Who we are

YourLawyer is a young, fast-paced, purpose-driven law firm. We enjoy getting to know our clients and working with them to bring about the outcomes that will make a difference. Our greatest reward is having a positive impact in the lives of our clients.

About YourLawyer

YourLawyer offers a range of services and legal advice for people seeking to access the rights that will put them on the road to a better life. This includes navigating applications to government departments, courts, insurers and civil claims.

Central to the practice is a team of dedicated VOCAT lawyers. Our committed and professional team works with law enforcement agencies and medical professionals to care for our clients. YourLawyer is known for being one of the larger providers of legal assistance to victims of crime in Victoria, supporting hundreds of applicants every year.

The people who do the sort of work we do are great people to be around.

Our History

YourLawyer commenced in April 2014.

The partners of the Ringwood-based law firm, Hutchinson Legal, established YourLawyer when several lawyers expressed a passion for working with victims of crime. The new law firm was given freedom to dedicate its attention to the VOCAT process with the team developing relationships with victims’ assistance program providers and law enforcement agencies.

The endeavour proved very successful and YourLawyer quickly developed a reputation for the highest standard of legal support for victims of crime.

The subsequent growth of YourLawyer has been based on providing services to this core group of clients initially through crimes compensation and personal injury claims.

As the team has grown the areas of law practiced have diversified according to the expertise of the lawyers and the needs of our clients.

Today we offer a range of services with the common link being that all out work continues to improve the lives of our clients.

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OUR TEAM

Meet our professional team of lawyers who are on your side.

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Belinda Abdo
Lawyer
Medical Negligence
Personal Injury
Public Liability
Superannuation Claims
TAC
Workers Compensation
 
Belinda graduated from a Bachelor of Laws in 2016 at Latrobe University and admitted into practice on 5 December 2017. Belinda has a predominant interest in all areas of Personal Injury Law and has a wide range of experience working on complex Personal Injury Matters. Belinda is the senior Personal Injury Lawyer at YourLawyer and works on Workers Compensation, TAC, Public Liability, Medical Negligence and Superannuation Claims.
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Chloe Barter
Administrative Assistant
Debt Recovery
 
Chloe is a key team member ensuring the lawyers are able to give their entire focus to attending to their clients. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Accounting) at Deakin University and is due to complete her studies at the end of 2023. Chloe’s role at YourLawyer comprises of completing various bookkeeping tasks, utilising her knowledge and skills in accounting, as well as assisting with administration duties. Outside of YourLawyer and university, Chloe is a passionate dance teacher and loves spending her spare time exercising and socialising with friends and family.
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Chloe Bond
Lawyer
Crimes Compensation
Debt Recovery
Victims of Crime
 
Chloe Bond holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Professional Writing and Publishing from Melbourne Polytechnic. Chloe represents victims of crime in their claims for assistance and works hard to ensure the best results for her clients. As an avid animal-lover, Chloe is passionate about rescuing animals and keeps everything from poultry to horses. She aspires to further the area of animal law and provide a voice for all animals. Outside of the legal profession, Chloe writes and publishes children’s' books and plays the bass guitar in various bands.
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Con Nottas
Lawyer
Director
 
Con is the Director of YourLawyer with over 20 years’ experience in legal practice. Con has looked after numerous clients from all walks of life and handled a wide variety of legal matters including civil/commercial litigation, bankruptcy and corporate insolvency/liquidations and employment law. Con, has oversight of YourLawyer, ensuring that our legal services are provided in a caring, reliable and professional manner. Con’s persuasive, thorough and detailed approach to his legal work, combined with his friendly and positive disposition are valued by clients and staff alike. A keen Western Bulldogs supporter, Con balances his legal commitments with a range of sporting and outdoor adventure pursuits including downhill skiing, cycling, Futsal (indoor soccer) and travel.
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Daryl Minter
General Manager
Migration & Citizenship
 
A values-based leader who builds high achieving teams to support and safeguard clients, developing rich and meaningful relationships, by consistently striving for the honorable, just and commendable. After a career with multi-nationals and ASX-listed companies, Daryl has assisted private enterprises across rail, construction, retail, distribution, agriculture, transport and digital. He is a strategic leader with skills in organisational development, critical thinking, governance, compliance and driving commercial benefit. For our clients, he ensures the backend of YourLawyer continues to meet its legislative and regulatory responsibilites and provides the foundations that ensure our lawyers remain qualified, focused and able to deliver superior outcomes.   Migration Agents Registration Number: 2217729
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Jason Lau
Lawyer
Director
 
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Jill Chegwidden
Receptionist
 
As the first point of contact for YourLawyer, Jill is an invaluable member of our team. Jill performs many tasks that makes YourLawyer run efficiently. In her spare time Jill enjoys gardening, walking her dogs and is a keen Sydney Swans supporter.
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Joseph Shamoon
Lawyer
Crimes Compensation
Victims of Crime
 
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Kiseon Park
Lawyer
Crimes Compensation
Migration & Citizenship
Personal Injury
Victims of Crime
 
Kiseon graduated from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2018 and was admitted to the legal profession as an Australian Legal Practitioner in 2019. Prior to joining YourLawyer, Kiseon worked extensively in the area of Migration Law as a lawyer and Registered Migration Agent at various firms including a not-for-profit organisation assisting refugees. She is committed to bridging the gap in access to justice for disadvantaged members of the community. She genuinely cares about clients and loves to be part of their journey through challenging legal processes.   Migration Agents Registration Number: 1385320
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Nadeem Farhoud
Lawyer
Crimes Compensation
Victims of Crime