About Us

Small Firm – Big Results

Providing Legal Services for over 40 Years

Having incorporated the practices of local solicitors Bryan McCarthy and Ross Williams, GP Legal continues 45 years of practical legal advice in Dee Why under its principal Bruno Gelonesi.

Our well-rounded practice deals with Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates and Conveyancing.

We also offer Notary Services for those needing certification of documents for international use. 

Our team also comes with experience and interests outside the law, which provides them with an understanding of how the world works in the fields of retail, education, psychology, real estate and marketing communications when assessing client situations and providing advice.   

GP Legal expanded in 2020 with their opening of a second office in Penrith.

Meet The Team

Bruno Gelonesi 

Bruno Gelonesi is a versatile legal practitioner with a varied and highly-developed skillset, having enjoyed extremely successful careers in teaching, professional counselling, retailing and the law.

Bruno finds a diverse range of skills and experiences to be a significant asset when conducting the multifaceted task of legal service, and his extensive experience in the behavioural and social sciences coupled with hands on retailing and commercial experience has equipped him to better understand a client’s legal needs and to craft custom fit legal services for them.

Bruno is a Notary Public

Qualifications

Teachers Certificate, University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Arts with double major Education and Psychology Macquarie university
Master of Arts Macquarie University
Graduate Dipoma in School Counselling University of Western Sydney
Master of Law and Legal Practice major in Commercial Law University of Technology Sysney
Solicitor,
Notary Public

Holly Pitt – Solicitor

Holly completed a Bachelor of Laws and Communications, majoring in Public Relations.

Holly has gained significant experience from her previous work at firms including Chambers Russell, Coleman Greig and HWL Ebsworth, in the areas of Building and Construction Law, Commercial and Residential Property Law, Wills and Estates Law, Employment Law, Strata Law, Commercial Law and Family Law.

Holly joined GP Legal in 2020 and now works predominantly in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Wills and Estates and is also studying a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.

Qualifications

BComn LLB University of Western Sydney 2017

Graduate Certificate in Psychological Science, Psychology
at Australian College of Applied Psychology 2021

Amanda Lauria – Senior Paralegal

Amanda’s legal career began in New Zealand in the 1990’s, where she practiced in areas such as wills, trusts and estates, leases, projects, developments, company and commercial. She became a Partner in 2000, and then managed a law firm for five years.

Amanda obtained her Master of Law degree in Australia, focusing on Succession Law, Consumer Law, and International Commercial Law.

Amanda’s experience across multiple jurisdictions in New Zealand, England, the Cook Islands, the United States and Australia greatly assists clients with interstate and international property, assets and issues.

Amanda has retired as a lawyer and enjoys using her main areas of specialisation to provide a high level of paralegal assistance to our principal, primarily with our Wills and Estates clients.

Qualifications

LLB NZ 1992
Trust Account Partner 2000
Trust Accountant 2000
Notary Public California USA 2012
LLM University of Western Australia 2017

Francesca Agostino – Conveyancer

Francesca Agostino is our Licensed Conveyancer who received her qualifications from Macquarie University.

Francesca absolutely enjoys her job and is very passionate about her work. She is happy to provide after hours appointments to clients. Francesca is very experienced in all areas in dealing with Conveyancing including all types of Leases & all types of Transfers.

Contracts for sale and purchase of land;
Commercial Leases;
Retail Leases;
Residential Leases;
Transfers of property from a deceased estate.

Francesca’s approach to her job is that she is very meticulous in her attention to detail to ensure your transaction runs smoothly, with no surprises, from beginning to end.

Qualifications

Conveyancing Law and Practice – Macquarie University 2020
Justice of the Peace 2020

Sandy Macpherson – Practice Manager

Sandy has over 25 years’ experience in the legal industry in financial and operational management roles both here and in London.

Having joined GP Legal in 2007, Sandy assists with the day-to-day operations of the firm and acts in secretarial, paralegal and support roles. She is also responsible for the firm’s finances, payroll and the law practice trust account.

Sandy was also in the real estate industry for 14 years in a variety of roles including residential sales support, marketing, accounting and property management.

Sandy has enjoyed being based on the beautiful northern beaches for most of her life. Sandy’s many years of experience in various roles make her a highly valued member of our firm.

Moira Lang – Senior Legal Secretary

Moira has 40 years’ experience after working in the capacity of Personal Assistant and Legal Secretary.

After roles in both South Africa and the UK, she came to Australia and joined GP Legal in 2015.

Moira is responsible for client and court liaison as well as management of files, archiving and the firm diary and correspondence for the Principal.

How We Can Help

1

Do you need to plan your estate?

We can prepare your will and ……. 

2

Do you need to settle with your ex partner?

Our Family Law team….

3

Do you need to respond to a Statement Of Claim?

The litigation team can….

4

Are you selling a property?

We can help you and …….

5

Do you need help with a Property Contract of Sale?

Our conveyancers will use plain langauge to ……..

6

Do you need to respond to a Statement Of Claim?

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