We are accredited specialists in Family Law, providing you with guidance and empathy for your situation to achieve a resolution quickly and fairly.


Expert strategies for all walks of life, to ensure your wishes are met in the event of death or incapacity.



Helping you during the difficult time of finalising a loved ones estate. 



Helping you to contest or defend your loved ones will. 


Business Structuring advice, Succession Planning & Business set up for new and existing businesses.


 Assisting clients with practical advice and solutions, specialising in debt recovery, business disputes and litigation.


Advice on greater tax benefits and helping you manage your legal obligations in relation to your super.


Strata advice and legal assistance with dispute resolution, litigation, building defects and building management agreements.


Providing practical advice, clear communication and support in all facets of property law.


Providing practical advice and support during the exciting time of buying or selling your property.


Providing assistance and advice to help you get the best outcome possible for all employment law disputes.


What are the benefits of clear by-laws?

By-laws can often become a headache for everyone involved in strata. Our blog takes a look at by-laws in further detail and why it is important that they are clearly drafted and easily interpreted.

The 5 steps the Court takes to determine a property matter in Family Law

There are 5 factors that the Court is required to consider when making a determination in relation to property proceedings in Family Law matters. These steps are set out as follows:

Update on Certificates of Title

In the finalisation of the ongoing digital transformation of the conveyancing process in NSW, the Registrar General has announced that from 11 October 2021 all Certificates of Title (‘CTs’) will be abolished and paper based land dealings will no longer be accepted.

Updating parenting orders to reflect your current situation

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The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions may have prevented us from being able to do many things, however updating your parenting orders to reflect your current situation is not one of them.


Thank you for your very friendly and professional help in getting all of our affairs sorted in such a short time. We are very glad we came to Southern Waters Legal, ad we’re really appreciative of the professional manner and advice with which we received.

- Wayne & Margaret, Estate Planning Client

I would like to convey the excellent professional service Southern Waters Legal has provided in dealing with my matter for more then 2 years. I would like to personally acknowledge and thank Taryn Cowan for her expertise, professionalism and commitment to my matter.

- Denise, Litigation Dispute client

Family law can be very daunting but Leona Bennett removed all the confusion of the ‘legal jargon’ and step by step walked me through the family court process. Leona made it simple and I always had a full understanding of what was happening and made clear decisions for the final outcome. Leona and her team were there for me, working their wisdom to always provide greater clarity and support.

- Cheryl, Family Law Client

Southern Waters Legal are professional and friendly from the first initial phone call and make you feel like no question is too silly to ask in relation to your matter and you don’t go away with more questions or not understanding what was happening. I would recommend Southern Water Legal to anyone needing to resolve a Family Law matter by a professional and friendly firm who care about their clients.

- Jennifer, Family Law client

Simon, Leona and all their staff dealt with my Estate Planning and Family Law matter in such a professional manner, I cannot thank them enough. The care and patience shown to me during the time of my matters was truly amazing! Again thank you all so much.

- Glen, Estate Planning & Family Law Client

I have been a client of Southern Waters Legal for a number of years now. It is at specific times in our life that you really value integrity and honesty in those you deal with. Simon and Leona and the team have helped me organise our affairs at a very tough time in my life, they have provided wise counsel, legal support and hand holding as I went through the sale of my family home and moving to new premises. I have received possibly the best financial advice that is reaping rewards for me now. Thank you to a wonderful team of professionals. Thank you

- Anne, Property Client


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