Our Team

Your Trusted Lawyers in Preston, Melbourne

Adelle Jones

Principal Lawyer

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Adelle is a mother, a wife, a birth trauma/sepsis survivor and an advocate of all things ostomy related. She is one of the most empathetic lawyers you will ever meet. And she is proud of it!

Adelle has a long-founded interest in operating her own enterprises. She owned her own law firm, Jones Lawyers & Associates, from 2013–2017 in Cobram, Victoria. After selling this practice and moving to Melbourne she worked exclusively as a Wills and Estates Lawyer in Northcote where she crossed paths with Fiona. Their commonalities in the way they practice law, engage with their clients and their approach to improving efficiency and productivity within the workplace led to the establishment of Haven Legal Co.

Fiona Buchanan

Principal Lawyer

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Fiona is a wife, mother to two beautiful girls and has a fur baby named Chilli.

Fiona previously worked in the Financial Markets and Funds Management trading Equities, Bonds and Currency for a boutique Asset Management Firm. She left the world of Funds Management and assisted in establishing Buchanan Legal in 2007 with her husband in QLD. She went on to gain her legal qualifications studying the Juris Doctor at Bond University. They followed their girls to Melbourne in 2016 and are loving Victoria and city living (although the winters are a bit chilly). Meeting Adelle was like finding a kindred spirit and they are both passionate about helping clients on their life journey. Whether it’s family law, estate planning, buying or selling property or dealing with a deceased estate, Fiona is passionate in advocating for her client and their needs.

Emma Pickford

Head Family Lawyer

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Ashlyn McCurdy

Family Lawyer

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Ashlyn grew up on a dairy farm in Cobram East, Victoria.

After completing University, Ashlyn worked in Shepparton and Echuca before settling in Ballarat. Much of Ashlyn’s family still reside in Cobram and Shepparton so she travels home often. Ashlyn has been admitted to practice for 10 years with broad experience in Family Law, litigation, Wills and Estates and Property Law. Ashlyn found her niche in Family Law and has been practicing solely in this area for the past 5 years. Ashlyn can assist with everything from child custody and parenting matters through to property settlements. Ashlyn enjoys family time with partner Chris and her three stepchildren, particularly heading out for a walk together with their fur baby Murphy, going for swims (when the weather allows for it in Ballarat!) and playing local netball on the weekends.

Brittany Hicks

Lawyer

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Abdul Moukaddem

Lawyer

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Abdul brings with him a plethora of knowledge and wealth of dynamic experience as a Lawyer primarily working within the firm’s Wills & Estate Planning team. Abdul previously worked in Real Estate as well as the Banking and Finance sector prior to coming to the Law. He went on to obtain his legal qualifications by completing a Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University in a mere two and a half years whilst simultaneously working as a full time Paralegal!  A true testament to the vivacious nature and drive he possesses.

Abdul has a multifaceted fluency across a vast rage of practice areas. Prior to joining the Haven Legal Co. team, Abdul regularly appeared in Courts across a number of jurisdictions amassing an abundance of experience as a tenacious Litigator and advocate for his clients in both Criminal and Civil law matters.

Having been born in his Native country of Lebanon and migrating to Australia with his family at 14 months old, Abdul is passionate about assisting his clients from all walks of life and being able to relate to his diverse clientele by ensuring they have access to their legal rights and entitlements as well as having a sound understanding of the cultural sensitivities and familial expectations which may often be at play with his client’s legal affairs. This is accompanied by Abdul’s multi-lingual skillset whereby he is also able to assist you with your legal needs in your native language.

Tabitha Carter

Conveyancing Manager

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Tabitha is a wife and a mother to a little human and furbaby. Tabitha works 100% remotely juggling mum duties and property settlements around Victoria.

Tabitha has been dealing with property settlements for almost 15 years and has seen the industry change in so many ways.

Tabitha has an outstanding ability to manage all her clients expectations through great time management and her calm demeanour. Nothing is ever too much and she goes above and beyond for all her clients. Emails from Tabitha regularly hit your inbox before 7am and after 8pm, sometimes even on weekends!

Tabitha, Fiona and Adelle have worked together for many years, even prior to Haven Legal. It’s easy because it just works!

Ebony Adams

Conveyancer

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David Tom

Law Graduate

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David Tom grew up in the regional Victorian town of Cobram. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at La Trobe Bundoora.

Rahima Masaud

Law Graduate

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Ashlyn grew up on a dairy farm in Cobram East, Victoria.

After completing University, Ashlyn worked in Shepparton and Echuca before settling in Ballarat. Much of Ashlyn’s family still reside in Cobram and Shepparton so she travels home often. Ashlyn has been admitted to practice for 10 years with broad experience in Family Law, litigation, Wills and Estates and Property Law. Ashlyn found her niche in Family Law and has been practicing solely in this area for the past 5 years. Ashlyn can assist with everything from child custody and parenting matters through to property settlements. Ashlyn enjoys family time with partner Chris and her three stepchildren, particularly heading out for a walk together with their fur baby Murphy, going for swims (when the weather allows for it in Ballarat!) and playing local netball on the weekends.

Brittany Hicks

Lawyer

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Lauren Doganay

Family Law Assistant

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Tabitha is a wife and a mother to a little human and furbaby. Tabitha works 100% remotely juggling mum duties and property settlements around Victoria.

Tabitha has been dealing with property settlements for almost 15 years and has seen the industry change in so many ways.

Tabitha has an outstanding ability to manage all her clients expectations through great time management and her calm demeanour. Nothing is ever too much and she goes above and beyond for all her clients. Emails from Tabitha regularly hit your inbox before 7am and after 8pm, sometimes even on weekends!

Tabitha, Fiona and Adelle have worked together for many years, even prior to Haven Legal. It’s easy because it just works!

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