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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