Our Team

Sophie Pearson – Legal Practice Director

Sophie Pearson is a Director and a specialist in the field of family and de facto relationship law. She has been responsible for helping many of our clients navigate some of the most challenges crossroads of their personal lives.

Joelene Nel – Senior Associate

With more than 10 years of experience in family law, Joelene takes away fear through compassionate service and remarkable skills in negotiation

Shona Sahay – Solicitor

After gaining experience in a variety of different areas of law, Shona now joins our family law team as a Solicitor.With a compassionate and calm demeanour, Shona is committed to helping each individual client by providing a service that is tailored to their individual needs

Allison Masal – Paralegal

One of the newest members of the team, Allison has already made a significant impact with our clients thanks to her dedication to family law.She has more than 11 years experience in the field and the ability to quickly build total confidence from our clients.

Suzanne Falzon – Paralegal

McLaughlins’ is proud to have had Suzanne as an integral member of our team for almost 20 years. Her strengths lie in her invaluable wealth of experience and knowledge of the legal industry, specifically in the fields of family law and commercial and corporate litigation.