THE LEGAL TEAM AT MICHAEL CONLEY LAWYERS

Michael Conley

Partner
Michael was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1983 (and also of the High Court of Australia) and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Michael worked as a Solicitor with leading national firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in the litigation section between 1983 and 1985 before establishing his specialist Family Law based practice in Pitt Street, Sydney in 1985. The practice relocated to the current location of Martin Place in 1996.

Michael’s work has ranged from straight-forward family matters, relating to property, parenting and maintenance to the resolution of complex commercial, corporate and trust issues in family related disputes, involving substantial and varied assets (located in both in Australia and overseas). These types of disputes are often protracted, hard fought and intensive, requiring both experience and commitment.

Depending on the nature of the matter Michael is able to work on his own, or as part of a team he organises and leads, comprised of additional lawyers or other specialists as required.

Michael is able to provide the benefits of his extensive experience, dedication and absolute commitment to achieving the best outcomes for his clients – all in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

Email Contact: michael@michaelconley.com.au

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Lila Morris

Partner
Lila holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales, she also holds a Master of Law, Family Law major from the University of Technology Sydney, and is one of the first solicitors to graduate with a Masters of Law.

Lila is admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Lila has worked exclusively in Family Law since her admission as a solicitor in 2002.

Lila has experience in dealing with complex property cases involving family company structures and trust set ups as well as parenting cases, as well as dealing with cases with an international aspect to them. Lila prides herself in being able to assist clients in achieving a sensible and efficient resolution of Family Law disputes.

Lila is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Network of Australia.

Email contact: lila@michaelconley.com.au

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Rose Buttigieg

Senior Associate
Rose was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, as well as the High Court of Australia, in April 2011. She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, the NSW Young Lawyers section of the Law Society of New South Wales, a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Network of Australia.

Rose commenced working in the firm in 2008 forming part of the administrative staff whilst completing her degree with the University of Wollongong. After completing her Law degree with Honours, Rose was admitted to practice in 2011 when she joined the firm’s legal team. Since this time, Rose has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law dealing with matters relating to financial settlements and parenting as well as interrelated areas of law. Rose’s eye for detail and commitment to excellence has seen her involved in a number of complex financial matters and in doing so has developed a positive working relationship with a number of leading forensic accountants and the jurisdiction’s most senior barristers. At all times during the conduct of her matters, Rose remains focused on striving for her client’s best interests and understanding of each client’s unique needs. She remains passionate about the law and keenly interested in developing her knowledge base, particularly within the Family Law jurisdiction.

Email contact: rose@michaelconley.com.au

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Louisa Lo-Cao

Solicitor
Louisa commenced working in the firm in 2011 as a paralegal to a Senior Associate whilst completing her combined law and social science degree with Macquarie University. Following completion of her degree, Louisa was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in August 2014, as well as the High Court of Australia.

Since this time, Louisa has practiced exclusively in the area of Family Law dealing with matters relating to financial settlements and parenting. Louisa speaks fluent Mandarin, and is able to assist clients in cross-jurisdictional matters involving the Chinese jurisdiction,

Louisa is a members to the Law Society of New South Wales and members of the NSW Young Lawyers Committee. Outside of the professional environment, Louisa is a dedicated triathlete competing in a number of international and domestic Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlons.

Email contact: louisa@michaelconley.com.au

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Jessica Ross

Solicitor
Jessica was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in August 2013, as well as the High Court of Australia. She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the NSW Young Lawyers Family Law Committee.

Jessica has worked with the firm since 2011, forming part of the administrative staff and assisting senior lawyers at the firm with complex property matters, whilst completing her law degree with University of Technology Sydney.

Jessica joined the firm’s legal team in 2013, practising in the areas of Family Law dealing with matters relating to financial settlements and parenting, and Succession Law dealing with probate matters and family provisions claims.

Email contact: jessica@michaelconley.com.au

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Jenny Hawley

Office Manager
Jenny commenced working for the firm in 1996, after having worked in a country legal firm since 1976.

Jenny is the Office Manager as well as executive assistant to Michael Conley.

All initial contacts to the firm should be made through Jenny.

Email contact: jenny@michaelconley.com.au

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