Kevin O’Brien – Solicitor Director
Kevin O’Brien has 30 years experience in the trustee and legal fields and specialises in Estate Planning.
Kevin is the principal of Landmark Legal and he and the legal team work very closely with their clients and other professional providers to provide the complete legal solution to your problems.
Kevin’s areas of interest and expertise come under the umbrella of Family Wealth Management and Estate Planning. A focus is on structuring for property investors and developers, Wills and Estate Planning, Trusts and SMSF, Estate Litigation and Administration with the over aching view to retain asset protection for the family assets and intergenerational wealth transfer in the most effective way.
Kevin works closely with accountants and financial planners to achieve client estate planning needs, as well as advising on how to best structure property and business purchases along with all transactions involved around those strategies.
This extensive knowledge leads Kevin to being a sort after advisor on Wills and Estate. Are you an Executor or Administrator of an Estate needing assistance? Have you been left out of or treated unfairly in a Will? Contact Kevin for a free assessment of your position.
Shirley Driver – Solicitor, Family Law
Shirley qualified as a barrister in the UK in 1993 and went on to enjoy a stimulating career as a prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service based in central London. Shirley managed a heavy and varied caseload covering all areas of crime including kidnapping, rape, gang robberies, fraud, human trafficking and child abuse. The opportunity to work for the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions in Sydney for a year led ultimately to a permanent move to Australia for Shirley and her family in 2011.
Shirley has qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales and chosen to focus on the area of family law, whilst maintaining interest and skills in criminal matters . Shirley enjoys finding practical, cost effective solutions for her clients when trying to resolve disputes as to property settlement and the care of children following the breakdown of relationships. Shirley is an effective communicator and likes to establish a good working relationship with her clients. She understands that family breakdown can be extremely stressful and upsetting for all concerned. For that reason Shirley aims to offer a service which is fast, efficient and affordable.
Shirley’s family law services are a perfect compliment to our family wealth services. We aim to offer our family law clients our services at a fixed price where possible and we ensure our fees are very competitive. Please call our office to speak to Shirley for a free initial telephone conference.
Ken Wong – Solicitor, Commercial and Property Law
Ken is a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court who holds a strong background in the commercial space and in dispute resolution, having worked previously with such clients as local councils, a major university and a global tech giant.
Ken joined Landmark Legal in October 2020 predominantly in commercial and property law with a goal of becoming a trusted advisor in his fields of expertise and interest.
Ken currently holds a Juris Doctor Legal Practice and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Newcastle and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Sydney.
Prior to joining Landmark Legal, Ken gained experience and exposure in the legal industry in general commercial law, commercial transactions, trade mark and intellectual property law and employment law.
Ken is multilingual and has knowledge of four languages, including English, Cantonese, Japanese and Mandarin.
Rebecca Holden – Solicitor, Commercial and Property Law
Pianist, travel agent, public servant and now lawyer.
Bec obtained a Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practise from the University of Newcastle in 2018. Admitted to the Supreme Court in 2019, Bec has accumulated extensive experience working in family, employment, traffic and criminal law matters. Most recently, she has been involved in civil dispute resolution and investigations. Bec joined the Landmark legal team in 2020, working primarily in the property and commercial law space.
Bec prides herself on her ability to connect with valued clients and approach each case with the utmost respect, transparency and professionalism.
Outside of work, Bec spends her time outdoors with her family. An avid tennis fan, her favourite time of the year is when the Australian Open is on.
Madaline brings to Landmark Legal sound knowledge and experience in our property and conveyancing services. Having worked briefly in the real estate world, Madaline continued that love of property and moved to the legal environment in 2016 to commence work in the area of conveyancing. She is currently studying for her degree in conveyancing with view to becoming a fully qualified Conveyancer in 2021.
In the meantime, Madaline works closely with our Solicitors to manage many of the day to day aspects of our conveyancing files. She has a can do attitude and strives to provide a positive experience for all of our clients, with focus on making sure all aspects of a transaction run smoothly.
Carla has worked with and for Kevin since 2012 in providing legal and conveyancing services to clients. Carla’s extensive experience in all areas of conveyancing and general legal services allow her to provide excellent client service results in a timely and professional manner.
Aside from conveyancing, Carla also assists with commercial leasing and general estate management matters.
Carla aspires to reach her full potential at Landmark Legal and wishes to expand her knowledge to provide clients the best service and outcomes for the respective matters.
Deborah Jones – Estate Planning Assistant
Deb has been with Landmark Legal since 2016 and provides administrative assistance to the solicitors in regard to Estate Planning needs.
Deb will liaise with clients to arrange appointments, draft documents and ensure a client’s experience in finalising their Estate Planning needs is complete.
Wills & Estate Planning
- Landmark Legal Guide to Estate Planning; Wills and Testamentary Trusts: Family Trusts, Companies, Super Fund Beneficiary Nominations, Insurance Policies and the ISN Legal Estate Planning Fact Finder.
- Landmark Legal Guide to Estate Planning; Powers of Attorney and Guardianship: General Powers and Enduring Powers
- Family Group Testamentary Trust Will: Case studies showing tax savings and asset protection strategies.
- Family Group Testamentary Trust Will: Case studies showing comparisons between Testamentary Trust Will’s and standard Will’s.
Business & Commercial
- Landmark Legal Guide to Business Succession Planning: Buy/Sell Option Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Funding the Purchase Price, Capital Gains tax (CGT) & Insurance.