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) 8319 7498
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.
Lee Susans joined Gentles Family Lawyers in June 2020. She has over 25 years experience working in the Legal profession on the Northern Beaches. Lee is responsible for the daily operations of the firm and assists in a secretarial support role.
Lee is a Northern Beaches local who loves Manly, having lived here for the past 11 years. She and her husband Craig are well-known Queenscliff Surf Club members. She loves making the most of the beautiful beaches around the area and enjoys spending time with the family and playing Golf.
Elly is a Financial Assistant at Gentleslaw.
Isabelle grew up on the Northern Beaches and has strong ties to the local community. She is currently completing a Juris Doctor at the University of Sydney and will graduate in 2022. 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.
As a Paralegal, Isabelle has daily contact with our clients and works closely with Ioanita building her experience in a variety of Family Law matters. Whilst relatively new to the profession, Isabelle is passionate about providing quality service to our clients and brings a genuinely compassionate and empathetic approach to her work. She enjoys learning about the intricacies of Family Law, and applying her developing skills in legal research and problem solving to assist Ioanita in achieving great outcomes for our clients.
In her spare time Isabelle loves to take her dog on walks outdoors, spending time with her family (including supporting the Manly Marlins on a weekend) and keeping up to date with the latest podcasts.
Mobile:0412 341 635
Phone:(02) 8319 7498