Meet Our Team

Jessica Carney Perth Family Lawyer

Jessica Carney – Senior Associate

Jessica is a graduate of Murdoch University having completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in November 2011.

She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in April 2013.

Jessica has worked in the Perth family law sector since her first year of tertiary study in 2008.  Following completion of her degree, she had the pleasure of working as the Associate to the late Honourable Justice Carolyn Martin and the Honourable Justice Brian Jordan at the Family Court of Western Australia (“FCWA”).

Whilst she practises in all areas of family law, she is particularly interested in child-related matters and family dispute resolution.

Jessica is collaboratively trained and looks forward to playing a part in growing this method of family dispute resolution in Perth.

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Sabrina Tan – Solicitor

Sabrina graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Law from Murdoch University in mid 2012.

After graduation, she commenced her legal career with one of Perth’s prominent criminal lawyers for 3 years. In addition to her experience in criminal advocacy, she also undertook the conduct of the firm’s family law matters and subsequently became the “in-house family lawyer”. During this time, Sabrina assisted counsel and Senior Counsel in a wide range of parenting and property disputes.

Sabrina was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of WA in July 2014.  She has been practicing exclusively in all aspects of family law since 2016, and worked at a first-tier family law firm in Western Australia for nearly 5 years. She have developed a strong interest in both simple and complex property settlements.

Sabrina adopts a considered and practical approach to client matters and strives to provide quality services.

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Jaime Lee Richardson – Solicitor

Jaime Lee holds degrees in both Psychology and Law, together with a diploma in social work.

She practices in all areas of Family Law and has experience with complex property settlement matters, including those involving high net worth parties and international aspects.  She also enjoy both simple and complex parenting matters.

In her practice, she is able to rely on her knowledge of family violence, addiction and mental health issues to help tailor client’s service to their individual needs.

She prides herself on being organised and efficient, completing work a high standard to ensure her clients receive the best service. Whilst she has experience representing clients in the Family Court, including instructing Counsel at trial, she strives to assist clients to resolve matters without the need to go to this expense, if possible.

In addition to being a Family Law practitioner,  Jaime Lee has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector working with young offenders and victims of domestic violence.

In her spare time, she volunteers at the SCALES Community Legal Centre Property Clinic, where she provides free legal advice to vulnerable clients, in relation to financial matters.

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Elisha Rayner – Solicitor

Elisha is a graduate of both the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) in 2015 and a Graduate Bachelor of Laws in 2018.  Upon graduating, she commenced as a Magistrate’s Judicial Legal Research Associate in the Family Court of Western Australia.

Elisha completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in July 2020.

She is experienced in negotiation and gives due consideration to all forms of alternative dispute resolution.  She is passionate about advocacy when litigation becomes necessary.  Elisha has worked predominantly in family law, but has experience in both criminal and international law.

Elisha works within all areas of family law, but has developed a particular interest in restraining orders, children’s matters, Hague Convention proceedings (international recover orders), surrogacy and complex financial matters.

In her spare time she loves travel, the arts and continuing to learn and train in Australian Sign Language (Auslan).

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Hannah Scallan – Solicitor

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Helen Davis - Office Manager

Hailing from an BDM background in the IT industry, Helen has been installing legal practice management software and supporting small law firms in Australia since 2008. She holds a Diploma in Legal Services (Australia) and, whilst she has experience in all areas of law, family law interests her the most.

Helen has been lucky enough to work across numerous countries with a diverse range of cultures and business practices. She loves meeting people from different backgrounds.

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Taylor Dunstan – Legal Assistant

Taylor has been working in Family Law since 2018 and commenced working at Hickman Family Lawyers in August 2019 as a Personal Assistant.

She has a particular interest in children’s matters and loves to see the best possible outcome for families. Her interests have prompted her to study a Diploma in Paralegal Studies and further progressing a career in family law on completion.

In her spare time Taylor teaches yoga and enjoy spending time with friends and family.

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Louise Lockwood - Legal Assistant

Louise has worked as a Legal Assistant for 10 years, predominantly in family law.  She  has a particular interest in supporting clients through difficult times.

She studied psychology at the University of South Africa and has worked in a variety of industries over her career.

Outside of work Louise enjoys a holistic lifestyle, candle making, meditation and spending time in her garden.

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Rhys Puchar – Management

Throughout his career, Rhys has had numerous managerial positions and enjoys challenge of working in a family law firm.

In his spare time Rhys enjoys spending time in and around the ocean, be it in Perth or overseas.

Kate Trayvilla – Receptionist

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Arienne Coate – Law Clerk

Arienne is currently in her third year of a double Law and Politics degree at Murdoch University. 

During her gap year, she spent time in India as a teaching assistant, as one of her many volunteer positions.

She has a passion for law and is excited to begin her legal career with Hickman Family Lawyers.

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Priscilla Rossi – Law Clerk

Priscilla is studying a double degree in Commerce and Law at Curtin University.  She volunteered at the Fremantle Community Legal Centre, which piqued her interest in family law.

Priscilla’s values align with those of Hickman Family Lawyers and she is excited to be working in a firm where she can gain invaluable experience in the family law sector.

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Why choose Hickman Family Lawyers?

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Because we treat you like a person and not just a number.

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Because we practise exclusively in family and divorce law. We know our stuff.

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Because we’re a small, boutique practice of separation and divorce lawyers focused on providing you with a quality service.

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Because our fees and cost agreements are affordable, and we offer flexible pricing structures.

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