Darrell leads our litigation team providing experienced advice and representation in all Courts, including contested wills and estates, future personal planning including wills, powers of attorney and guardianship, residential and commercial conveyancing, sale and purchase of businesses.
Darrell lives with his wife Sharon at Davistown. He is passionate about care for our elders and is Honorary Chairman of Peninsula Village at Umina Beach which provides a wide range of care and accommodation from self care, assisted care, special care and palliative care for about 400 elders and convenor of the Umina Beach Men’s Shed..
Darrell also co-ordinates our annual NRL Footy Tipping competition and invites everyone to join in.
Paul’s areas of legal practice include commercial and business advice, leasing, finance, property transactions, estate planning, liquor licensing, trusts and litigation.
Paul was founding past president of the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, former Deputy Chairman and Director of Central Coast Area Health Service, and past Chairman of the Woy Woy Peninsula Catholic Parish Council. Currently Paul is Chairman of the board of Central Coast Local Health District, a Director of Woy Woy Community Aged Care, a Director of Employment Transactions Australia Incorporated, a not for profit organisation and honorary solicitor to a number of local sporting and social clubs. Paul is an active member of the business community and a director of a number of private investment companies.
Paul and his wife Anne-Maree have four children and his time away from the office is usually spent with his family enjoying a variety of sporting interests. The Central Coast Mariners has been added to cricket and his list of summer interests while staying true to the West Tigers and Waratahs in the winter
Seeking a change from city life Paul moved to Tamworth where he worked as a solicitor in the firm of Egan Murphy & Co., Solicitors for twelve months. In March 1999 he moved to the Central Coast and commenced work with Tonkin Drysdale Partners, initially as an Associate. He was admitted to the partnership on 1 July, 2004.
He has extensive experience as an advocate in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and the Local Court. Paul has negotiated many settlements favourable to our clients prior to the need to advance to Court with his sensible approach to matters. Paul is also trained in Collaborative Law, and is an accredited mediator under the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme.
Paul also assists clients with employment issues, estate planning, conveyancing and leases.
Paul is the current president of the Rotary Club of Umina Beach and a past vice chairman of the Central Coast Small Business Networking Group. He is an active member of the Star of the Sea Catholic Church and Primary School at Terrigal.
Lee was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 2008; the same year he returned to work on the Coast, joining the team at TDP as a solicitor. Lee was admitted into the partnership in 2014.
Lee’s practices almost exclusively in litigation and court advocacy. He has broad experience in all aspects of litigation including commercial litigation, workplace/industrial cases and many other types of civil disputes. Lee has particular expertise in the areas of Criminal and Family Law. In 2017, Lee was appointed by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, and now sits on the Family Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee – the body that sets the criteria for admission of new Accredited Specialists, and marks assessment tasks submitted by lawyers applying for an appointment.
Lee is passionate about the empowerment that good, thorough and dedicated legal representation provides to his clients. He is a fierce defender of the legal rights, entitlements and interests of his clients – with whom he seeks to form lifelong relationships.
Lee is a great believer in and advocate for the Central Coast region. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his young family and he is by his own admission sports crazy and a cricket tragic.