Leona Bennett

Solicitor | Head of Family Law | Accredited Specialist Family Law | Collaborative Lawyer

Leona heads up the Family Law team at Southern Waters Legal.  Leona graduated from the University of Wollongong with degrees in Psychology (Honours) and Law (Honours). Leona is also an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and is a trained Family Law Collaborative Solicitor.  Added to her resume is that she had the pleasure of teaching Family Law at the University of Wollongong in 2010 and 2011.

Leona has practiced in the area of Family Law within the Sutherland Shire since 2001.  She is dedicated to helping her clients get through one of the toughest times in their lives, separation.  Leona is passionate about this area of practice and truly believes that the right lawyer can help someone get through separation by listening to what they need from an emotional and financial perspective and applying the ever-changing law to their individual circumstances. In her practice, you are not just a legal matter or a file, but an individual to be assisted and respected.  Leona helps clients find the right resolution for their unique situation, and is conscious of the need to resolve disputes in Family Law by negotiation and mediation before considering litigation.

Outside of Southern Waters Legal, Leona enjoys spending time with her beautiful family and playing sport, having had the honour of representing Australia in Oztag.