Our Staff

General legal team

Laura Bianchi – Solicitor | Credit, Debt & Consumer Law

Linda Tucker – Solicitor | Employment and Discrimination

Sean Stimson – Solicitor | International Students' Service

Sophie Parker – Solicitor | Police Powers and Administrative Law

Ingrid van Tongeren – Solicitor | SUPRA (Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association) Branch

Sue-Ellen Hills – Solicitor | Health Justice Partnership (HJP)  & Care Partners

Inner Sydney Tenancy Advice & Advocacy Service (ISTAAS)

Tom McDonald – Tenants’ Advocate

Kimberley Mackenzie – Tenants’ Advocate

Melanie Bradfield – Tenants’ Advocate (General & Millers Point)

Ned Cooke – Tenants’ Advocate

Jade Henshaw – Tenants’ Advocate

Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Assistance Service* (SWDVCAS)

RLC's Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Scheme operates at the Downing Centre, Balmain, Newtown and Waverley local courts to assist women and children victims of domestic violence to obtain effective legal protection from violence. Our SWDVCAS team also run the Local Coordination Points and Safety Action Meetings for the Waverley and Newtown areas as part of the Safer Pathways program.

*For safety reasons, staff names are not displayed online.

Administration & Management

Joanna Shulman – Chief Executive Officer

Jacqui Swinburne – Chief Operations Officer

Alexis Goodstone – Principal Solicitor

Finn O'Keefe – Communications Manager | Volunteer Manager

Nick Manning –  Community Engagement and Education Officer | Front Desk Supervisor

Hilary Chesworth – Administrator

Wendy Wang – Administration Assistant

Liz Clark – Fundraising Manager