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'Brilliance in practice'

After decades of service as Foulsham & Geddes, we are stepping into a new era with a fresh identity

 Jake McKinley signifies the culmination of a decade-long evolution in our practice’s leadership and ethos. This new name embodies our renewed commitment to excellence, accessibility, and inclusivity, reflecting both an internal transformation and our goal to redefine excellence in service for you and our broader community.

Litigation

Commercial

Property

Family

Wills & Probate

Our new motto, ‘Brilliance in Practice,’ pledges dual commitment to legal excellence and integrity. It’s our promise to not only continue providing top-tier legal services but to also light the way forward with innovation and ethical practice.

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Team Legal

Jacob Carswell-Doherty

Jacob Carswell-Doherty

PRINCIPAL

Rodney Lewis OA

Rodney Lewis OA

SENIOR SOLICITOR

Jackson McKinley

Jackson McKinley

SOLICITOR

Teigan Hutchison

Teigan Hutchison

SOLICITOR

Sanchit Paul Lawyer Jake McKinley Law

Sanchit Paul

SOLICITOR

Estephen Gear Bugarin

Estephen Gear Bugarin

LAW graduate

Hayden Nelson

Hayden Nelson

Law Clerk

Nicole Louvris

Nicole Louvris

MANAGER, LEGAL & ACCOUNTING

Georgette Hamilton

Georgette Hamilton

RECEPTIONIST

Tejal Aujla

Tejal Aujla

Receptionist

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Please call us to request a no obligation quote. You will then know exactly how much your matter is going to cost before proceeding.

Our clients are consistently happy with our lawyers’ quick turnaround, attention to detail and client focus.

For us, providing the best possible legal advice in the circumstances is our first priority. We believe in being honest with our clients and observing the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. We take our duty to our clients very seriously and conduct ourselves in each matter as if it were our own.

A lawyer is admitted to practice law, whereas a conveyancer is licensed to only practice conveyancing (i.e. act in property transactions).

All of our lawyers are admitted to practice law in New South Wales. Our lawyers are also admitted to the High Court of Australia which means they are entitled to practice law in all federal jurisdictions as well.

Our Sydney property lawyers can also conduct Queensland property transactions.

All of our lawyers are admitted to practice law in New South Wales. Our lawyers are also admitted to the High Court of Australia which means they are entitled to practice law in all federal jurisdictions as well.

Our Sydney property lawyers can also conduct Queensland property transactions.

Our lawyers can advise in relation to most areas of law, except for migration. In the areas of criminal law and tax law, we are always happy to assist but usually, rely on advice from barristers. If you have a criminal law matter or tax law matter, give us a call to see if we can help. If we cannot help you we always know someone who can.

We practice in the areas of:

  • Conveyancing (NSW & QLD)
  • Property Law
  • Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Commercial Law
  • Trusts
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Startups and company set up
Jake Mckinley was established in 1973 under the name Foulsham & Geddes in Sydney. 

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Jacob Carswell-Doherty

Jacob Carswell-Doherty

PRINCIPAL

Jacob uses his business and dispute resolution expertise to tackle complex and difficult legal matters, in a wide range of areas. With a focus on client relationships, the areas Jacob is most active in include all aspects of property, finance, dispute resolution, business, insolvency and bankruptcy. Jacob has also practiced family law and employment law for 10 years.

Rodney Lewis OA

Rodney Lewis

Senior Solicitor

Joining the team in 2017 under the Elderlaw brand, Rodney brings over 40 years experience in the areas of elderlaw, will disputes, and guardianship.

Rodney is a renowned author with such publications as ‘Elderlaw in Australia’ (published by LexisNexis). He lectures extensively in this field and is well regarded as the foremost expert on the topic of Elderlaw.

Jackson McKinley

Jackson McKinley

Solicitor

Jackson was admitted to this Supreme Court in 2021.

Jackson provides a valuable contribution across all areas of the firm, with a particular commitment to property and commercial dispute matters. Jackson is eager, professional and detail oriented, making him an effective team member and providing clients with a quality service.

Teigan Hutchison

Teigan Hutchison

Solicitor

After her admission to the Supreme Court in February 2023, Teigan has assisted with a variety of legal matters, including family law, wills, debt recovery, and commercial litigation.

Teigan has become a vital supporting role in our various matters and disputes, demonstrating punctuality, problem-solving abilities, and commitment to her ongoing professional learning and development.

Sanchit Paul Lawyer Jake McKinley Law

Sanchit Paul

Lawyer

Sanchit joined our team in 2023 through the placement program. After being admitted to the NSW Supreme Court, he transitioned into the graduate lawyer position.

Sanchit assists in various legal areas including commercial, corporate, litigation, wills and probate. He values trust and empathy, understanding that every client’s situation is unique and requires a tailored solution.

Estephen Gear Bugarin

Estephen Gear Bugarin

Law Clerk

Estephen joined our placement program in 2021 and was recently offered a position as Law Clerk, providing administration support to the Litigation team.

His enthusiasm and eagerness to learn have made him a great asset to the firm. Estephen is in his final year of a double degree in Law and Business and is in preparation to graduate next year.

Hayden Nelson

Hayden Nelson

Law Clerk

Hayden became a valuable addition to our placement program in 2023 and has since accepted a position as Law Clerk, where he supports the Litigation team.

Hayden’s qualities include his attention to detail, compassionate demeanour, and an appetite for continuous learning. Hayden studies Law and Commerce and is diligently preparing for his graduation next year.

Nicole Louvris

Nicole Louvris

Manager, Legal and Accounting

Nicole, an integral member of our team since 2015, oversees accounts payable, receivable, and trust-related transactions. As a registered Justice of the Peace (JP) in New South Wales, Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge to our firm.

Nicole’s multifaceted role extends to providing versatile support to our solicitors and office operations, making her an indispensable part of our success.

Georgette Hamilton

Georgette Hamilton

Receptionist

Georgette joined the firm in 2022. As a Psychology and Political Science major at the University of Sydney, Georgette has a passion for organisation and culture within the workplace.

Georgette provides administrative support to our solicitors and their support staff. Her ultimate goal is to become a forensic psychologist.

Tejal Aujla

Tejal Aujla

Receptionist

Tejal became an integral part of our firm in 2023 offering administrative support to our solicitors. She is commended for her strong work ethic and eagerness to learn.

Tejal is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws and is scheduled to graduate in 2025. She aspires to become a solicitor specialising in Commercial or Family Law.