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Our Team

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WHO WE ARE

Your dedicated local

Professionals

The highly skilled team at Mal Ryan & Glen are here to assist you with your individual legal and conveyancing needs.

Katie became Principal Solicitor at Mal Ryan & Glen in 2013.  Katie practices in all of the firm’s practice areas and has a special interest in planning for the future and estates.

 

Katie graduated in Law and Arts from 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 took up an associateship to Justice Lex Lasry in the Victorian Supreme Court following which she worked at the Office of Public Prosecutions.  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 is the Chair of its Audit and Risk Management Committee. She has previously served as a board member of MACE Inc (Mansfield Adult Continuing Education) and sat on the Mansfield Shire Council Audit and Risk Advisory Committee.

Katie Lockey 
PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR
BA/LLB
Katie Lockey
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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.

Megan Kavanagh-Cliff
SOLICITOR
BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP
Megan Kavanagh
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Jonathon Gifford
SOLICITOR
BBus, LLB (Hons), GDLP
Jon Gifford
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Jon and his partner Bernadette, an osteopath, eventually made the move to Mansfield in 2007 when Bernadette was given the opportunity to practice at the Mansfield Medical Clinic. Jon and Bernadette quickly integrated themselves into the local community and enjoying all the region has to offer.

 

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.

Jon is the current president of the Mansfield and District Business Association and sits on the board of the Mansfield branch of the Bendigo Bank.

Lily was admitted in June 2022 after graduating from the Australian National University with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and with minors in Gender Studies and Indonesian. Throughout her studies, Lily has worked for a number of firms, assisting on a range of matters in many areas of the law.

 

Lily is passionate about access to justice for all, especially regional Australians and has done extensive study into the difficulties and unique challenges associated with law in regional Australia.  She is committed to serving Mal Ryan and Glen’s clients competently and diligently to achieve the best outcome for them.  

Lily sits on the Board for Foundation Murrindindi, is a member of the Yea Rotary Club and is a member of the Victorian Women Lawyers outreach committee.  

 

She is thrilled to have moved back to the area, having grown up in Alexandra, and spends her down-time on her farm with her partner Lachlan riding horses, skiing and exploring all that the region has to offer. 

Lily Cox
Lily Cox
SOLICITOR
LLB (Hons), BA 
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Sarah Sheluchin
Sarah Sheluchin
CONVEYANCING
ADLP

Sarah has completed her Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice and is now studying 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.

 

Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her menagerie of rescue animals, following the ice hockey, cricket and footy.

 

Sarah is a member of the association “Lawyers for Animals”.

Stacey Cook
PROBATE & ESTATE CLERK
ACCOUNTS CLERK
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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  moved into her holiday house in Sawmill Settlement to embrace the quiet life with her two dogs, Snoopy and Chief.  She can be found outdoors pursuing most of the 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.

Raised on the family farm near Wagga Wagga in NSW, Alice joined the Mal Ryan & Glen team in 2021, after moving to Mansfield from Melbourne.

 

Alice comes to Mal Ryan & Glen with a background in industrial relations, having worked for over 10 years as a Research Analyst at the Fair Work Commission (and its predecessor, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission), where she was involved in the Award Modernisation project, various qualitative and quantitative research projects, and later managed the Commission’s plain-language rewrite of existing modern awards.

 

From 2018 to 2021, Alice was an Industrial Officer for the Victorian Branch of the Rail Tram and Bus Union where she represented the union’s members in a variety of forums such as enterprise bargaining and Fair Work Commission proceedings.

 

Alice is in the final year of her Bachelor of Laws and hopes to be admitted to practice in the near future.

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Alice Dunn
PRACTICE SUPPORT &
PARALEGAL

Michelle joined our team in 2020 after moving to Mansfield from Gippsland with her husband, Tony.  Michelle initially came on board as our Receptionist, and is now our Executive Assistant, assisting Katie Lockey and the wider team of Mal Ryan & Glen. 

 

Michelle has been a career Personal Assistant and Executive Assistant for various corporate entities over the years in both Melbourne and London.  She has travelled extensively and has lived in various locations.

 

Michelle and Tony are very happy to now have settled down here in Mansfield after building a beautiful home on their hobby farm with their menagerie of animals. 

 

You will often see Michelle and Tony out and about in Mansfield enjoying all that Mansfield has to offer.

 

 

Michelle McGuire
Michelle McGuire
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Bernie joined our team in 2022 working in administration and reception duties.  Born and bred in Sydney, Bernie relocated to Mansfield from Melbourne in 2009 with her husband, Adrian.

 

Wanting a better lifestyle to raise their two children they built their dream home in Tolmie and resided there for 11 years. Now living in the heart of Mansfield, Bernie and her family are often seen walking their two dogs Billy and Roxy around the beautiful Botanic Park.

Bernie has worked in Sydney and Melbourne as a Personal Assistant and Receptionist for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her to the team.  

Outside of work Bernie enjoys watching and supporting her son play footy for the Mansfield Eagles, sewing and spending time with her family.

 

Bernadette Caminos
ADMINISTRATION & RECEPTION
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