in 2019 after completing her HSC at Terrigal High School in 2018. Bella is responsible for juggling appointments and communicating with the Police, the Prosecutors, the Courts, Barristers, Corrective Services, Hospitals, Health Professionals and other Community Services.
Previously, Bella worked in events management and customer service and her down to earth nature makes her easily approachable and empathetic with clients.
Bella is renowned for her relentless enthusiasm, ready smile and her obsession with canines and True Crime podcasts.