Two Family Law Accredited Specialists formerly employed by Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers and then Slater & Gordon Group, are celebrating one year in business with the business set to double in size.
Liz Catton and Angela Tondelstrand, were two of Schultz Toomey O’Brien’s most senior family lawyers when the firm was sold in 2014.
Taking charge of their own future they formed Catton & Tondelstrand Lawyers initially employing a team of four. However, they have quickly earned a reputation for providing outstanding legal expertise with competitive fees and are now at a point where they will double in size over the next 12 months.
Both Liz and Angela are ranked as leading Sunshine Coast Divorce lawyers, in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide, for their specialist expertise in family law, matrimonial disputes, parenting, property and spousal maintenance matters.
Partner, Liz Catton said that while taking the first step into owning your own business was daunting it had been worth the risk, “Angela and I knew that, together we would form a really dynamic, boutique family law firm that we could be proud of.
“From the beginning we have had clients find us and now our business is growing organically as word of mouth spreads. Our combined expertise and skills really set us apart.”
Angela Tondelstrand had been with Schultz Toomey O’Brien Lawyers in the firms Sunshine Coast and North Lakes offices and working for another firm simply wasn’t an option.
“The timing was perfect for Liz and I to start our own firm”, Angela said.
“There is a demand for experienced family lawyers on the coast and this demand only grows as we evolve as a region. It has now been necessary to expand into the office next door and we are pleased with the steady growth the firm is enjoying.
“Family Law is an incredibly rewarding career, and while it can be challenging at times, being able to help people resolve their family law and custody matters in a professional caring manner is very satisfying”, Angela said.