Julian O’Brien – Solicitor
Julian is the leader of the Firms commercial residential property team and also has expertise in Wills, Estate Administration, Estate Planning and Estate Litigation. Julian joined Kenny & Partners in 2011 and has established a reputation for providing sensible and expert advice to many local people and businesses.
Julian was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1986 and established his own Law Practice on the Sunshine Coast with a high profile in the Maroochydore/Kawana areas and later formed the Firm of Schultz Toomey O’Brien which is one of the largest Law Practices in Queensland.
Julian has a keen interest in cycling and enjoys surfing particularly in the Agnes Waters/Tannum Sands area.
Cassandra Ditchfield – Solicitor
Cassandra completed a Bachelor of Laws with the Queensland University of Technology and now practices primarily in Criminal Law. She has been with Kenny & Partners throughout her studies, having been a Clerk for 4 years prior to her admission as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court. She is originally from Brisbane but has now called the Gladstone area home for more than 15 years.
Cassandra is community minded and particularly enjoys assisting young people who have an interest in the law. She has previously ran the Kenny & Partners Moot Competition and has also participated in the Tannum Sands State High School docudrama, a presentation aimed at illustrating to graduating students the consequences of drink driving.
Cassandra is available to assist with all Criminal Law matters, including traffic offences and also in the areas of Family Law and Civil Litigation.
Melita St Ledger – Solicitor
Melita holds dual qualifications with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business. She commenced her studies at James Cook University in Townsville and completed her degrees at the University of Queensland, St Lucia. Melita is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
Immediately following her graduation Melita returned to her Central Queensland roots and commenced employment in Gladstone. Since 2005, Melita has almost exclusively practiced in the area of Family Law, with matters involving property settlements and children.
Melita prides herself on being approachable and providing easy to understand, sensible and practical advices to her clients.
Melita keeps busy in her spare time in the company of her family and friends. At weekends, Melita, her partner and their young sons enjoy four-wheel driving, fishing and camping.
Amee Ferguson – Solicitor
Amee is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia, being admitted in 2018. Amee is born and bred in Gladstone, completing her schooling at Gladstone State High School and graduating her Bachelor of Laws from Central Queensland University. Amee commenced her employment with Kenny & Partners in 2017, having worked in local law firms since 2012.
Amee practices primarily in Family Law, whilst also assisting the other Solicitors in the firm from time to time.
When not working, Amee enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.