Team

Meet the Team

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Stephen Lucas

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Principal Solicitor

Stephen Lucas is the Principal Solicitor of Kingston Lawyers.

He commenced practise in 1995 and has enjoyed a successful career in law.

Stephen commenced work as a sole proprietor in 1997 at age 22.

Stephen then acquired various firms including:

Thomas James Solicitors

Lombard and Associates General Practice

Tetley McNamara and Murphy

Lucas Lawyers

and then founding Kingston Lawyers in 2011.

During this time Stephen has practised in most areas of dispute resolution in commercial, criminal and private law including family law.

Stephen acts as a barrister and solicitor and has been involved in many hundreds of matters in a successful career.

Stephen has also mentored many young lawyers and has had numerous articled clerks and supervised trainee lawyers who have been admitted to the Supreme Court.

Stephen has published articles on Corporations Law, Family Law and Wills Law.

Stephen is active in the community providing pro bono advice to a number of worthy charities.

Outside of law Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and their three children.

Stephen enjoys most sports and reading case law and history.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • M.A.I.C.D.
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal and High Courts of Australia

Memberships

  • Law Institute of Victoria (Committee Member)
  • Law Council of Australia Business Law Section
  • Law Council of Australia Family Law Section
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (10 years plus)

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Jonathan Devenish

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Associate Lawyer

Jonathan has had extensive experience in commercial litigation and criminal law.

Prior to joining Kingston Lawyers, Jonathan worked both as a commercial litigator, and as a prosecutor with the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.

His experience includes acting as Instructor to Counsel Assisting in a Coronial Inquest, working on secondment as a litigation lawyer with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA), as an intern at Legal Aid Indonesia in Yogyakarta, and as a contributor to Oxford University Press ‘Oxford Reports on International Law’.

He is an ongoing advisor to Transparency International Australia and has been a director of a public company.

Professional Qualifications
  • Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal and High Courts of Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • Masters in Applied Commerce, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • Monash University Law School Prize (Research Unit)
Memberships
  • Law Institute of Victoria
Kevin Gregory

Kevin Gregory

Consultant Lawyer

Kevin is a former litigator for the State Government and now a consultant lawyer to Kingston Lawyers. In a career spanning more than thirty years he brings a wealth of experience and expertise particularly in the areas of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Kevin also practices in Wills and Probate.

Angela Richards

Angela Richards

Conveyancing Manager

Angela is Kingston Lawyers’ conveyancing expert with over 25 years of experience. She joined the Kingston Lawyers team in 2013 bringing with her a wealth of knowledge in residential, sub-division and off-the-plan transactions.

Angela understands that buying and selling your home or property can be stressful and will be with you every step of the way to ensure that your settlement goes smoothly.

Angela’s leadership and can-do attitude is not only displayed in the office but also on the netball court where she volunteers as Coach and Team Manager for the Assumption Netball Club on the weekends.  Angela also enjoys Cardio Tennis and eating out with family and friends.

Kimberleigh Lucas

Kimberleigh Lucas

Client Services Manager

Kim is our client services manager. It is her role to ensure that your dealings with the firm meet your requirements.

Kim is a qualified family dispute resolution practitioner having successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution in 2014. Kim also holds a Diploma in Counselling and a Management qualification.

Outside of law Kim performs charity work and is busy raising three children with her husband Stephen.

Elly McQuinn

Elly McQuinn

Trainee Lawyer

Elly has recently completed her double degree from Deakin University comprising a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology, and expects to be admitted to the Legal Profession in mid-2018. Since joining our team in 2015, Elly has developed a keen interest in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Law. She is an outgoing and proactive worker who recognizes the importance of ensuring the highest standard of client servicing is always met. Elly works closely with our team of lawyers and assists with all administrative duties and has experience in a range of areas of the law.

Elly is taking a period of leave in late March to further her professional experience by gaining experience abroad in the United Kingdom. She aspires to eventually join the Victorian Bar as a Barrister in the future.

In her spare time, Elly engages in fundraising activities including holding Pink Stumps Days at her local cricket club for Breast Cancer. Elly has also volunteered at Melbourne Assessment Prison.

Away from work and social commitments, Elly enjoys playing sports and has a passion for animals, in particular her dog Chief.

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Brianna Mardones

Brianna Mardones

Brianna is currently completing a Bachelor of arts aspiring to transfer into a Bachelor of Law at Deakin University. She has a keen interest in the law and how it interacts and functions in society, she wishes to expand her knowledge and understanding of the law. Brianna is our Executive Assistant and works closely with our team of lawyers and assists with administrative duties at the firm.

Brianna enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She has a keen interest in traveling and immersing herself in different cultures in particular her Hispanic background.

Bec Cleary

Bec Cleary

Rebecca (Bec) Cleary

Rebecca is currently completing a double degree comprising of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. Rebecca has a keen interest in criminal law and is enthusiastic about expanding her knowledge into new areas of law.

Rebecca has an interest in the cultures and histories of countries around the world, and is looking forward to experiencing these things in her travels around Europe later this year. In her spare time at university, Rebecca volunteers with Embrace Education tutoring, and the Monash University branch of Amnesty International.

In her spare time, Bec enjoys spending time at the beach and with her family and dog.