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Cominos Family Lawyers is a highly-respected and well established legal practice. We are a team of dedicated, ethical and passionate lawyers, who have come together to create the best family law practice in the area.
Bachelor of Laws, M.A. English Literature (UNSW), Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Education (University of Sydney), Mediation Certificate (Bond University)
In 2010, Pamela founded Cominos Family Lawyers with the determination to challenge traditional legal practice and to transform the experience of clients going through separation and divorce.
Having personally experienced a difficult and acrimonious divorce in 2007 and unable to find a family lawyer who had the unique ability of being a mentor and a strong advocate, Pamela founded Cominos Family Lawyers to deliver legal advice and representation in a clear, timely and meaningful manner.
Since 2010, Pamela has been one of Sydney’s top family lawyers. She has provided mentorship, guidance and advice to countless men and women seeking family law services.
Today Pamela leads a team of dedicated, strong, and supportive family lawyers who are all on a mission to challenge traditional legal practice. Her team has a vast and wide experience in all family law matters and regularly represents professionals, executive and financial officers, members of the legal and financial professions and business owners in Sydney, interstate and internationally. Her team has expertise in complex financial matters with large assets and financial resources, as well as child relocation matter and contested custody issues.
All clients are treated with the utmost respect, dignity, and sensitivity. We understand that family violence, relationship breakdowns and financial instability places significant stresses on our clients and this is why we aim to manage all our client’s matters in a proactive and timely manner.
It is the philosophy of Cominos Family Lawyers that negotiation and mediation must be at the cornerstone of resolution of family law matters. Litigation is a last resort when all other options have been exhausted. It is our belief that a win-win resolution is not only possible but the most effective way of settling divorce and separation disputes.
We believe in setting up our clients for success and as such we have developed a win-win system that we share with all our clients.
For more information about setting, you up for success, contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 8999 1800 and speak to one of our friendly client engagement team.
Pamela lives by the motto:
“We cannot control what happens to us, we can only control how we respond!”
Bachelor of Laws (Macq) | Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney), Accredited Specialist – Family Law
Tony holds the role of Managing Principal at Cominos Family Lawyers. With over 30 years’ experience as both a barrister and lawyer, Tony has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and is always focused on the best outcome for our clients.
Tony’s approach is considerate, forensic, and strategic. At every consultation and communication with our clients Tony adds value and always offers legal solutions that are practical and meaningful to our client’s individual circumstances.
Tony often says that “there is no one approach to family law matters and the best approach is one where our client work in collaboration with us to achieve outstanding results for them.”
Tony has vast experience in commercial law, property, equity, trusts, corporations, and insolvency and competently advises on complex matrimonial property cases.
Tony’s experience enables him to work in a full range of family law matters from property and maintenance to parenting and child support.
Tony believes in life-long learning and in addition to his role as Managing Principal, he is also a lecturer at the University of Western Sydney.
As a generous member of the legal profession Tony holds seats on the Family Law Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Law Society of NSW.
If law is not enough to keep Tony busy, in his free time Tony loves nothing more than to keep fit and racing go karts, the closest Tony will ever get to racing Formula One cars.
Tony’s Inspirational Quote:
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength” – Marcus Aurelius
Juris Doctor (UTS), Master of Commerce (UNSW), Bachelor of Arts (UNSW)
After an extensive corporate career, Penny decided to fulfill her long held dream of helping people through the law, in particular family law and making a positive contribution to the world. She combines her compassionate and empathetic personality with a strong desire to resolve family law matters for clients in an efficient and timely manner and to make the journey as positive as possible.
As an experienced family lawyer, Penny has helped clients with complex parenting and property matters navigate the complex and stressful process of separation and divorce, providing honest and thorough advice to help them achieve a successful resolution. It is always difficult where there are children involved and Penny will help guide you through the process ensuring the children’s best interests are forefront of any negotiations or settlements. It may be difficult at times, but Penny will work with you to ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.
She works closely with an amazing team of dedicated professionals at Cominos Family Lawyers, who all share in the goal of alleviating what can be a tense time in your life.
When Penny is not helping clients with their family law issues, she enjoys long walks to appreciate all that our beautiful city has to offer, travel and savouring the amazing culinary delights we have available to us.
Penny’s Inspirational Quote:
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference”
Bachelor of Laws (Western Sydney University)
Dalia joined Cominos Family Lawyers in early 2021. She was admitted as a lawyer in 2020 and since this time she has dedicated herself to becoming a worthy and valued family lawyer.
Dalia’s driving force is that she believes that Family Lawyers must offer clients more than just legal advice and offer a compassionate and supportive approach in these sensitive and challenging times.
She is a courageous individual who always protects the interests of our clients and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that our clients are kept abreast and know precisely what is happening at each of their matters at CFL.
Dalia is the eldest of three siblings and she enjoys spending time at the gym and outdoors with her family and friends.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Gina holds dual roles of Office and HR Management. She is passionate about people and fosters a culture of encouragement, support, and generosity at Cominos Family Lawyers. She believes that when the team is valued and respected, this has a flow on effect to our clients, transforming their experience "from woe is me to WOW is me”.
Ultimately Gina seeks to ensure that our team members consist of professional lawyers who have compassion, empathy and integrity and are specialized in all aspects of Family Law.
Gina has a positive outlook in life. No matter what the situation whether it’s divorce or the end of significant relationship, there is always an opportunity to learn and grow, so that we can live in an empowered and meaningful way. She often says, “it’s what you choose to focus on that fuels your emotions and defines your reality”.
Gina is always open to new candidates to join our dynamic team.
“Procrastination is the life you could have had!! Your new journey starts with YOU!”
Wendy & Hayley
Wendy Reckin and Hayley Kendall are the Accounts Team at Cominos Family Lawyers.
Both women started their careers in secretarial and paralegal positions, progressing to practice managers. However, it was the accounts component that piqued their interests.
Wendy’s and Hayley’s experience provides them with the unique ability to be able to see situations from a management, staff and client perspective and they enjoy being involved at all levels at CFL.
Both women are strong advocates of challenging the way traditional legal practices operate and they stand by the saying of “a mistake is only a mistake if you can’t fix it”.
When they are not keeping the books, they enjoy spending time with their family and friends and walking their dogs on the beach.
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” Theodore Roosevelt
Bachelor of Engineering (University of Melbourne)
John holds the role of Head of Marketing and Technology at Cominos Family Lawyers. He brings to this position a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that adds value to our team and clients.
John has worked in corporate professional services, where he managed multi-million-dollar projects and has led his teams to success. John is a friendly and committed team member who engages with our team members and clients in the operational needs of the business.
Following his own separation and divorce John is committed to change the way families experience the end of a relationship. Since joining CFL in early 2021, John is ‘feeling good again” and he is inspired to make a difference.
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius
Graduate Puppy School (Randwick)
Honey joined our practice when she was a 10-week-old puppy and since that time she has bought a smile to all our clients, even when they are going through a difficult time.
Honey is not only our Chief Happiness Officer, she is our best friend and offers unconditional comfort and care to our clients and staff.
Honey fully supports the Canine Court Companion Program, a program to help those attending criminal courts. The program aims to reduce the negative impact of court attendance by supporting victims of crime with a specially selected and trained Therapy Dog and Handler team.
“I love coming to work everyday and meeting all our clients and playing with the staff! I’m always happy around people and love the cuddles I get” – Honey