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The Team...


Principal Lawyer Joseph Morrissey is a third generation Lawyer with thirty years experience in legal practice. Joseph and our support staff strive to provide personal attention to each matter according to your needs and circumstances.
Principal:     JOSEPH MORRISSEY 


Joseph commenced his legal career in 1988 as a Law Clerk at the Sydney law firm, Murphy & Moloney (now part of Hunt & Hunt). 


Joseph’s grandfather and father were partners of the firm.  Joseph is a third generation Lawyer.


After admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1992, Joseph remained in the Sydney law practice a further 2 years until relocating to the South Coast of NSW in 1994 as a Lawyer employed by Kennedy & Cooke Lawyers in Ulladulla until 2004.  


In 2004, Joseph undertook further study in Mediation and Collaborative Law completing a Graduate Certificate in Mediation with Relationships Australia in 2007, Collaborative Law training with the University of Technology, Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.


Joseph has experience in most areas of legal practice and has represented clients in a wide range of matters including civil disputes, family law, property law including conveyancing & leasing, elder law including Wills, Enduring Guardianship, Powers of Attorney, Probate, Deceased Estate administration and Wills disputes. 


Although Joseph has conducted litigation on behalf of his clients over the years, he now sees alternative dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation and collaboration as a better way to settle disputes. 


Joseph has considerable mediation experience both as mediator and in a supervisory role.  He has conducted mediation in family law parenting and property settlements, deceased estate claims, work place disputes and retirement village conflicts. 


Professional Qualifications


  • Dip Law S.A.B 1992

  • Solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW 1992

  • The College of Law NSW Legal Practice Management Certificate 2000

  • Certificate Level 1 Collaborative Practice UTS 2007

  • Grad Cert. Mediation (Relationships Australia) 2007

  • Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (with distinction) TAFE NSW 2010

Legal Assistant:       Vanessa Cartwright
Vanessa is an experienced Legal Assistant.
She has over twenty years valuable experience across general legal practice including all property matters, probate and deceased estates.
Vanessa has been with us since 2011 and assists in all areas of the practice.
Vanessa is experienced, friendly & easy to communicate with, always offering practical and effective assistance. 


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