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Meet our Fabulous Team
Mary Alice Bannister | Principal Solicitor

Mary Alice Bannister | Principal Solicitor

Mary Alice has an exclusively legal background with over 30 years’ experience.  Before returning to private practice in Avalon, Mary Alice worked in a top tier Sydney law firm, as a sole practitioner, and as Corporate Counsel for a global publishing company. Mary Alice obtained her law degree in New Zealand and was admitted to practice there before her admission in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

As a natural problem-solver, Mary Alice seeks to understand your unique needs and objectives and will work with you towards the best possible outcome. She appreciates the high stress that can accompany any legal matter and so ensures where possible to simplify the legal process by delivering succinct and practical advice, carrying you through your legal transaction with ease.

Shawni-Rose Fisher | Solicitor

Shawni-Rose Fisher | Solicitor

Shawni joined Millards Lawyers in February 2016 and was admitted to practice as a solicitor shortly thereafter. Shawni holds a Bachelor of Laws (University of Canberra) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Australian National University).

Whilst completing her studies, Shawni worked as a paralegal for a specialist family law firm and volunteered with Legal Aid ACT and a regional Community Legal Centre in northern NSW.

Shawni strives to provide a warm and professional service and is committed to delivering strategic, practical and reliable legal advice. Shawni will ensure your matter is handled effectively and efficiently.

Lucienne Curchod | Solicitor

Lucienne Curchod | Solicitor

Lucienne joined the team at Millards Lawyers in September 2017. She has close connections to the local area as her grandfather was one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Lucienne has had one foot in the US and the other in Australia. After earning a BA in Fine Art from the University of Santa Clara, she spent a decade working in business operations for a number of start-ups and legal organisations in Silicon Valley. On returning to Australia, Lucienne pursued her lifelong passion for the law. She graduated from Sydney University with LPAB in 2017, simultaneously working as a paralegal specialising in family law.

As a solicitor, Lucienne brings her extensive corporate negotiation and interpersonal skills to all of her client and legal interactions. She has a sensitive and consultative approach to client relations to ensure the optimal outcome is achieved, whether via pragmatic negotiated resolution or assertive litigation.

Lucienne works across all aspects of local commercial and family law, with a particular focus on employment law. As a local Avalonian, she is able to offer Saturday appointments by prior arrangement.