Mark Henderson Natasha Jones Michael Kelledy Victoria Shute Cimon Burke Chris Woodward Tyler Johns Philippa Metljak Chris Woodward Tracy Riddle Emily Nankeville HTML Map

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Michael Kelledy

Michael is a passionate public law specialist, having spent over 20 years practising in
corporate governance structures, standards and legal matters.

Widely published and a sought after author and speaker, he has been recognised by his peers in the prestigious Best Lawyers Australia list as an outstanding legal talent.

Michael’s work with councils, related entities and a variety of statutory authorities and other non-profit organisations involves not just ‘black letter’ law but business and strategic advice within the political environment of the entity.

Michael’s vision of partnership with like-minded lawyers has resulted in the formation of KelledyJones Lawyers, offering commitment to the highest levels of expertise and service.

m: 0417 653 417
t: (08) 8113 7103

Natasha Jones

Natasha is one of South Australia’s leading public sector governance advisors. Her breadth of experience and strategic approach sees her advising councils, related entities, statutory authorities and non-profit organisations throughout South Australia.

Natasha’s approach is one of partnering with her clients. She works to gain a personal, in-depth understanding of the clients’ operations and organisational needs in order to make the achievement of their objectives and their success her first priority.

A contributor to local government publications, she regularly conducts training seminars, develops learning and development programs and collaborates with councils, industry bodies and local organisations.

m: 0419 864 531
t: (08) 8113 7102

Victoria Shute

Victoria is a specialist practitioner with over a decade’s experience in providing advice and representation to councils, statutory bodies and private clients on planning, building and environmental issues.  Victoria’s expertise has been recognised through her inclusion in the Best Lawyer’s Australia list as an outstanding practitioner in planning and environmental law from 2014 to present.  Victoria also works in the areas of liquor licensing, natural resources, rates sales and summary procedural matters such as restraining orders.

In addition, she is also recognised within local government circles and the planning and building professions as a high-quality presenter and educator.  Victoria also teaches Urban Management and Law to graduate planning and architecture students at South Australia’s largest university.

Victoria shares and is passionate about the values expressed in KelledyJones Client Undertaking – in particular our commitment to delivering the highest standards of legal services to our clients.  She is known for her practical advice which provides clear guidance on and solutions to complex issues.

m: 0423 004 339
t: (08) 8113 7104

Tracy Riddle

Prior to commencing at KelledyJones Tracy was the Senior Lawyer in the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Implementation team and the Senior Lawyer on the ICAC implementation team, and was involved in the provision of advice to the Government on the creation of the Office for Public Integrity.

Tracy started her legal career as a police officer and police prosecutor before working as a Senior Investigator with the Environment Protection Authority. She was then a Senior Solicitor in the Serious and Organised Crime section of the Crown before her appointment as Counsel Assisting the Investigator in the City of Burnside Inquiry.

She has more than a decade of experience in advising and representing public and private clients across a diverse range of fields including planning and building, environment, heritage, employment, liquor licensing, property, administrative, constitutional and employment law. She has extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution in native vegetation, fisheries, environmental, industrial, liquor licensing and consumer law as well as building work licensing and regulation.

Tracy provides strategic advice in all areas of local government law, in particular planning and building, environmental, liquor licensing and property. She regularly represents councils, statutory authorities and non-profit organisations in appeals, reviews and enforcement matters in all South Australian jurisdictions.

m: 0431 867 523
t: (08) 8113 7106

Mark Henderson

Mark has been advising local government in Australia and the UK since 2002 and joined KelledyJones in January 2018 to drive expertise in the areas of Property and Commercial.

Mark thinks outside the square and has been involved in a number of cutting edge projects for local government, including the expansion of the purple pipe network, the implementation of the Water Industry Act, joint development of civic facilities and innovative funding models for infrastructure projects.

He enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to service his clients and thrives on ensuring outcomes and practical solutions are achieved.

Mark was listed in Doyles Guide’s list of Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers in South Australia in 2017.

m: 0412 662 100
t: (08) 8113 7107

Cimon Burke

Cimon is an enthusiastic and experienced lawyer who prides herself on delivering high-quality, timely and practical legal solutions consistent with the KelledyJones Client Undertaking.

Cimon advises, represents and assists councils and statutory bodies on a diverse range of matters with particular expertise in regulatory services and corporate governance.

Always active in delivering training sessions, seminars and papers, Cimon is emerging as a leader in her field with a reputation for being a first rate lawyer and an excellent and informative presenter and educator.

m: 0422 165 614
t: (08) 8113 7105

Chris Woodard

Chris joined the KelledyJones team in May 2017 after spending 7 years working in a boutique commercial law firm.

He has a wide range of experience in real property, commercial, intellectual property, and corporate governance, both transactional and litigious, and is excited to bring his property and commercial background to the local government sector.

Chris advises and assists Councils on a broad range of matters including commercial, property, development, licensing and general litigation.

Chris is passionately involved in the local community and devotes a great deal of his spare time to a number of community initiatives, volunteer organisations and mentoring activities.

m: 0403 887 894
t: (08) 8113 7112

Philippa Metljak

Philippa developed a keen interest in and passion for local government having previously practised in planning, environment, native title, energy and resources and liquor licensing law at a large firm which services local government and non-local government clients.

It was Philippa’s expressed desire to become a dedicated local government practitioner and her enthusiasm for our Client Undertaking which led to her becoming a member of our team in 2014.

In addition to her passion and enthusiasm for local government, Philippa’s excellent communication and analytical skills make her an asset to our team and we are excited to have her on board.

Philippa provides advice and representation to our clients in a broad range of matters across all of our practice areas.

m: 0409 812 163
t: (08) 8113 7109

Tyler Johns

Tyler joined the KelledyJones team in 2016 and has a developed a genuine passion for working with our local government clients.

She provides advice and representation across all of our practice areas and prides herself on providing clear, timely and practical solutions.  In addition, she is also becoming a regular contributor to local government publications and enjoys presenting at training sessions and seminars alongside her colleagues.

Prior to commencing her professional career, Tyler gained management experience in the hospitality sector and undertook a legal work placement at a law firm in China.  Tyler regularly participates in community and charitable activities, most notably, shortly prior to joining KelledyJones, she had her head shaved in honour of a family friend and raised $10 000 for charity in the process.

Tyler was attracted to KelledyJones by its strong reputation, focus on excellence, team values and its involvement in charitable activities

t: (08) 8113 7108
f: (08) 8113 7199

Amanda Pix

Amanda joined the KelledyJones team as an Executive Assistant in December 2016. With a Diploma in Financial Planning, Certificate 4 in Property Services, Certificate 4 in Frontline Management, Certificate 4 in Bookkeeping, Certificate 4 in Marketing and over 8 years’ experience in administration in the heath care sector, Amanda brings a high level of skill and a wide range of expertise to this position.

Amanda has a great degree of interest in the law as it applies to Local Government and we are excited to have her on board.

t: (08) 8113 7101
f: (08) 8113 7199

Jane Horlin-Smith

Jane joined KelledyJones as an Executive Assistant in November 2016 having commenced her career with a small legal firm in 2009. Since that time she has completed Certificate IV in Legal Studies and gained wide-ranging experience in Office Management.

Jane is excited to join the KelledyJones team and contribute to the work done for our clients.

t: (08) 8113 7100
f: (08) 8113 7199

Kate Hosford

Kate joined the KelledyJones team as a Personal Assistant in May 2013.

She completed her Legal Secretarial Diploma in 2004 and began her career at a Barristers Chambers in London. Since then Kate has furthered her career in Business Development and busy Executive Assistant roles.
She is a valued and enthusiastic member of the team.

t: (08) 8113 7110
f: (08) 8113 7199