team

The GMS Legal & Conveyancing Team are trusted and caring advisors. Our vision is for our clients to achieve the best life they can by making sound decisions and planning wisely for the future.

Our clients appreciate receiving prompt, clear and practical legal assistance. Whether it be a sale, a purchase or a will or an estate. We are the Central Coast’s only quality endorsed legal practice, and our clients protection and satisfaction are really what matters to us.

Together all of our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge, which contributes to the continued success of GMS Legal & Conveyancing. This year we are celebrating 31 years in business.

Meet the Team

Michele Joncourt — Principal Solicitor/Director

Michele has been a Solicitor since 1987, and has years of experience drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney & Appointments of Enduring Guardians and in Conveyancing.
As a senior legal practitioner, she has dealt with many complicated family situations. Michele has contributed to our successful Estate Planning Department, since joining us in 2015. Michele has a focus on efficient asset distribution.

 

 

Kerrie O’Malley – Licensed Conveyancer/Director

 

Kerrie has been working in legal firms most of her adult life, & has been with our firm for over 14 years as our Licensed Conveyancer. Our clients really appreciate Kerrie’s friendly, practical approach. Kerrie manages our successful and busy conveyancing department. Clients can contact Kerrie, on weekends and after hours.

 

 

Marilyn Ansell – Practice Manager/Director

 

Marilyn was born and bred on the Central Coast & has a wealth of local knowledge. As Practice Manager, Marilyn is responsible for the day to day running of our firm. Marilyn has been with us since 2005 and has contributed to the continued success of GMS Legal.

 

 

Geoffrey Morgan-Smith – Solicitor/Consultant

 

Geoffrey has been a solicitor since 1979, having started our firm as a sole practitioner on the coast in 1988, with only one staff member. Geoffrey has successfully bought and sold over 35,000 properties for clients and with his hands on approach, is why our clients continually come back to us and refer us to their friends and family. Geoffrey’s is also well known by the community for his trademark bowties, having worn them since 1988.

 

 

Wendy Atkinson – Conveyancer/Paralegal

 

Wendy is one of our Conveyancing Paralegals who has lived on the Central Coast for 23 years and has over 30 years of conveyancing experience in Sydney and on the Coast. Wendy’s attention to detail is legendary.

 

 

Melissa Lewis – Conveyancer/Paralegal

Melissa is our Conveyancing Contract Specialist who prepares our listing contracts and has lived on the Central Coast for over 30 years. Along with assisting the conveyancing team when contracts become unconditional, Melissa organises the contract for sale for our clients and their real estate agent. Melissa prides herself on her work for our clients especially her speed in preparing the Contracts.

 

 

Anne Howden – Estate Planning Paralegal

 

Anne helps Michele in our Wills and Estates team. Anne is a true local and has over 20 years experience in legal offices and in many different areas of law. Aside from providing a great legal service to you, Anne will give you that personal touch and empathy, especially when times are sad.

 

 

Leila Berana—Conveyancer/Paralegal

 

Leila is one of our Conveyancing Paralegals who comes from a banking background & now has 8 years legal experience.
Leila has also completed a 3 yr Conveyancing Course at Macquarie University.

 

 

Vicki Phelan—Client Relations

 

Vicki is our friendly receptionist. She answers calls and manages our busy reception area. With her friendly and professional manner, she welcomes our clients and organises appointments.

 

 

Kristie Hosie—Client Relations

 

Kristie helps our Conveyancing Team in an administrative support role, and provides customer service to our clients. Kristie has experience in property management and with her cheerful personality, she is an asset to our team.

 

 

Dierdre Nutter—Probate Paralegal

 

Dierdre recently located to the Coast two years ago. She has worked in legal offices for many years , in various areas of law.
For the last 10 years, Dierdre has specialised in all aspects of Wills and Estates.

 

 

Julie Bragg— Legal Administration/Marketing

 

Julie has been on the Coast & with our firm for 15 years. She comes from a legal and sports admin background & worked on the Sydney Olympics. Julie is experienced in all aspects of office and legal administration & helps with our firm’s marketing & Quality Assurance.

 

 

Maree Matthews— Legal Assistant/Paralegal

 

Maree has lived on the Coast for more than 40 years, and has over 30 years experience in the legal industry. Maree is our holiday relief ‘go to’ person and also helps with all aspects of Conveyancing.