I am Tannis Arnold, co-director and founder of West Coast Legal, a Perth-based family law firm. I completed a Bachelor of Laws degree at Notre Dame University in Western Australia. I have also worked for Legal Aid Western Australia and completed a clerkship at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Prior to practicing law, I worked with families and children in the education industry. I have a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education Degree. This expertise compliments my skills when working within the area of Family Law. I have experience with cases ranging from complex property settlements for married and de facto couples and proceedings concerning the care of children as well as divorce and child support issues. When not working my interests include promoting justice within the community through voluntary work and spending time with my family.
I’m Teresa Sutherland, co-principal and director of West Coast Legal, one of the leading boutique Family Law firms in Perth. I have a Bachelor of Laws degree from South Africa and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 2016, after I completed my Bachelor of Laws equivalence studies at Edith Cowan University. I joined West Coast Legal in February 2016. Since my admission, I have practiced exclusively in Family Law and accrued extensive experience in all areas of Family Law, with a particular interest in both simple and complex property settlement matters. I am passionate about resolving my clients’ matters in a supportive and collaborative manner to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Family Law can be stressful and that is why I believe in partnering with my client to resolve their matter with compassion and diligence. I focus on mediation rather than litigation as it is more cost effective and less stressful. However, should a matter call for it and require Court intervention, I will be right there alongside you. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community and spending quality time with family, friends and my Labrador, Bailey.
We are Perth based Family Lawyers and want to help you find the best solution for your children, financial and property issues. If you are going through a divorce or separation and not sure what to do next, WE CARE. We know that this can be a stressful and worrying time and can offer you personal and professional advice to help you through.
We pride ourselves on providing personal services to our clients. We take the time to listen to fully understand your needs so that we can provide the best solution to your Family Law issue.
We negotiate with both sides to avoid costly litigation and provide a better outcome for you.