Lee was appointed by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 2017. He is the only Family Law Accredited Specialist in the Central Coast/Hunter region to sit on the Law Society’s Family Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee after his appointment in 2018.
Lee is the head of our Family Law Team, the largest family law practice on the Central Coast. Lee is highly skilled across all areas of family law, and has a strong reputation for acting in complex, high net worth property matters, including family businesses, companies and trusts.
Lee’s practice is almost exclusively in litigation and court advocacy. He also has broad experience in all aspects of litigation including criminal, commercial litigation, workplace/industrial cases and other types of civil disputes.
Outside of work, Lee enjoys time with his young family, and he is by his own admission sports crazy and a cricket tragic.
Paul is a leading family lawyer on the Central Coast, a nationally accredited mediator and an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
Paul has been admitted as a solicitor for over 20 years and practiced on the Central Coast for the last 20 years.
Paul is well regarded for his expertise in complex family law matters, including difficult parenting disputes and risk cases. As well as working within the court system, Paul has extensive experience in resolving family law matters outside the court system and encourages the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes in his practice. Paul’s sensible approach to matters sees many favourable settlements for his clients prior to needing to commence Court proceedings.
Paul also assists clients with estate planning, conveyancing and leases.
Paul is the immediate past 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 a member of the P&F Executive at Star of the Sea Primary School.
Sophie is an experienced solicitor in the Family Law and Commercial Law teams at Tonkin Drysdale Partners.
Admitted in 2012, Sophie spent her first seven years as a solicitor with a leading firm in Tamworth working across a range of areas including family law, property transactions and estate planning.
She continues to be sought after by members of the greater Tamworth community to act in their legal matters. Sophie has particular expertise in rural family law disputes involving large land holdings, farms and agricultural businesses.
Sophie develops an instant rapport with her clients, and is an excellent communicator who provides clear and direct advice.
Her easy manner may come from having worked as an Occupational Therapist for more than a decade prior to changing careers and completing her graduate law degree at The University of Sydney.
Sophie has a long and proud connection with the local community having grown up on the Peninsula and completing her Higher School Certificate at Gosford High School.
In her spare time, Sophie enjoys keeping active and travelling.
Marcus is an instrumental member of the Criminal and Family Law teams at Tonkin Drysdale Partners and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.
After graduating from Macquarie University, Marcus completed internships at Legal Aid, the Aboriginal Legal Service, and the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia. He gained experience in Local and District court criminal matters as a court clerk and then as a solicitor in a highly regarded Criminal Law Practice on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Motivated by the belief that the law system is often dominated by decent people in tough situations, Marcus is passionate about helping his clients tell their story and obtain the best possible results at Court.