• Peter McLachlan Partner

    Founder Peter McLachlan has particular knowledge and experience in commercial and property transactions, estate planning, employment law and planning law.

  • Andrew Thorpe Partner

    Andrew Thorpe began his career in 1979  and trained in commercial law, property law and litigation. Andrew now primarily focuses on commercial litigation and now leads the litigation team.

  • Samantha Peterson Partner

    Samantha has broad experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution in Queensland, New South Wales and England where she is also fully qualified.

  • Vicki Kelly Partner

    Vicki is an experienced Family Lawyer and an Accredited Specialist in the area of Family Law. Commencing practice at McLachlan Thorpe Partners in 2015, Vicki leads the firm’s Family Law team.

  • Richard Chadwick General Counsel

    Richard Chadwick has extensive general commercial experience as a director of various public and private companies operating in the retail, rural, investment and resource sectors.

  • Suzanne Young Special Counsel

    Over the last ten years, Suzanne has worked exclusively in the areas of Estate Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate and Estate Administration.

  • David Crompton Special Counsel

    David has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer. His clients are usually commercial enterprises, often characterised by an entrepreneurial flair. David’s contact with his clients is typically at a level of CEO, board or controlling shareholders.

  • Juliana Ng Senior Associate

    Juliana works as part of the team handling complex litigation. Intellectual property is a major principle specialty.

  • Chao Deng Senior Associate

    Chao joined the commercial and property team in 2012. With a broad range of experience in drafting and advising on all types of commercial documents, he also has experience in commercial transactions.

  • Tarrek Naji Senior Associate

    Tarrek is a litigation solicitor who holds a Bachelor of Laws (UWS) and is currently completing a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney.

  • Emma Shuttleworth Associate

    Emma has an in-depth understanding of Court processes and advocacy experience within the Family Law Court system.

  • Ling Yang Lawyer, Asian Desk

    Ling Yang is a qualified lawyer in the High Court of New South Wales, Australia. Ling joined the Commercial and Property team in 2018 and helped the firm’s Asian region expansion during 2019 as Head of the Asian Desk, based in Hong Kong.

  • Simon Williams Lawyer

    Simon joined the McLachlan Thorpe team in 2018 as a law graduate. He works in the Commercial and Property team, where he assists the senior lawyers. He is particularly interested in property and commercial transactions.

  • Emma Swords Lawyer

    Emma practices as a litigation solicitor at McLachlan Thorpe Partners. Prior to joining McLachlan Thorpe Partners, Emma practiced as a litigation solicitor with a mid-tier law firm. Her primary practice was in criminal prosecutions for the state government, insolvency, and debt recovery.

  • Isabelle Kersten Lawyer

    Isabelle joined McLachlan Thorpe Partners as a litigation paralegal in 2017, and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of International Studies from Macquarie University in 2018. She is currently undertaking her Practical Legal Training at the College of Law.

  • Frédéric Venière Consultant

    Frédéric is a French qualified business lawyer with a doctorate of Laws (PhD) and 30 years of experience in practicing law in an international environment. Frédéric has developed a large French-Australian client base to which he provides legal assistance.