Management Team

Hamish McLachlan (he/him)

Interim CEO

Gayathri Paramasivam

Legal Director, Day Service

Lauren Gordon (she/her)

Managing Lawyer, Generalist and Integrated Services

Meghan Fitzgerald (they/them)

Managing Lawyer, Strategic Litigation

Shane Marr (he/him)

Chief Operating Officer

Madeleine Lynch (she/her)

Managing Lawyer, Family Law and Family Violence

Ryan Hsu (he/they)

Service Director, Q+Law

Kelly Cassidy (she/they/he)

Principal Lawyer, Q+ Law

Adam Willson (he/him)

Managing Lawyer, Criminal Law and Drug Outreach

Verena Tan (she/her)

Manager, Policy Advocacy & Projects

Rebecca Johnston-Ryan (she/her)

Service Director, Night Service


Administration Team

Jo Ferrari (she/her)

Executive Assistant to CEO

Tuvan Vuong (she/her)

Finance Assistant

Candace Johnson (she/her)

Finance Officer

Em Collard (they/them)

Night Service Admin Officer

Laura Gartland (she/her)

Legal Practice Manager

Charlie Brennan (he/him)

Client Services and Administration Officer

Deb Brown (she/her)

Front Office Coordinator, Reservoir

Raf Lawrie (she/her)

Specialist Family Violence Administration Officer

Jess Ness (she/her)

Volunteer Coordinator

Erin O'Dwyer (she/her)

Law Handbook Editor

Naomi Hanna (she/her)

Client Services Intake Assistant

Emma Lang

Communications and Fundraising Lead


Criminal Law and Drug Outreach Team

Kevin Nguyen (he/him)

Community Lawyer, Neighbourhood Justice Centre

Tristan Brumby-Rendell (he/him)

Drug Outreach Lawyer

Tessa Di Paola (she/her)

Senior Community Lawyer, Neighbourhood Justice Centre

Eve Dickenson (she/her)

Trainee Lawyer


Generalist and Integrated Services Team

Rebecca Leighton (she/her)

Community Outreach Lawyer

Michelle Goldberg (she/her)

Senior Women's Lawyer

Peter Sublet (he/him)

Senior Generalist Lawyer

Julia Wallace (she/her)

Community Outreach Lawyer, St Vincent's

Sinead Tobin (she/her)

Social Worker, WILO

Belinda Anderson (she/her)

Social Worker, WILO

Flick Ellis (they/them)

Social Worker, WILO (parental leave)


Social Action and Public Interest Law

Kelly Whitworth (she/her)

Membership and Outreach Coordinator, Voices for Change

Sophie L'Estrange (she/her)

Lawyer, Strategic Litigation and Social Action

Bess Smallwood (she/her)

Policy and Systemic Advocacy Officer

Gabrella Bezabih (she/her)

Community Legal Education Officer

Jia Kho (she/her)

Project Coordinator, Working Without Barriers


Q+Law

Tara Suamba (they/them)

Community Lawyer, Q+Law

Joseph Ishow

Senior Community Lawyer, Q+Law

Elizabeth Griggs (they/them)

Client Intake and Administration Officer, Q+Law

Khoi Nguyen (he/them)

Community Engagement and Legal Education Officer, Q+Law

Paloma Cole (she/her)

Community Lawyer, Q+Law and GIST


Family Law and Family Violence

Linda Waters (she/her)

Senior Family Violence Lawyer, Family Law and Family Violence

Gatwech Wal (he/him)

Community Lawyer, Family Law and Family Violence

Christina Potts (she/her)

Community Lawyer, Family Law and Family Violence

Kath O'Callaghan (she/her)

Community Lawyer, Family Law and Family Violence

Rafaella Lawrie (she/her)

Community Lawyer, Family Law and Family Violence


Family Law - Private Practice

Amre Levy (he/him)

Family Lawyer

Meg Whittaker (she/her)

Paralegal


Night Service

Morgan Nyland (he/him)

Senior Lawyer, Migrant Employment Law Clinic

Glen Ludbrook

Night Service Coordinator, Reservoir

Yu Wang (he/him)

Lawyer, Migrant Employment Law Clinic

Mark Rawlings (he/him)

Night Service Coordinator, Fitzroy