Our Team

Megan Kavanagh
BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP
Katie Lockey 
Principal Solicitor

Katie practices in property law and conveyancing, wills and estates, commercial law and family law. Katie graduated in Law and Arts at Monash University in 2005 and commenced her legal career at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. She moved to Mansfield and began working at Mal Ryan and Glen under its previous management in 2007.  In 2009 she leapt at the opportunity of becoming Associate to Justice Lex Lasry in the Victorian Supreme Court following which she worked at the Office of Public Prosecutions.  In 2013 Katie took over the management of Mal Ryan and Glen – Mansfield’s oldest law firm. She enjoys the unique challenges associated with rural legal practice and is committed to serving her clients with care and dedication. Katie is on the Board of the Mansfield District Hospital and sits on its Audit and Risk Management Committee and its Finance Committee. She has previously served as a board member of MACE Inc (Mansfield Adult Continuing Education) and the Mansfield Shire Council Audit and Risk Advisory Committee.

Jonathon Gifford
BBus, LLB (Hons), GDLP

Jon fell in love with the district whilst attending La Trobe University’s Mt Buller Campus, where he graduated with a degree in business specialising in tourism and hospitality management. Jon and his partner Bernadette, an osteopath, eventually made the move to Mansfield when Bernadette was given the opportunity to practice at the Mansfield Medical Clinic. Jon and Bernadette quickly integrated themselves into the local community, Jon with local sporting clubs and Bernadette with the various Mansfield and District musical and drama organisations. Jon began his Law degree spending nights and weekends studying whilst employed full time at the local hardware store before taking up a full time position at Mal Ryan and Glen as a Paralegal in his final year of study. Graduating with honours, Jon was admitted to legal practice in 2018 and is working toward forging a strong and successful career helping the people of Mansfield and district with all their legal needs.

Stacey Cook
Law Clerk

Stacey was thrilled to join the Mal Ryan & Glen team on a permanent basis after working casually for the firm when she first moved to the area in 2016. Stacey manages the firm's accounts and assists the solicitors with Probate and Estate files. A lover of mountain life, Stacey and her fiancé Ives moved into their holiday house in Sawmill Settlement to embrace the quiet life and pursue all the outdoor activities the area has to offer in both winter and summer. Stacey left her home town in Tasmania 20 years ago to join the Airforce where she worked as a technician. Eight years later, she was awarded her degree in Molecular Microbiology and Genetics. A “forever student”, Stacey is currently studying Canine Nutrition and recently received her Certificate in Canine Myotherapy.

Megan Kavanagh-Cliff
BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP

Megan studied Law and Arts at Deakin University and graduated with honours in Law in 2015.  During her studies at Deakin, Megan worked as a paralegal at Melbourne firm Sabelberg Morcos Lawyers.  She also regularly volunteered as a legal assistant at Gippsland Community Legal Service and Whittlesea Community Legal Service.  After completing her Post-Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Megan worked as a Statutory Planner at Colac Otway Shire.  Megan commenced her career as a solicitor at Mal Ryan and Glen in 2017 and practices in all areas of law offered within the firm. She endeavours to serve Mal Ryan and Glen’s clients as a hard-working, professional and reliable solicitor who genuinely cares about her client’s needs. You may see Megan at Parkrun on a Saturday morning at the botanic gardens with her husband Aaron.  Megan is also involved both on and off stage with MMUDs and has been sitting on the MACE Inc. (Mansfield Adult Continuing Education) Board since February 2020. 

Sarah Sheluchin

Sarah is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice and an Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing. Sarah began working at Mal Ryan and Glen in January 2014, starting off in reception and administration, and now working in the conveyancing area of the firm. Having lived in Mansfield her entire life, Sarah enjoys working with both new clients and clients already known to her outside of work. Sarah is a member of the association “Lawyers for Animals”.

Michelle McGuire

Michelle joined our team as Receptionist in January 2020 after moving here from Gippsland with her husband, Tony.  Michelle has been a career Personal Assistant / Executive Assistant for various corporate entities over the years in both Melbourne and London.  She has travelled extensively and lived in various locations.  Michelle and Tony have been coming to Mansfield for many years enjoying all it has to offer and are very happy to now call this home.