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Anthony McDonnell

The Principal – Anthony McDonnell

Anthony McDonnell has more than twenty-five years as a legal advisor and more than twenty years as an Accredited Specialist. His areas of practice include:
Mr. McDonnell has lectured at the University of Western Sydney on the Richmond Campus in the areas of Contract Law, Occupational Health & Safety and Negligence. Lecturer at tertiary level in Local Government Law and Contract Law.

Michelle McDonnell

Michelle has been part of the support staff here at McDonnell Schroder for over 30 years. Michelle joined the firm in approximately 1986 when it was formerly Moffatt Sullivan and completed a traineeship at the Metropolitan Business College. Michelle has worked on and off over several years with the firm. In between periods of working with us she completed a Diploma of Performing arts.

Michelle has worked in varying areas of the firm including motor vehicle accidents and workers compensation claims. Michelle has joined the firm again recently and is working in the area of Personal injury law. Michelle continues to have a keen interest in TV and film acting and the performing arts.

MIchelle McDonnell
Joseph Sampson
Joseph Sampson

Joseph Sampson

Joseph Sampson is our family and criminal law specialist. In addition to his experience as a solicitor, he has worked as an Associate to a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court, dealing exclusively with family law from the other side of the Bar table. In addition to his Bachelor of Laws, Joseph has also completed his Master of Laws degree. Joe’s areas of practice include but are certainly not limited to:
Joe’s extensive experience makes him an invaluable asset to the firm.

Activities & Awards

  • ‘Idealism and disgust for the gutter’ (May 2012 issue)
  • ‘Sham society takes Shakespearean knocks’ (March 2012 issue)
  • ‘The nuisance of libel tourism’ (November 2011)
  • ‘Beyond our reach’ (November 2011 issue)
  • ‘Shadow behind Japan’s glowing stats’ (July 2011 issue)
  • ‘Pro-temperance addiction’ (February 2011 issue)
  • ‘Issues of import, not robing room gossip’ (November 2010 issue)
  • ‘Hijacked system struggles to keep up’ (August 2009 issue)

Sharon Jackson

Sharon Jackson is a lawyer with McDonnell Schroder. Sharon has been a part of the accredited personal injury specialist, Anthony McDonnell’s litigation team for more than 20 years.

The team has been very successful in helping clients get their maximum compensation entitlements after workplace injuries, car accidents, falls and other types of negligence actions. Sharon has strong family connections in Blacktown. Her family moved to Blacktown from country NSW in the 1940s and she grew up here, attending Blacktown South Primary and Mitchell High School.

Sharon is a law graduate of the University of New England and is practicing in litigation and employment fields, using her background in Blacktown to set a strong foundation for her practice.

Sharon Jackson
Anneke Jacobs
Anneke Jacobs

Anneke Jacobs

Anneke Jacobs was admitted as a solicitor in 2015 and holds degrees in both psychology and law. She has been undertaking property work since she started as a solicitor and is experienced in all areas of conveyancing including the sale and purchase of real estate, refinancing, leasing, and inter-family transfers.

Anneke is also experienced in providing advice in relation to estate management including advice on wills, powers of attorney and appointments of enduring guardian, and the administration of deceased estates. Anneke utilises her vast knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive and practical legal advice and always strives to ensure that her clients are properly supported in what can often be an emotional process. Anneke greatly enjoys working in a community-driven suburban firm where she can provide a personalised approach in all dealings with clients.

Julie Rockliff

Julie Rockliff

Julie has worked as a Legal Secretary in western Sydney for over 25 years.

Julie provides paralegal assistance to Joseph Sampson, our Family Law, Criminal and Debt Recovery Solicitor. Julie has extensive knowledge and experience and has strong administrative and interpersonal skills. Julie is friendly and caring and is highly regarded amongst her peers.

Julie was appointed a Justice of the Peace on 11 September 1991.
Life outside of the office for Julie includes spending quality time with family, friends and her pet dog. She also loves gardening and traveling.

Julie Rockliff
Tiffany Kyle
Tiffany Kyle

Tiffany Kyle

Tiffany is McDonnell Schroder’s receptionist. Tiffany has worked for McDonnell Schroder for 16 years. Tiffany has worked in Solicitors offices for over 30 years and prior to working as a receptionist, she was a secretary to partners in law firms at Liverpool and Sydney. Tiffany, currently in addition to her duties as receptionist is responsible for the preparation and compiling of invoices for the family law division.

Tiffany is extremely competent in her duties and provides attention to detail in all tasks.

Outside of work, Tiffany enjoys catching up with friends and family and traveling.

Tiffany looks forward to talking to you when you call McDonnell Schroder for an appointment with one of our Solicitors.

Suzanne-Kinsley

Suzanne Kinsley

Suzanne Kinsley has been our bookkeeper since 2012. After working, predominantly in legal firms for over 30 years in Sydney, she moved to the Blue Mountains for a “tree  change” in 2003 after completing a B.Sc from Macquarie University in the areas of  Earth Sciences/Plant Biology.

Further studies followed with a Masters by Thesis, “Blue Mountains Banksias: Sceptics  of Climate Change?”, from UNE, Armidale, in the areas of Botany/Plant Biology. Studies were undertaken along Linden Ridge with permission from National Parks and Wildlife Service.

With a desire to assist the bushfire prone Blue Mountains District, Suzanne joined the volunteer NSW Rural Fire Service in 2004 and, over the years, has held various  positions including Treasurer, Community Engagement Officer and Deputy Captain. In  addition, further studies in Botany/Plant Biology and the study of Auslan are in the  pipeline.

Suzanne Kinsley

Margaret Sinka

Margaret is an institution at McDonnell Schroder. She was the inspiration for our Schofields office. Margaret has been running firstly the personal injury section, followed by the conveyancing and probate section for many years.

Margaret is the go-to person for all the staff at McDonnell Schroder, solicitor, paralegal and secretary alike.

Margaret Sinka

Dion Bull

Dion is completing his final year of law at SCU also holds a degree in Environmental Science and Management. He has been working in legal services since 2018 and has experience in medical negligence, health law, local government and planning law. Dion aims to finish his LLB in 2022 with an honour’s dissertation focusing on Indigenous water access and security in the Murray Darling River Basin. He understands the issues facing the local community and aims to provide personalised assistance to each client.

McDonnell Schroder

Our support Staff

McDonnell Schroder nurtures and encourages a team of paralegals and highly qualified support staff, who in conjunction with the solicitors are committed to meeting the individual needs of our clients.

McDonnell Schroder Team

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