Paul Holdway - Principal

As a Principal of Legal Essentials, Paul is always looking for ways to reduce the cost of using the law for our clients. Paul’s ability to provide commercial and practical outcomes means that our clients get the best value for their money.

Having practiced law for more than 20 years, Paul brings a wide ranging experience to Legal Essentials, which includes commercial litigation, partnership disputes, family law and de facto property matters, employment law, insurance disputes and acting for victims of sexual abuse. His experience in management of a legal practice brings particular benefit to our firm.

Kezi Welch Lawyer | Legal Essentials

Kezi Welch – Principal

Kezi has worked with Legal Essentials since her time in law school (with a one-year break) and was admitted to practice in March 2016. Her excellent organisational skills see her running the day to day ‘on the ground’ operations of Legal Essentials in an efficient and capable manner.

Kezi’s experience in Wills, Estate Planning and Conveyancing, along with her attention to detail, her calm and friendly approach and her legal knowledge see her with many happy clients.

Jessica Amberley - Special Counsel

Jessica has been working as an Estate Planning lawyer for over 15 years. Her experience in both the public and private sector have seen her deal with a wide variety of clients. In her current practice, she tends to focus on clients with complex personal structures, offering Estate Planning solutions in a straightforward and friendly manner.

She commenced Legal Essentials in 2005 with a vision to establish a firm that offered both excellence and a personal touch in Estate Planning and Administration.

Tracey Humphries – Lawyer

Tracey was admitted to legal practice in 2006 while working at our sister law firm, Lewis Holdway Lawyers. After taking some time away to focus on being a mother to three children, Tracey started working with Legal Essentials in 2018. Tracey brings a relatable but professional approach to her work in Wills and Estates and is passionate about helping her estate clients through an often very difficult time.

Ally Lazzaro – Conveyancing Clerk

Ally joined Legal Essentials in 2020 as our conveyancing clerk. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business majoring in Marketing and Applied Economics. She has extensive experience in conveyancing and Real Estate, having worked in this field for over 10 years.

Ally enjoys the challenges the role brings her on a daily basis. Her main focus is achieving a successful settlement and seeing her clients happy. She is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the best result she can for every transaction.

Chloe Manson – Administrative Assistant

Chloe joined Legal Essentials in 2019 as our Administrative Assistant. She lived in Thailand for 13 years and attended an international school. In 2013 she returned to Australia and completed a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management). Since then Chloe has worked in a variety of admin roles.

Chloe enjoys the variety of tasks her job provides. She has a friendly and patient nature and loves engaging with people.

Recent Articles

Who should I name as my Superannuation beneficiary?

Who should I name as my Superannuation beneficiary?

November 17, 2021

As part of our estate planning services, we will talk to you about your superannuation and if you have a binding death benefit nomination in place. Generally, your superannuation does not form part of your estate and is not distributed under your Will. If you do not have a binding death nomination in place upon…

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Electronic Witnessing of Wills and Powers of Attorney

Electronic Witnessing of Wills and Powers of Attorney

October 20, 2021

Last year was a difficult year for Wills & Estates lawyers. When COVID-19 hit, lawyers had to work from home and could no longer have face-to-face meetings with their clients. A big problem quickly arose, how could our clients sign their Wills in front of two witnesses when they were unable to leave their homes…

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