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.

Kellie Ferguson


Kellie joins the Kent Law Team after working in-house in with large multi-national IT and Consultancy Companies, specialising in contract negotiation and Contract Law.

Once Kellie finalised her law studies, Kellie decided that she wanted to make a change and join a Central Coast Law firm, having grown up on the Central Coast.  Kellie joined Richardson Legal and then moved to Kent Law Group.  Kellie’s warm and open approach enables her to engage easily with clients and build relationships that are necessary to support their legal requirements.

Having just started her local legal career, Kellie is thrilled to be part of the Kent Law Team in providing support to clients in the areas of Wills and Estates, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian and Family Law.

William Norman


William has joined Kent Law Group team having worked in large and medium sized law firms, have a background in property law, with a specialty in commercial, industrial and retail leasing.

William recently moved to the Central Coast having grown attached to the lifestyle and wanted to bring his knowledge to serve on the Central Coast. William has worked at notable firms such as Minter Ellison and has worked closely with Australia’s largest independent service station provider.

While just starting his legal career, William is excited to be joining Kent Law Group and expanding his knowledge to better serve the local community in Wills and Estates, Leasing, Conveyancing and Commercial matters.


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