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.

Laura Burge

Laura practises primarily in family law and estate law.

She brings to the firm her energy in advocating for her clients, and a confident, down-to-earth approach. To her, legal practice is about solving the problems people can’t solve on their own — and doing it in as easy and supportive a way as possible.

Her clients know her for her empathy and her ability to put them at ease. She understands that she’s often meeting clients in situations that are confusing and overwhelming, especially where there is conflict. She’s quick to get to the burning questions, and to make sure her answers are given in an approachable way.

Monika Matesa

Monika saw the law as a profession in which she could apply her skills in asking questions, applying critical analysis to the answers and presenting a view.

She was drawn to practise law on the Central Coast because of the well-established community she discovered here.

At Kent Law Group, she found a firm that encourages her belief that it’s important to get to know your clients; as well as a firm that welcomes her practical approach to solving problems for clients.

Monika loves being able to apply her academic knowledge of the law and make it into something meaningful for her clients whether it’s to do with commercial law, a property matter, a family concern or estate planning.

  • Fiona Calleia

    Legal Secretary to Ivan Kent
  • Wendy Taylor

    Legal Secretary to Laura Burge
  • Natalie Shipley

    Legal Secretary to Monika Matesa
  • Nicole Chislett

    Bookkeeper
  • Jill Kennedy

    Conveyancer