Areas of Practice:

  • Estate admin­is­tra­tion
  • Pro­bate
  • Prepa­ra­tion of doc­u­ments
  • Let­ters of Admin­is­tra­tion
  • Admin­is­tra­tion of Assets
  • Notice of Intend­ed Dis­tri­b­u­tion
  • Duties of an Execu­tor or Admin­is­tra­tor
  • Pro­bate Accounts
  • Estate dis­putes and fam­i­ly pro­vi­sion claims


Cathy has worked with Dono­van Oates Han­naford Lawyers since April, 1990 when she and her hus­band moved from Syd­ney with their chil­dren.  Over that time she has worked for a num­ber of part­ners and has seen many changes in her career with the firm.

Cathy com­plet­ed her HSC in 1981 and then attend­ed TAFE where she under­took her course in Sec­re­tar­i­al, book keep­ing and short­hand and was 1st in her year.

Cathy com­menced work at Mallesons in 1982–1985 and then worked at Gub­bay and Green­away at Rich­mond, NSW.  She and her hus­band then moved to the Mid North Coast in Jan­u­ary 1990.

Con­stant­ly look­ing to improve, Cathy recent­ly com­plet­ed The Law Soci­ety, Wills & Pro­bate Pro­ce­dure Course where she achieved an over­all course result of High Dis­tinc­tion.


  • Fam­i­ly and friends;
  • Sports;
  • Social activ­i­ties;
  • Vol­un­teer­ing with­in the com­mu­ni­ty.

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