Team

Jerome Hey

Jerome Hey
Director

LLB
BA(Psych)
Acc. Spec. (Fam.)
Nationally Accredited Mediator
Member – Law Council of Australia
Member – Family Law Practitioners Association
2020 Doyles Guide Recommended Family Lawyer Gold Coast
2021 Doyles Guide Recommended Family Lawyer Gold Coast

Jerome commenced working in the legal profession in 2006 upon completing his dual degrees in Law and Psychology.

Having attended the Southport School and Griffith University and working in local Family Law firms since graduation, Jerome has always called the Gold Coast home.

Being admitted as a lawyer in 2007 and working exclusively in Family Law since that time, achieving the Queensland Law Society Accreditation as a Specialist in Family Law in 2013 and having been a Partner in his previous firm for 5 years, Jerome is well versed in all things Family Law.

Jerome was listed on the Doyles Guide for the first time in 2020 and again in 2021 as a Recommended Lawyer in the category Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers Gold Coast.

Having worked in boutique family law firms since admission, Jerome has a wealth of experience in representing clients through the various family law based areas, including property settlement and spousal maintenance, contested divorce, domestic violence, parenting and child support matters.

Jerome’s niche is complex property settlement matters involving complicated business and trust structures although he takes a keen interest in parenting matters and advocating for the child’s best interests being met in working towards an outcome in parenting matters where each child has a strong and meaningful relationship with both their parents.

Jerome is also a qualified mediator and brings that unique skill set to the table when negotiating client matters in the interests of early amicable resolution.

Outside work, you will find Jerome honing his skills in the kitchen with his young family.

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P 0403 376 824

Toni-Lee Saunders-Locke Hey Family Law

Toni-lee Saunders-Locke
Senior Associate

LLB (Hons)
PostGradDip Legal Practice
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted to the High Court of Australia
Family Law Practitioners Association Member

Having worked in family law since before obtaining her law degree with Honours in 2014, Toni-lee is an integral member of the Hey Family Law team.

Toni-lee brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked in a boutique, family law only practice her entire legal career.

Appointed to the role of Senior Associate within the firm in September 2020, Toni-lee handles all types of family law matters, with a particular niche in complex property settlements and parenting matters where there is a risk to the children.

The rest of the team call upon Toni-lee as the resident expert on all things international law, especially where foreign investment and foreign trusts intersect with Australian family law.

Toni-lee assists clients in stressful and complicated matters with compassion, understanding and prides herself on her exemplary work product, attention to detail and client-focused, outcome driven manner. She continues to surprise the rest of the team with her ability to settle seemingly the most un-settleable matters with her unwavering drive to achieve a prompt resolution and to reach the best outcome for the individual client.

Originally hailing from the Apple Isle, Toni-lee has called the Gold Coast home since moving here to study locally at Bond University.

When not on the tools you will find Toni-lee enjoying the Gold Coast lifestyle, sampling wine and socialising with friends.

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P 0448 111 880

Jordan Palmer Hey Family Law - Team

Jordan Palmer
Associate

LLB
BComm(Accy)
PostGradDip Legal Practice
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted to the High Court of Australia
Family Law Practitioners Association Member

Jordan commenced working with Jerome initially in another Gold Coast based boutique family law firm in 2016, coming across to join the Hey Family Law team in early 2020.

Jordan attended A.B. Patterson College and Griffith University and since completing his double degrees in law and commerce majoring in accounting, has practised exclusively in Family Law, after being admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Queensland in mid-2016.

A key focus of Jordan’s practise is providing constant client communication on their matters to ensure they are updated frequently. Jordan has a particular interest in complex parenting matters including international relocation and the recovery of children taken by one parent interstate without the consent of the other parent or permission from the Court.

Jordan undertakes the bulk of the firm’s domestic violence work, representing both aggrieved applicant’s and defendants in the specialist Domestic Violence Court at Southport and in other jurisdictions throughout Queensland and in other States.

With a background in Accounting, Jordan also works closely with Jerome on complex property settlement matters involving business valuations and taxation issues.

Outside work you will most likely find Jordan down the coast surfing with his mates.

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P 0432 834 018

Hey Family Law - Joel McGown

Joel McGown
Associate

LLB
BComm (Fin)
PostGradDip Legal Practice
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
Admitted to the High Court of Australia
Family Law Practitioners Association Member

Joel and Jerome worked together previously in another boutique family law firm before the stars aligned again in 2021. Joel is a fellow TSS old boy and Griffith University graduate, having completed dual degrees in both Law and Commerce.

Initially practising in commercial law and litigation after his admission helps Joel bring a well-rounded and commercially minded focus to his property settlement matters, especially when parties are required to commence proceedings. Joel is currently undertaking studies to become an Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, which Joel utilises to settle matters efficiently and on favourable terms.

Joel has a particular interest in complex parenting matters where there are risks to children and one party seeks sole parental Orders to ensure the children are kept safe from further harm.

Joel prides himself on providing well considered, pragmatic advice and works alongside client’s other trusted advisors to achieve the best possible result for his clients.

Weekends see Joel playing golf and cooking up a storm on the Weber at Miami HQ.

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P 0459 080 084

Hey Family Law - Olivia George

Olivia George
Lawyer

LLB
PostGradDip Legal Practice
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
Family Law Practitioners Association Member

Olivia completed her law degree with Southern Cross University and commenced working at Hey Family Law in 2020 as a law graduate.

Following the completion of the Practical Legal Training requirements, Olivia was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in June 2021.

Olivia has always called the Gold Coast home, living and attending school locally. Olivia was able to remotely complete her degree whilst simultaneously working for various local small businesses.

Bringing to the table firsthand experience of how small businesses operate, Olivia is astute in guiding clients through the disclosure and valuation processes where business interests are concerned.

Olivia’s niche in family law are dealing with discrete issues in parenting cases, including disputes between parents as to which school children should attend and parentage testing.

Outside work you will find Olivia sipping almond lattes with friends or down at the beach enjoying the Coast’s endless summer.

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