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Executive Family Lawyer
Clayton Long is widely acknowledged across the industry for his expertise in the area of Family and Relationship Law.
Over the last 28 years, Clayton has successfully resolved thousands of Family Law cases, enabling 97% of parties to reach a legal resolution, without the need to conduct a court hearing. He combines his accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers and litigation experience with MinterEllison to have an edge in business and complex cases.
Clayton has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from the Australian National University and a Masters of Law from Sydney University. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1989.
Executive Family Lawyer
Sheree Orbell has been with the firm since 2009. She has risen to be an Executive Lawyer practising with our Family Law Team.
Sheree can provide advice on all areas of family law including parenting and children’s issues, divorce, binding financial agreements, de facto relationships, property settlements, spouse maintenance, child support, family law litigation, as well as general legal advice.
Sheree Orbell holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2007. She is a member of the Law Society and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Mona has practiced in Family Law since being admitted as a solicitor in 2015. Mona also has experience as an Associate to a Judge in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, which provided an invaluable daily insight into the Court’s dealings in family law matters.
Mona can provide practical and thorough advice on a broad range of family law matters, whilst being mindful and considerate of the additional stressors and financial constraints that family law proceedings often impose. Mona has experience appearing regularly in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia, along with representing parties at mediations to assist them to achieve a positive outcome.
Mona is a member of the Law Society of NSW and is admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia, Supreme Court of NSW and Supreme Court of Queensland.
Annette is currently on extended leave in 2019/20 as a Registrar at the Family Court of Australia.
Prior to joining the firm, Annette worked for over 25 years as an Associate to a Judge in the Family Court of Australia. This has given Annette a wealth of experience in dealing with the broad range of family law issues as well as thorough knowledge of Court rules, processes and procedures, how to conduct family law cases and resolve family law disputes as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Drawing on this extensive experience, Annette is mindful of the emotionally stressful circumstances facing family law clients and endeavours to ensure that parties can achieve a settlement by adopting a sensible approach.
Annette attained a Diploma in Law through the Legal Profession Admissions Board, and amongst other achievements, was awarded the academic prize in Family Law.
She has obtained a wide range of experience, having acted in property matters for high net worth individuals, as well as in matters with smaller property pools. She has also represented clients in their parenting matters, divorces and financial agreements, amongst other areas.
Georgina is a caring and compassionate family lawyer, and is driven to obtain positive outcomes for her clients. She prioritises taking a commercial approach, to ensure the cost and delays that can be common in family law matters are minimised.
Georgina is currently undertaking a Master of Laws at Melbourne University and is dedicated to assisting her clients by keeping on top of the latest developments in family law.
Prior to joining our firm in 2020, Chris worked at the Family Law Courts in Sydney and Parramatta for over 12 years, including 8 of those as an Associate to multiple judges. Chris brings a unique skillset to the firm, with a deep understanding of court processes and procedures and experience in how courts will consider matters.
Chris understands the difficult nature of family law work and has seen first-hand the heavy toll taken on people as they navigate the court system and aims to bring an honest and realistic approach to family law matters. As a result, Chris is passionate about resolving matters as swiftly and efficiently as possible, however, is very comfortable in the court environment.
Chris attained a Diploma in Law through the Legal Profession Admission Board and Law Extension Committee at the University of Sydney.
Chris also speaks Polish fluently.
Suzana was admitted as a solicitor in 2014, and has practised in family law, property law and estate planning. Having previously assisted in building up a diverse practice group, she developed a broad range of experience and skills across multiple areas of law. As a result, she is able to provide her clients with considered and comprehensive legal advice referencing potential issues across various legal arenas. Suzana now works exclusively in all areas of family law, including both litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
In conjunction with a thriving private practice, Suzana has also excelled in her academic pursuits. She has been awarded:
- Dean’s Award in the Australian School of Business (UNSW),
- Academic Achievement Award Scholarship (UNSW); and
- Masters of Law (specialising in Taxation) (USYD), where she was awarded first place in Asset Protection.
Suzana is also involved in advocacy and research to end domestic violence in all its forms, and regularly works in conjunction with Domestic Violence (DV) specialists.
Having had the bulk of her experience in ‘people focused’ areas of law, Suzana has a high regard for the maintenance of positive client relations, and values productive and honest communication with clients.
Suzana is a member of the Law Society of NSW and speaks fluent Serbian and English. Suzana is admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW.