Understanding the law
Russell is one of Bendigo's most experienced lawyers with expertise in both Wills and Probate and Business Law. He is recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates and is particularly skilled in assisting businesses with Trusts, ownership structures and succession planning.
One of Victoria’s leading Family Lawyers Marika McMahon is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, experienced in dealing with complex family law matters whether they be children or property issues. Marika’s experience in the community including being Chair of Bendigo Heath and Ambulance Victoria and a Director of Be.Bendigo means Marika brings to her role as a family lawyer extensive commercial experience.
Sam is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law with over ten years experience who works exclusively in the area of Family Law. Sam takes pride in giving accurate and practical advice to his clients. His hard work ethic and decisiveness, honed throughout his career working with Family Law clients, means Sam is highly regarded for the work he does.
Mark leads the Conveyancing team at OFRM, assisting our clients with their property transactions including sales and purchases of residential and commercial property, subdivisions. Mark is also able to assist our rural clients with farm related conveyancing and water share transactions.
When you are in business, you need a lawyer who can work with you to make sure your business avoids legal issues. When things go wrong you want a lawyer you can trust to help you resolve situations with minimal disruption to your business.
Riley Driscoll works with her clients to provide assistance and reassurance in navigating legal matters in your business.
Riley understands the pressures on business owners “while any lawyer can look at a matter and consider the legal problem, I love the challenge of doing what lots of lawyers don’t – working with clients to get the outcome at the right time, minimising expense and stress letting you get on with running your business”.
Riley can assist you with all legal matters concerning your business. Riley also works in our wills and estates team, particularly in court matters.
Having worked with OFRM while completing her law degree, Gabrielle Howley brings lots of local knowledge and a sensible approach to resolving Family Law matters. Gabrielle is particularly talented at guiding you to obtaining workable arrangements for your children
Tom joined OFRM’s Family Law team after completing degrees in Music and Law at Monash University. Tom enjoys working in Bendigo’s largest family law team and is able to assist you reach sensible resolutions to your family law parenting and property matters. Tom has experience giving advice and appearing in Court including at Contested Hearings in Family Violence Intervention Orders for affected family members and respondents. In 2017 Tom was elected President of the Bendigo Law Association.
Josh joined the team early in 2014 after previously completing a placement with OFRM. With roots in Bendigo, Josh has completed his law degree and moved back here to live. Josh assists clients with their property and business transactions as part of the Conveyancing team.
Pat Hartney worked at OFRM throughout his law degree and in 2015 commenced full time as lawyer. Even during his time studying in Melbourne Patrick always maintained strong ties with the Bendigo community both with his work at OFRM and through local sporting clubs.
Madeleine has been with OFRM since 2011. Starting as a legal assistant she is now a lawyer following the completion of her Law and Arts degrees in 2015 and glad to reduce travel between Bendigo and Bundoora where she studied. She has now settled to begin her career in Bendigo.
After completing an internship in 2014, Meg began working on reception at OFRM while finishing her law degree. Now finished, she's one of our newest lawyers. Originally from Ballarat, Meg now lives in Bendigo and has formed strong ties with the community through her work at OFRM and involvement in local netball.
Erin has recently joined the family law team. Whilst growing up in Bendigo, Erin moved to Melbourne to complete an undergraduate Arts degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Criminology and International Studies and Politics. She then went on to complete a Juris Doctor law degree at Monash University.