Meet the people who make it happen

We search out staff who excel in their roles as lawyers but who are also great with people, not just the law.


Wendy Jenkins

Wendy Jenkins

Principal

Wendy is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with extensive experience in all areas of family law. She applies her detailed understanding and knowledge of the law in a practical way to achieve negotiated settlements...

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Paul Ross

Paul Ross

Principal

Paul is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. He has practised in all areas of Family Law since 1993. Paul has a particular interest in preparing binding prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements for de facto couples...

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Marita Bajinskis

Marita Bajinskis

Principal

Marita is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. She has practised exclusively in family law since 2001. Marita combines a thorough understanding of the law with a practical and realistic approach to resolving...

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Penelope Charlesworth

Penelope Charlesworth

Senior Associate

Penelope is a Senior Associate at Blackwood Family Lawyers. She was admitted to practice in 2005 and has practiced in family law for over a decade, in both South Australia and Victoria.

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Caroline Khoury

Caroline Khoury

Senior Associate

Caroline was admitted into practice in 2007. She has practiced substantially in family law since her admission and now practices exclusively in family law in relation to both marriages and de facto relationships...

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Danielle Sturgeon

Danielle Sturgeon

Senior Associate

Danielle was admitted to practice in 2011 and has practiced exclusively in family law since that time. Before her admission, Danielle worked for a number of years in family law and so has a broad base of knowledge...

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Natalie Fifield

Natalie Fifield

Senior Associate

Natalie has worked exclusively in family law since being admitted to practice in 2012. Natalie focuses on achieving the best results for clients, in a practical and efficient manner.

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Stephanie Reid

Stephanie Reid

Senior Associate

Stephanie is a Senior Associate with Blackwood Family Lawyers. She has practised solely in family law since 2008.

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Elisa Turco

Elisa Turco

Lawyer

Elisa was admitted to practice in 2016. Before her admission, Elisa worked for a number of years in family law as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (mediator) and community legal centre volunteer.

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