Meet The East Coast Law Team

We’re a reliable and experienced conveyancing company with a solid reputation. Our team of experts are dedicated to providing our clients with the best service, every step of the way.

Our team of conveyancers and solicitors

Paul Bollen
Solicitor and Director
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Paul is the Director of East Coast Law and was admitted to practice as a Lawyer in 1981 and is a member of the Law Society NSW. Paul specialises in property development, Retirement Villages Business, Commercial Law, and Estate Planning, demonstrating a wealth of expertise in these areas over his 40+ years of practice.

“I was drawn to Law by its fascinating complexity and ever-evolving challenges. Beyond the office, you’ll often find me immersed in joyful moments with my extended family, cherishing every opportunity to create lasting memories together.” ~ Paul

Kevin Byrnes
Senior Solicitor
Vicki Andrews
Senior Solicitor
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Vicki holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and Laws from Sydney University, and is a member of the New South Wales Law Society. With over three decades of continuous practice since January 1986, Vicki specialises in Family Law, Wills and Estates, and Family Provision Claims, showcasing a wealth of expertise in these areas.

“I chose to enter the legal profession because I believe in its power to provide crucial support during difficult times, helping people navigate through challenging legal issues and move forward with their lives. Outside of work, you’ll often find me tending to my garden, diving into the pages of an Australian crime thriller, and unwinding with a glass or two of red wine.” ~ Vicki

Simone Johnson
Solicitor | Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
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Simone holds a Bachelor of Communications (majoring in Journalism), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with a Diploma of Legal Practice, and a Master of Environmental Law. She holds accreditations from Resolution Institute, Australian National Mediation Accreditation, and the Attorney General’s Department. Simone is a Member of the Law Society of NSW, admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Specialising in Family Law and mediation, Simone brings a wealth of expertise to our practice.

“I chose this profession because I find it rewarding to secure a positive outcome for clients that doesn’t involve the ongoing intervention of the Court. Outside I work you can find me at the gym or spending time with my Golden Retriever.” ~ Simone

Kerry Dowling
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Kerry is a Licensed Conveyancer at East Coast Law. With over 12 years of experience, Kerry’s passion lies in simplifying the conveyancing process for clients. Outside of work, Kerry dreams of retiring or pursuing Event Management, while her bucket list includes travelling to Hawaii, Fiji, or both! 

“As I approach retirement, the reasons for choosing this profession may have faded, but my dedication remains steadfast. My aim is to ensure the conveyancing journey is smooth and stress-free for every client.”  ~ Kerry

Melena Murphy
Legal Assistant
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Melena holds the esteemed title of Justice of the Peace. With a specialised focus on Conveyancing, Melena’s expertise lies in navigating the intricacies of property transactions. Melena’s dedication to our team ensures smooth and successful outcomes for clients in the complex realm of conveyancing.

“I chose this profession because I thrive in fast-paced work environments. Outside I work you can find me at the beach or hanging with my fur baby and beautiful grand babies” ~ Melena

Anabelle Castro
Legal Assistant
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Anabelle is a seasoned Legal Assistant, she brings a great skill set honed through years of experience. Renowned for her attention to detail, organisational skills, and clear communication, she excels under pressure, meeting tight deadlines effortlessly. With expertise in critical thinking and multitasking, Anabelle is an invaluable asset to our team.

“I chose this profession because I want to be able to showcase my skills and be in an environment where I can fully apply my skills into practice. Outside of work you can find me spending time with my family, friends and my cats, enjoying good food and drinks. I also love singing!” ~ Anabelle

April Spriggs
Practice Manager
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April has qualifications including Cert IV in Accounting and Cert IV in Business Administration, and is currently studying towards a Cert IV in Human Resource Management and a Diploma of Business. With expertise in Accounts & Administration, April’s career journey began post-High School, initially as an Accounts assistant, eventually evolving into a Practice Manager. Outside work, April enjoys dancing, horseback riding, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her cats, while also indulging in her passion for singing. 

“Choosing this profession straight after high school, I seized an opportunity at a local business and have since evolved from an Accounts assistant to a proficient Practice Manager through experience and training.”  ~ April

Jo Abdelnour
Administration Assistant
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Jo holds a Diploma in Children’s Services. With a keen focus on Office Administration, Jo supports our law firm, and has experience with government agencies, and medical practices. Her expertise lies in ensuring smooth operations and efficient workflows. With a commitment to professionalism and attention to detail, Jo adeptly handles the administrative needs of our office and clients.

“I chose this profession for its supportive nature and the opportunity to interact with diverse individuals. Outside work, I cherish moments with my family, engage in volunteering, and indulge in hobbies like fishing, reading, and travelling.” ~ Jo

Michelle Rae
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