MDV Family Lawyers Team

ABOUT MDV FAMILY LAWYERS, NOWRA

PEOPLE YOU CAN TRUST

MDV Family Lawyers in Nowra understands family law matters can be extremely difficult. As the longest established family law practice in the region, we are highly experienced in family law processes and supporting clients to a favourable resolution. If you are seeking realistic, honest and compassionate legal advice, MDV Family Lawyers are the legal team for you. Read more about why to choose us.

MELISSA DIANNE VINE

PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR

Qualifications: LLB, BCom, GDLP, FDRP

Email address: [email protected]

Melissa graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2010, and completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2011. Melissa is admitted as a Lawyer of the NSW Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia. In 2015 she made the bold decision to start her own law firm practising solely in family law. Melissa is passionate about proactive parenting and remaining child focused despite separation. Melissa is also a member of the NSW Young Lawyers Association, the Women Lawyers Association of NSW, a Specialist Domestic Violence Panel Solicitor and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

MELISSA DIANNE VINE

AMMARA AKBAR

Solicitor

Qualifications: BA, LLB, GDLP

Email address: [email protected]

Ammara graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 with a Bachelor of Laws having previously completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Painting and Drawing with the University of New South Wales.  Ammara was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2018. Prior to joining MDVFL Ammara was working in the areas of employment law and family law having gained experience working at the Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre.

AMMARA AKBAR

Cathy Davey

Client Care Co-ordinator and Practice Manager

Email address: [email protected]

Cathy has been with MDV Family Lawyers since the beginning. Cathy has a wealth of management, client service and administration experience and proudly assists our staff and clients with all their enquiries. Cathy is passionate and dedicated to her role as Client Care Co-ordinator and Practice Manager.

Cathy Davey

Sally Hanson

Chief Financial Officer

Email address: [email protected]

Sally joined the Firm returning to work after seeing all three of her young children off to Primary School. Sally has applied her experience in accounting and banking to implement, manage and improve all aspects of the accounting systems required to run our Practice as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

Sally Hanson

Ellie Blyton

Legal Support Officer

Email address: [email protected]

Ellie moved to the Shoalhaven from Canberra to take on the role of Executive Assistant to our Principal Solicitor. Ellie’s previous experience includes as a law clerk of a large law firm in Canberra prior to joining our team. Ellie’s kind and caring nature shines through daily making her an expert when it comes to remaining calm and client focused.

Ellie Blyton