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.

Emily Cologon


Emily joins the Kent Law Team after being employed with a Central Coast firm specialising in property law.

Emily has completed a Bachelor of Laws, attained her Diploma of Legal Practice, and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2021. During her studies, Emily gained knowledge and experience with practical legal training as a volunteer at the Central Coast Community Legal Centre and the Refugee Law Project providing free legal assistance to people in need.

Emily has recently finalised her law studies and has decided that she wishes to join a Central Coast law firm and to help the community in which she has grown up.

Having just started her legal career, Emily is thrilled to be part of the Kent Law Team in providing support to clients in the areas of Wills and Estates, Conveyancing, Commercial and Family Law matters.

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