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
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
Mani Shishineh - solicitor
Mani is an experienced lawyer practicing in Criminal and Traffic Law, Family Law, Administrative Law, Wills and Estate matters including Family Provision claims and Civil Litigation. He is qualified with a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology Sydney, and has a Masters in Business Marketing and a Bachelor of Business (First Class Honours).
He has appeared as an advocate in the NSW Local Court, District Court, and the Federal Courts of Australia. Mani’s methodical approach and breadth of experience allows him to achieve outstanding results for his clients.
Mani is particularly skilled in negotiating settlements in complex litigation matters.
Solicitor to the High Court of Australia 2016
Supreme Court Admission 2016
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2016
Juris Doctor 2016
Master of Business (Marketing) 2006
Bachelor of Business 2004
Sade Oguns - solicitor
Sade is a solicitor with extensive experience in the practice of Family Law. Her passion for this area of the law has seen her complete a Master of Laws majoring in Family Law. Sade understands the need to listen carefully to her client's concerns and to offer sensible and practical solutions to often complex Family Law issues.
Sade has volunteered her time to work with the Central Coast Community Legal Centre and has worked closely with Family Violence Legal Services. Her calmness, openness and empathy enable her to capture a firm grasp of the client's needs and to develop highly successful legal outcomes.
Solicitor to the High Court of Australia 2017
Master of Laws (Family Law) 2017
Supreme Court Admission 2012
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2012
Bachelor of Laws 2008
NSW Law Society
Bonnie James - paralegal
Bonnie James graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Diploma of Legal Practice. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French and German in 2015. Bonnie has gained practical legal experience with the University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC) and with Legal Aid (NSW) in the Family Law division.
Bonnie has strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills. She is comfortable working with people from all backgrounds and is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for clients. Bonnie’s passion is to protect our client’s legal rights and this is what drives her in her work.
Bonnie has an interest in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Law.
Supreme Court Admission 2018
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 2018
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 2018
Bachelor of Arts 2015
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.