Lawyers Who Invest
in Relationships

Kent Law (formerly Brennan Tipple Partners)
was founded on two guiding principles.

We believe that legal practice is about relationships, not transactions.

The best legal advice is given by a lawyer who has invested the time to get to know you. When your lawyer knows you well, their advice can go beyond the simple question of the law and talk strategically to the best answer for your circumstances.

We also believe that lawyers have an important role to play in their community. We’re proud to be part of the stories of so many Central Coast families and businesses. And we’re proud of what we’ve been able to give back to this community through pro bono work.

These guiding principles are the “secret” to why so many of our clients have been with us for years, often across multiple generations of the family

Ivan Kent

Ivan has always enjoyed applying a broad, logical approach to helping people solve puzzles.

In his earlier career as an IT project manager, Ivan was trained to consider multiple points of view, while assessing the strengths and weaknesses of competing positions. It was his job to bring all that together and come up with the best course of action.

He brings that experienced, pragmatic eye to his legal practice.

Ivan has a reputation for forming lasting relationships with his clients. He combines his knowledge of a client’s situation and goals, with legal expertise filtered through a commercial sense which he has honed over years in business.

By going over and above simply applying the law, Ivan’s clients always get advice which is tailored to their individual story.

In addition to being a solicitor, Ivan is a nationally accredited mediator and a notary public.

Ivan is currently the President of the Central Coast Law Society.

Phil Jackson


Phil joins the Kent Law Team after stints at the Crown Solicitors Office and Roe Mackenzie Lawyers, where he spent 18 months working one-on-one with an accredited business law specialist.

He brings a wealth of life experience to his new role which includes a keen eye for detail and excellent research skills developed in his previous career as a scientist.

Phil assures us he couldn’t be happier with his career-change, and he would be thrilled to provide legal advice to you in any of the following areas:

  • Wills and estates
  • Family provision claims
  • Debt recovery
  • Leases
  • Strata disputes
  • Building disputes
  • Employment matters
  • Wendy Taylor

    Legal Secretary to Phil Jackson
  • Natalie Shipley

  • Nicole Chislett

  • Jill Kennedy

  • Kylie Paine

  • Kellie Ferguson

    Legal Secretary to Ivan Kent