Principal Solicitor & Director

Ioanita Gentles

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.

Email:ioanita@gentleslaw.com.au

Mobile:0412 341 635

Phone:(02) 9977 0889

Senior Paralegal

Flora Johnson

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.

Email:info@gentleslaw.com.au

Mobile:0412 341 635

Phone:(02) 9977 0889

Legal Assistant

Ellen Vital

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.

Email:info@gentleslaw.com.au

Mobile:0412 341 635

Phone:(02) 9977 0889

Legal Assistant

Isabelle Sidery

Isabelle has recently joined the firm as a Legal Assistant while completing a Juris Doctor at Macquarie University. With a degree in History and International Relations (2019), Isabelle brings extensive experience in customer service, excellent communications and negotiation skills and valuable knowledge of clients, their needs and expectations.

Isabelle works closely with Ioanita and has genuinely compassionate  and empathetic approach to her work. She strives to provide quality service recognizing the difficulties our clients experience.

Whilst new to the profession, Isabelle is committed to building her experience in Family Law. In her spare time she loves to take her dog on walks outdoors and spending time with her family.

Email:info@gentleslaw.com.au

Mobile:0412 341 635

Phone:(02) 9977 0889

Paralegal

Eliza Crowe-Maxwell

Eliza is a new team member who brings with her several years’ experience as an estate planning paralegal and in her early career worked in Barristers Chambers as Counsel’s Assistant and in Court.

Her previous work experience has also involved client relationship roles within financial legal compliance and trust management. She holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Asian Studies from ANU and has spent a year living in Japan.

Eliza is a warm, capable and discreet member of the team who always has our clients’ best interests as her focus. As the proud mother of two children and a local you can be assured that Eliza is well qualified to assist you.

Email:info@gentleslaw.com.au

Mobile:0412 341 635

Phone:(02) 9977 0889

Phone us

Manly office: (02) 9977 0889
Ioanita Gentles: 0412 341 635
Conveyancing: 0412 982 093

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Visit us

Manly: Suite 5, Ground floor
39 East Esp, Manly 2095 NSW
City: Level 10
20 Martin Pl, Sydney 2000 NSW

Other locations

Opening hours

Our Manly office hours are:
8.30am to 5.00pm
Lunch hour: 1-2pm

We look forward to helping you