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 – 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.
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 – Conveyancer
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.
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