Ioanita is the firm’s Principal Solicitor and Director. She is a respected and sought-after family lawyer, with a 25-year track record in achieving successful outcomes in all areas of family law.
With a professional background in civil and personal injury litigation, Ioanita brings clarity and effectiveness to what is often a confusing and frustrating process. She is highly skilled in solving the legal and financial problems that arise from relationship breakdowns, most often without heading to Court.
If a matter does have to proceed to Court, she has a wealth of experience having practised successfully in London, Auckland and Sydney. Ioanita has built her family law practice both in Sydney and Parramatta Registries.
Ioanita is naturally approachable, compassionate and discreet. She will identify your rights and possible strategies to enable you to make decisions for you and your family’s future.
She has an interest in assisting clients without the need for making court applications where the client and their partner are amicable and share a common goal of helping to meet some of the other person’s needs. She is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and the President and founding member of Collaborative Professionals Northern Beaches. Her efforts in these areas have paid off with success stories from clients on the testimonials page.
When you are not sure what you can do during separation, call Ioanita for valuable family law advice.
Mobile:0412 341 635
Phone:(02) 9977 0889
Eliza has worked closely with Ioanita since 2016 and is well into her Law degree with the expectation to be admitted as a NSW Solicitor in early 2020. After completing a Communications degree, where she gained invaluable knowledge of people and their needs, Eliza understands about the high emotions of Family Law clients and how important it is to provide them with the highest level of service.
Eliza has developed an understanding of the complexities of the separated family and has developed a passion for helping clients. She has gained experience in drafting Court documents, works well with briefed Counsel on matters and has a good understanding of Family Law processes in and out of the Courts.
As a legal assistant, Eliza is Ioanita’s first point of call. She is a motivated, switched on legal assistant who brings a compassionate and dedicated approach to her legal work and enjoys assisting people to reach the best possible outcome.
Mobile:0412 341 635
Phone:(02) 9977 0889
Ellen is the firm’s newest legal assistant and lives on the Northern Beaches. After finishing her Law Degree in Sao Paulo, Brazil in June 2014 and, working as a lawyer for 2 years, Ellen decided to move to Australia. As a solicitor, Ellen has experience in Family Law after working for one of the most well-known Family Law Firms in Sao Paulo, and Commercial Law. Prior to joining Gentles Family Lawyers, Ellen has worked in a law firm for sales and purchases and is adept at e-conveyancing on Pexa, reviewing and preparing contracts.
Ellen has now completed her first year of the Diploma of Law with the Legal Profession Admission Board Diploma of New South Wales, to become accredited in the Australian legal system.
Ellen brings a fresh perspective to the team at Gentles Law and a constant drive to learn. She is a welcome asset to the team and can assist with any client’s whose native language is Portuguese.
Flora is approachable, down to earth and committed to assisting clients to the very best of her ability. She understands the difficulties associated with the breakdown of a relationship and the importance of reaching the best possible outcome for all parties involved.
Flora has been working in the legal industry for over 10 years in both Australia and overseas. She started as a legal secretary specialising in personal injury for a firm in the UK and completed her level 3 Diploma in Law & Practice, before moving to Australia 8 years ago. She has since worked for a number of firms in and around Sydney gathering experience in family law, wills & probate and conveyancing.
Outside of work Flora is the mother of 2 young boys, who keep her on her toes. She loves to bake, travel and be outdoors.
Manly office: (02) 9977 0889
Ioanita Gentles: 0412 341 635
Conveyancing: 0412 982 093
Manly: Suite 5, Ground floor
39 East Esp, Manly 2095 NSW
City: Level 10
20 Martin Pl, Sydney 2000 NSW
Our Manly office hours are:
8.30am to 5.00pm
Lunch hour: 1-2pm
We look forward to helping you