Meet our team
Tannis Arnold is the director of West Coast Legal, a Perth based law firm, and has an extensive background in all areas of Family Law.
She completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at Notre Dame University in Western Australia. Tannis has also worked for Legal Aid Western Australia and completed a clerkship at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Prior to practicing law, Tannis worked with families and children in the Education Industry. She has a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education degree. This expertise compliments her skills when working within the area of Family Law.
Tannis has experience dealing with cases ranging from property settlements for married and de-facto couples, proceedings concerning the care of children as well as divorce and child support disputes.
When not working, Tannis’s interests include promoting justice within the community through voluntary work and also spending time with her family.
Theresa Sutherland completed her Bachelor of Laws with the University of South Africa in 2011, whilst employed as a Paralegal in Real Estate and Conveyancing in one of South Africa’s largest law firms.
She passed her South African Attorneys Admission exam in 2012 after attending the full time School for Legal Practice in 2012.
Theresa immigrated to Australia in September 2012 and went on to work as a Conveyancer at a settlement agent in Perth, and completed a Diploma of Conveyancing at Central Institute of Technology in 2013.
She also completed her Bachelor of Laws equivalence studies at Edith Cowan University in December 2014 and graduated with a Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2015.
Now at West Coast Legal in Perth, she practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. Theresa’s interests include volunteering, theatre and reading. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog.