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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.
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.
Ashleigh was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia in August 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree, with a major in Accounting. Ashleigh has worked almost exclusively in the area of family law since that time, but also has experience in commercial litigation, family provision claims and estate planning.
Her practice areas include parenting, property, divorce, spousal maintenance and child support. Ashleigh is also dedicated to resolving disputes without resorting to litigation and has particular experience in drafting binding financial agreements.
Ashleigh is a member of the Law Society and the NSW Young Lawyers Family Law Committee.
Georgia was admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia after having completed a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Psychology. Georgia has worked almost exclusively in family law in both NSW and Western Australia and has experience in a broad range of family law matters, including divorce, parenting and children’s matters, property settlement, binding financial agreements, spousal maintenance and child support. Georgia is passionate about family law and parties obtaining a fair and equitable outcome following the breakdown of their relationship, and ensuring that children’s best interests are considered first and foremost.
Georgia is conscious of the financial and emotional cost of family law litigation and works to ensure her clients have a clear understanding of the law which governs their dispute, advising them every step of the way.
Tilley is a solicitor within our Family Law Team.
Tilley was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia in July 2018 after completing a Bachelor of International Relations and Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the Australian National University.
Tilley has worked exclusively in the area of family law and has experience in a broad range of family law matters, including divorce, parenting and children’s issues, property settlements, binding financial agreements, spouse maintenance and child support.
Julianne has worked in family law since 2012 and holds degrees in both Law (Honours) and Commerce. She has worked in the challenging area of child protection law and is a passionate advocate in parenting and child-related issues. Prior to becoming a solicitor, Julianne worked in industry as an accountant and she draws on her forensic skills in dealing with complex property matters. She appears regularly in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court, also appearing at the appellate level. She has additional experience in commercial litigation, family provision claims and estate planning.
Julianne provides advice with intelligence, understanding and compassion. With technical experience and strategic thinking Julianne assists clients through all family law processes using a combination of thorough planning, mediation, and should the need arise, litigation.
Julianne is a member of the Law Society of NSW and is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer.