• 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.

  • Chao Deng Partner

    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 Partner

    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.

  • Suzanne Young Special Counsel

    Over the last 15 years, Suzanne has worked exclusively in the areas of Estate Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate and Estate Administration.

  • Juliana Ng Special Counsel

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chelsea Hughie-Williams Lawyer

    Chelsea has specific experience in the area of Conveyancing and continues to broaden her skills to encompass a variety of commercial and property related matters.

  • Abigail Ward Lawyer

    Abigail joined McLachlan Thorpe Partners as a litigation paralegal in February 2021. Abigail was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in August 2021 and practices as a Solicitor in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.

  • 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.