We are committed to protecting the privacy of our contacts, customers, suppliers and employees (“you” and when relating to you, “your”) and complying with the Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).
In this policy we describe how we manage your personal information.
1. The kinds of personal information we collect
The kinds of personal information that we collect include:(1.1.a) contact details such as name, role or position, address, email address, mobile number, landline number and fax number;(1.1.b) information relating to your circumstances and affairs relevant to the matter/s in which we are instructed;(1.1.c) information about your legal interests and requirements and the legal services that you may wish to purchase;(1.1.d) information regarding our communications with you and your attendance at seminars and promotional events held by us;(1.1.e) if you are an employee or prospective employee, information about your qualifications, skills and work experience;(1.1.f) if you are a supplier or prospective supplier, information about your business skills, services, products and prices;2. How we collect personal information
2.1 We collect personal information by various means including when:(2.1.a) you contact us with a question or inquiry;(2.1.b) you subscribe to our newsletter or legal updates service;(2.1.c) you attend a seminar or event where we are hosting or presenting;(2.1.d) you instruct us to act for you and we open a file and conduct a conflict check;(2.1.e) our clients provide information relating to related and adverse parties relevant to the advice or services we are providing;(2.1.f) we undertake a search or investigation;(2.1.g) you visit our website. 2.2 Where practicable we collect personal information about you directly from you. However, we may have collected information about you from a third party such as a client, a third party information provider, the courts or a person responding to our questions or inquiries.2.3 We are required to collect the full name and address of our clients by the Solicitors Rules made under the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW). Accurate name and address information must also be collected in order to comply with the trust account record keeping requirements in the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 (NSW) and to comply with our duty to the courts.2.4 If you are a client and do not provide us with name and address information we cannot act for you.2.5 If you do not provide us with accurate personal information we may not be able to carry out our instructions or achieve the purpose for which the information has been sought.3. The purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information
3.1 We collect, hold, use and personal information in order to:(3.1.a) respond to your enquiries;(3.1.b) provide legal services;(3.1.c) employ competent and diligent personnel;(3.1.d) monitor or improve the use of and satisfaction with our legal services; and(3.1.e) let you know about legal developments, our expertise and legal services that may be of interest to you.3.2 We disclose personal information:(3.2a) in order to carry out the instructions of our clients; and(3.2b) subject to our confidentiality obligations, when using services in support of our legal practice.
4. The parties to whom your personal information is disclosed
4.1 Subject to our confidentiality obligations, we may share some relevant personal information with:(4.1.a) parties related to a matter you have with us, government authorities and service providers as reasonably required to carry out your instructions;(4.1.b) our e-mail marketing provider for the purposes of providing you our newsletter, invitations and legal updates; and(4.1.c) third party service providers who assist us with archival, auditing, accounting, legal, business consulting, website or technology services.4.2 We also will disclose your information if required by law to do so or in circumstances permitted by the Privacy Act – for example, where we have reasonable grounds to suspect that unlawful activity, or misconduct of a serious nature, that relates to our functions or activities has been is being or may be engaged in, in response to a subpoena, discovery request or a court order.5. Disclosure of information outside the jurisdiction of collection
5.1 We do not disclose personal information to overseas recipients6 Opting out of marketing communications
6.1 We may, from time to time, send you newsletters, invitations and legal updates about our services. You can opt out of receiving further such communications by notifying us using our contact details below by clicking the “unsubscribe” option at the bottom of any marketing e-mail received from us.
7.1 We take reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from misuse, interference, loss, and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. For example, we maintain our files in secure offices and limit access to personal information to individuals with a need to know.8. Access/correction/updating personal information
8.1 You can contact us to access, correct or update your personal information. Unless we are subject to confidentiality obligation or some other restriction on giving access to the information and we are permitted to refuse you access under the Privacy Act, we will endeavour to make your information available to you within 30 days. Examples of circumstances where we may refuse to give you access to your personal information include where:(8.1.a) giving access would be unlawful;(8.1.b) we reasonably believe that giving you access would pose a serious threat to the life, health or safety of any individual or to public health or public safety;(8.1.c) giving access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others;(8.1.d) the information could reveal the intentions of a party in negotiations;(8.1.e) giving access could prejudice the taking of appropriate action in relation to unlawful activity;(8.1.f) giving access could reveal evaluative information in a commercially sensitive decision making process.8.2 If you request to correct your personal information, we will correct, or, if we consider more appropriate, note your request for amendment of the information on your record.8.3 We will not charge you to make a request to access your record but we may charge you to actually provide access depending on the costs associated with obtaining and providing the material.8.4 These actions can usually be taken by contacting a customer relations representative using the contact information on the “Contact Us” section below. 9. Notification of Changes
We will endeavour to respond to any complaint within 30 days. If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint you may seek a review by contacting the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner using the information available at http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-complaints
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Meehans is a mid-tier law firm that has operated in the Macarthur area for over 30 years
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Jayne has recently joined the team at Meehans Solicitors as a Solicitor in the Family Law Department working alongside Accredited Family Law Specialist Sean Cahill.
Jayne has over 10 years’ experience in the legal industry having worked in a range of fields including Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
During Jayne’s lengthy legal career she has developed her skills in communication, time management, and problem solving, all of which have shaped her as the experienced Solicitor she is today.
Jayne is kind, patient and understanding, and has a passion for helping people. Jayne has a young family of her own which has led her to follow her passion in Family Law to assist families just like her own.
Amy Pallister joined our Meehans team as a solicitor in 2020 and is based at our Campbelltown office.
After working in the CBD for most of her career, Amy decided to join a firm local to her home to be able to provide legal services to the Macarthur community.
Amy’s core practice areas are Property Law and Wills & Estates, with experience in sales and purchases of residential and commercial properties, residential off the plan developments, commercial and retail leasing, drafting of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship documents and the administration of deceased estates.
Amy’s approachability together with her legal knowledge & experience, enables her clients to access the advice they are seeking whilst feeling at ease and empowered.
Amy strives to provide exceptional standards of service to her clients and the community alongside the rest of the Meehans team.
Angel Georgieff joined Meehans Solicitors in early 2018 initially as a law clerk and staying on after being admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW as a Solicitor in 2018. Angel holds a dual degree in Bachelor of Business and Commerce and a Bachelor of Law. Angel is predominantly working out of our Ingleburn office working alongside our Principal Paul Meehan, which is providing him with a sound understanding and general knowledge in a variety of areas including Property Law, Wills and Estates, Criminal Law and Commercial Law.
Angel has grown up in the local areas and is well known, he participates and is an executive in the Ingleburn Chamber of Commerce and is carving a niche for himself in the business community in the local area, who are aware of his passion and dedication to provide them with legal services in a manner that empowers them and makes them feel at ease.
Angel believes that the local area has provided him with enormous opportunities and he is keen to give back and provide his expertise to the people of Macarthur. He believes that Meehans having been in the area for over 30 years is the perfect platform for him to serve the community.
John Pacchiarotta is a senior solicitor with over 30 years legal experience in private practice and the government sector.
He has a Master of Laws from the Australian National University, a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney and Bachelor of Science major in psychology from the University of New South Wales and financial planning qualifications.
John has extensive experience in sensitive commercial and litigious matters. He has represented local councils, sporting bodies and commercial enterprises. John’s current focus is in assisting clients with litigation, business related issues, estate planning, superannuation and property related matters, building disputes and local council applications. John compliments the Meehan’s team with his commercial negotiation skills and many years of experience in handling complex mediation and litigation.
John was a Director on the Board of St. Patrick’s Ladies College from 2007 – 2015.
From 2008-2011 John was appointed to the Law Society of NSW Litigation Law and Practice Committee.
From 2014 – 2016 John was appointed to the Environmental Planning and Development Committee.
Susanne Namrawi is a senior solicitor with over 14 years experience, having joined our team at Meehans in 2006.
Susanne heads our Narellan office but like all solicitors, Susanne is available at all three office locations.
Susanne has a bubbly, energetic personality, which brings a fresh energetic and professional approach to her work.
Susanne’s main areas of work is conveyancing, retail and commercial leases, Wills, Probate and related matters.
Susanne is a proud resident of the Macarthur region. She has a young family attending local schools and community sports and her husband runs a local trade business that gives her the life experiences to empathise with her local clients.
Susanne is a proud, loyal and committed member of the Meehans team and is committed to providing Exceptional Personal Service to clients of our firm and the local community now and into the future.
Sean Cahill joined our team at Meehans in 2002. Sean has been an Accredited Family Law Specialist. since 2003 and has been a solicitor for 30 years. Sean says “Family Law can be a complex area of law that intersects with other areas of law including, Criminal Law, Corporations Law, Property Law, Wills and estates. Everyone’s circumstances are different and no two cases are ever exactly the same. This is where Sean’s experience in these broad areas of law ensures that you achieve the best possible outcome. If you need legal advice or representation then Sean will be able to explain the law to you in a language that you can understand.
Sean is also a Public Notary and assists clients with the witnessing of international documents. Sean’s unique sense of humour assist clients in developing a sense of perspective at a difficult time in their lives.
William (Bill) Meehan joined our team at Meehans in approximately 1994 after retiring as a Local Court Magistrate. As a senior member of our firm, Bill assists in mentoring our solicitors in all facets of the law particularly in ethics, litigation and Court procedure due to his extensive knowledge and wisdom of the Court system and the ethics required of a lawyer.
Bill greatly assists his son Paul in the management of the business as the Office Manager. Bill brings quality assurance to the firm my managing procedures and compliance.
BIll was instrumental in ensuring that Meehans were one of the first firms to achieve Best Practice Accreditation (Law 9000).
Bill has given greatly to the local Campbelltown community as well as the law. He is the founding member of the Campbelltown Catholic Club and holds the prestigous member number 1 badge. He has also been honoured by the Law Society for providing over 50 years of legal service:-
He is a proud father and grandfather and enjoys working with his son and granddaughter and giving them the benefit of his experience.
Brittany Meehan is the daughter of our Principal Paul Meehan and was born and raised in the Macarthur area. Brittany has been part of the Meehans Solicitors team for over ten years. During this time Brittany has gained valuable experience in various areas of the law including Family Law, Property Law and Wills and Estates to name a few. Brittany started working with Meehans Solicitors as a Law Clerk in 2009 whilst completing her studies in Law and Commerce at the University of Western Sydney, and was admitted to practice in February 2015.
Brittany prides herself on providing all her clients with the exceptional personal service Meehans is recognised for, and always goes above and beyond to ensure her clients feel comfortable and at ease. Brittany is the go to solicitor for the junior members of our team, and is always willing to lend a hand.
Property Law is Brittany’s passion, and something that she is engaged in on a day to day basis. Brittany leads the busy Conveyancing Department at our Campbelltown office, and is a well known face to many local real estate agents. Brittany ensures that the process of buying and selling property is both smooth and hassle free.
Brittany also practices in the area of Wills and Estate Planning including the drafting of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship documents, and the administration of deceased estates.
Brittany’s experience in Commercial Law has also led her to assisting her clients with the drafting and reviewing of Leases, and the purchasing and selling of businesses.
Brittany is proud to follow in the footsteps of her father and is committed to providing legal services to the Macarthur community for many years to come.
Paul Meehan is the Principal of the firm having established Meehans in 1989 with his brother. He and his team at Meehans have been committed to providing legal services in the Macarthur area for over 30 years.
Paul has developed his expertise over the years advising a vast array of clients ranging from local mums and dads and their family to well known ASX listed Companies.
His passion and open style of communication, together with his extensive commercial and property experience puts his clients at ease. He is a skilled problem solver and negotiator, and he combines these skills with his knowledge and experience to achieve positive outcomes for his clients both in and out of Court.
Paul’s experience extends to the High Court where he acted for Master Education Services Pty Ltd in the case of MES v Ketchell (2008) HCA 38. This case is invariably referred to as the most significant Franchise decision in Australian history, and was the first case on the Franchising Code of Conduct to be heard in the High Court.
Paul’s experience and expertise is also sought after outside of the law given his role as a Non-Executive Director of a number of Companies including ASX listed Companies.
He brings all his experience and expertise to his clients and staff to achieve the best outcome.
Paul is the driving force behind the Meehans vision statement which is “to provide that exceptional personal service”.