Walls Bridges is owned & operated by lawyer & accredited family law specialist, Jacqueline Conquest.
Jacqueline Conquest is from the Mornington Peninsula and has been practising law since 2002, with a background in commercial law, human rights, family law, Wills and estate planning.
Jacqueline has specialized in family law since 2008. She was drawn to the complexities associated with this area of law, coupled with the opportunity to work alongside families in need of support. Jacqueline’s background, technical experience and professional standing provides the best legal support for families facing conflict. She is a highly experienced negotiator and regularly represents clients in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court, and Magistrates Court in relation to property, children’s issues and family violence.
In addition to being a highly skilled lawyer, Jacqueline is a trained mediator and collaborative professional. Collaborative practice provides clients access to an approach designed to achieve outcomes in a beneficial way within a co-operative professional framework.
Jacqueline practises in Wills and estates and is completing a Masters of Law in this area. She provides legal advice and representation in the preparation of Wills and estate planning documents, probate and challenges to a Will.
Accredited Family Law Specialist
Leonie practises in Wills & Estates and Family law. She has a strong interest in the intersection between the two areas, with a particular focus on property matters, including Trusts and Self-Managed Super Funds.
Leonie takes a holistic approach to estate planning. Having settled many estates, she appreciates the problems that may arise when applying for probate and can use that knowledge to help clients avoid such issues.
Leonie also has a background in superannuation death benefit claims and has a solid knowledge of the claims process.
Family & Succession Lawyer
Wills & Estates
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Bachelor of Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Law, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Lauren is passionate about family law and approaches all client matters in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner.
Being a parent and former school teacher, Lauren has insight into family dynamics and the importance of resolving family law matters with a calm and measured approach with minimal conflict. Lauren approaches the practice of family law with a creative and problem-solving mindset, with the objective of assisting her clients avoid prolonged litigation.
Lauren is skilled in all areas of family law, and has a particular interest in parenting matters. Lauren appears in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court, and the Magistrates’ Court for family violence matters. She also briefs Counsel on more complex family law matters.
Family Law Solicitor
GradDipLaw, LLB(Hons), GDLP
Debbie is the first point of contact for the firm and handles all new enquires and calls.
Debbie has worked in family law for many years. She loves being able to help clients and is known for her reliability, compassion and empathy.
Debbie works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Kathy has an extensive background working as a senior executive assistant and paralegal in city law firms and corporate.
Fortunately for Walls Bridges we were able to lure her down to the Mornington Peninsula!
She is known for her high intelligence, diligence and tenacious determination to figure things out.
Executive Assistant & Paralegal Mgr
Charlotte is affectionately called the firm’s ‘super assistant’. She has a gracious ability of being able to tackle many different tasks with calm and composure. She works part time with Walls Bridges as ‘super assistant’ and spends her other time as ‘super mum’. She comes from a family of lawyers with a love of the law, and her father now in his 80’s still practices with a passion!
Paralegal & Admin Assistant
Reception – Tuesdays