Owen Webb LL B, GDLP, MAIMA, F Fin (Principal)
Owen is the Principal of the firm and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator under NMAS. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. He has many years experience in corporate advice and family and small businesses. Owen focuses on dispute resolution, practical problem solving and has an extensive experience in commercial leasing, wills and probate, commercial and business law. He sits on various boards and committees and is currently the Secretary of the Resolution Institute of Australia - Victorian Mediation Special Interest Group.
Steven Hoban LL B, BA, ASIA Dip. (Partner)
Steven is a Partner of the firm. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1983 and admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2016. Steven completed his Articles with leading Melbourne law firm, Russell Kennedy & Cook. After a stint with Coopers & Lybrand he focused on tax and commercial law before embarking on a senior corporate career which included ten years working in Singapore and Indonesia. Steven has worked for many years with commercial contracts, purchase and sale of businesses, leasing, contracts and wills, powers of attorney, probate and estate matters. He has managed successful mediations and litigation matters from the Supreme Court to the Magistrates Court and at VCAT
Nicole McDiarmid LL B, B Crim, GDLP, Dip Business (Partner)
Nicole was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2020 after an early career in Aged Care and Marketing. Nicole is also admitted to the High Court of Australia. Nicole practices predominantly in the areas of property law, leasing, Wills and Estates, Powers of Attorney, Estate planning and litigation, Sale and Purchase of Business and Commercial Law, in both Victoria and New South Wales.
Jeremy Sear LLB/BA (Hons), GDLP (Senior Solicitor)
Jeremy was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002. He was a member of the Victorian Bar from 2005 to 2012. He is dedicated to the practice of family law and sits on several committees of the Law Institute of Victoria's family law section.
W. John Gilbert B. Juris LL B (Consultant)
John was admitted to practice in 1975. He has extensive experience in legal practice including property development, syndication, finance and contract advice. John is well placed to give advice on “off the plan” contracts from both sides of the transaction. He was the founding partner of W J Gilbert & Co. John is a leading authority on business purchases/sales as well as succession planning including wills and estate challenges and all commercial and financial disputes.
Philip Turner LL B (Consultant)
Philip was admitted to practice in 1963. He has extensive experience in property development, property investment, finance and all commercial matters.
He has served as a partner of Clements Mott and Bett which then merged to become Ridgeway Clements. Philip then became a partner of Gadens – a major national law firm. His many years experience as a senior property lawyer leaves him well qualified to advise on most proposed property and property development transactions.
Tracy Webb Dip Conveyancing (Conveyancer)
Tracy is experienced in conveyancing, subdivision, settlements. She has a diploma in conveyancing and is electronic conveyancing accredited. She has extensive dealings with local authorities, banks and real estate agents to ensure transactions are executed smoothly and efficiently.
Annette Martino Cert IV Legal Services (Legal Assistant)
Annette is a legal assistant with considerable experience particularly in conveyancing, settlements and litigation. She is an accredited electronic conveyancing practitioner and has a Certificate IV in Legal Services. Annette provides support in our Family Law and our Litigation matters.
Katrina Wieringa AssocDipBus (Administration Manager)
Katrina has worked in the legal profession for 35 years, having worked in both large corporate firms and smaller suburban offices. She has completed an Advanced Diploma of Accounting and a Diploma of Financial Markets. Katrina looks after all our accounting needs and provides backup and support to other areas within the firm.
Sue Barnes (Legal Assistant/Receptionist)
Sue has worked in the legal profession for over 40 years. She assists in a wide range of legal matters and all administration tasks. She has considerable experience particularly in Conveyancing, Wills and Powers of Attorney. She has completed Certificate II and lll in Business & Office Administration.