Kelly Stanford |Principal
Collaborative Family Lawyer | Mediator | Arbitrator
A little about me.
I love talking to people. I enjoy helping my clients find a solution to their legal problems. I love our two mottos, “We help when life changes” and “We help families stay out of Court“. That change comes in varying shapes and sizes.
It could be the birth of a baby that prompts you to update your Will or the death of a loved one who didn’t leave a Will or maybe you are planning an overseas trip. Sometimes the change comes as a result of the breakdown of a relationship.
My passion is people and the law that affects them. The law that affects everyday people like you and me is usually around Family Law, Conveyancing and Estate Planning.
I love that in Family Law there are various ways to resolve disputes for people just like you who don’t want to go to Court. I am able to advise you about all of the options open to you and assist your family in finding a solution that is right for you, whether that solution is family negotiation, lawyer-assisted negotiation, mediation, collaborative family law or if we can’t reach an agreement, then helping you with litigation or arbitration. There are so many options for families to choose from. Call me today to discuss the options that may suit you on 1300 444 LAW.
Our conveyancing clients would have to be some of my favorite people. Happy Home Owners is our aim! We are working with PEXA to ensure that the sale or purchase of your home is smooth and as uncomplicated as it can be. We have a streamlined process so that from the time that you tell us that you are ready to buy or sell, we can have your work started very quickly. You can call me today or feel free to email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know that this is a tough area of law, especially deceased estates. But what I love is helping you have peace of mind before something goes wrong and you pass away or lose the capacity to look after your own affairs. Planning how you would like things to be, can give you comfort in knowing that your chosen team of loved ones will know how you would like to be cared for if you can’t live at home, or suffer a life-threatening illness. I can tell you it will give them enormous comfort too! You have the power to give them a roadmap about the care you would like to receive.
Preparing for our death is also a bit hard to think about. But the reality is that everyone who lives will also pass away at some point in time. And touch wood not before you are ready! Biting the bullet and making your Will, appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney and Guardian seem like hard things to do but I am here to help you and your family have a smooth discussion about these things and to prepare the necessary documents for you.
Serving the Community
Giving back time and energy to the community and those who are disadvantaged is another area of my life that I enjoy. To facilitate this in my work I have successfully been appointed to the Legal Aid NSW Family Law Panel, Independent Children’s Lawyer Panel, and the Care and Protection Panel.
In addition, for many years I have been appointed as an External Legal Practitioner by the NSW Department of Community and Justice, Family and Community Services, Community Services (DCJ).
I established the firm in 2000 and we continue to provide quality services to our clients. Our firm culture is on our team, their families and happiness in our work. To be part of our team you need to love what you do and be prepared to go above and beyond.
- University of Technology Sydney | Bachelor of Laws
- University of Technology Sydney | Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
- Admitted Solicitor | High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW
- University of Technology Sydney | Collaborative Law
- College of Law | Master of Applied Law (Family Law)
- Bond University | Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
- Bond University | Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
- AIFLAM | Arbitrator
- The Happy Family Lawyer | Collaborative Practitioner
- Uniting Burnside | Family Group Conference Organiser
Memberships & Associations
- Member – Law Society of NSW
- Executive Member – Macarthur Law Society
- Member – AIFLAM
- President – Macarthur Collaborative Law Group
- Member – Women Lawyers Australia
- Member – Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
- Member – Greater Narellan Chamber
- Member – Camden Chamber of Commerce
- Member – Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce
Jaimi Gardiner |Collaborative Family Lawyer
Jaimi has a keen interest in helping families reach a resolution to their disputes relating to the division of property following their separation. After completing her degree, Jaimi worked for a boutique family law firm in the Hawksbury where she honed her skills and developed a passion for family law.
Helping you stay out of the Court system is Jaimi’s aim. While Jaimi loves the pressures of Court, she knows that it is a stressful process for you as her client and she is keen to focus 100% on reaching a resolution without the need for Court.
Jaimi’s skills in the areas of Estate Planning and Conveyancing also allow her to stay focused on the areas of law that most affect our clients. Contact Jaimi today to see how she can help you when life changes. Call 1300 444 LAW to make an appointment.
Gemma Neale |Executive Assistant | CFO
Gemma is the backbone of our team here at Stanfords. Gemma knows what needs to be done and who needs to do it. Gemma will be able to help you when you call to book an appointment or to discuss a development in your life.
Gemma is also our CFO. She is all things finances at Stanfords.
- Business Administration, Certificate III – Campbelltown College of TAFE
- Online Conveyancing – Law Society of NSW
- Business Administration, Certificate II – Campbelltown College of TAFE
Jessica Durrington | Practice Manager | Paralegal
Jessica is currently responsible for the management of our conveyancing files and assisting our Happy Home Owners and is PEXA trained.
Jessica enjoys working closely with our lawyers and provides support to all of our clients.
- Online Conveyancing – Law Society of NSW
- The Happy Family Lawyer | Social Media for Lawyers
Mai O’Regan | Administrative Assistant
Mai is currently studying Law at Wollongong University. Mai assists the team with all of the tasks that keep an office running! The benefit to Mai of working with us is that she gets to see behind the scenes and a sneak peek into what her life as a lawyer will look like in the future.
Charlotte O’Connor | Practical Legal Training Student
Charlotte has finished her Law Degree and her Psychology Degree! She is now undertaking the last of her study undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Part of that study requires her to complete practical on the job training. We are so glad that she has chosen to come and undertake that training with us. You may bump into or speak to Charlotte when you call or visit the office.
Charlotte is currently learning all things about being a lawyer, from confidentiality to file management and providing a high standard of service to our clients.