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About us

History

Our law firm Biddulph & Salenger was established in 1905 when Bourke solicitors, Philip Biddulph and Herbert Salenger entered into partnership. The firm moved to Sydney and in 1968, Warwick Dunn joined the firm. In 1987, Maryanne Ofner became Warwick’s business partner, bringing with her the practice of Clifton R. Penny & Davies that she had managed until the death of the owner, John Davies.

As principal of the firm, Maryanne Ofner acknowledges Warwick Dunn’s enormous contribution past and present and is pleased that as senior lawyer, Warwick continues to provide wise counsel and friendship to generations of clients. Maryanne Ofner is capably assisted by her team of lawyers and paralegals.

Biddulph & Salenger Lawyers Provides:

  • Personal service including meetings away from our Milsons Point office
  • Common sense advice on all legal matters
  • Vigorous pursuit of your just claims
  • Negotiated settlements
  • Creative problem solving
  • Dedication, integrity and care
  • Handy location and a relaxed office at Milsons Point, near North Sydney

OUR PEOPLE

Our law firm is committed to providing a highly personalised service. Appointments can be conducted at your convenience – outside regular hours and at a place of your choosing, when necessary.

  • Maryanne Ofner

    Principal, Accredited Family Law specialist, General Practitioner, Mediator, Collaborative Practitioner

    Maryanne is the firm’s Principal lawyer. As an experienced accredited family law specialist, Maryanne’s excellence as a lawyer is enhanced by her empathy with her clients and associates, and her many years of general law experience.
    Maryanne joined Biddulph & Salenger in 1986 after working as a general practitioner with both country and city solicitors.
    For many years Maryanne was a part time legal member of the Guardianship Tribunal where she developed skills in providing assistance to people with disabilities including the elderly with dementia.
    Maryanne is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator and was a founding member of the Northern Suburbs Collaborative Practice Group and a former President and committee member of Collaborative Professionals NSW.
    Whether your matter is large or small, Maryanne applies the same zeal and attention. Any matter important to you is important to her.
    Her preference at all times is to conserve your funds and to contain disputes using mediation, negotiation or collaboration, rather than engage in energy and money sapping litigation. For those matters where litigation is unavoidable she is a tenacious advocate committed to achieving just outcomes.
    Maryanne encourages, supports and mentors all her lawyers and support staff to create a happy, focused and professional team available to help you.

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  • Edyta Zurawski

    Associate Lawyer, Accredited Family Law Specialist, General Practitioner, Litigator

    Edyta is an accredited specialist in Family Law and has significant experience in dealing with complex property and parenting matters. In addition, Edyta also has considerable experience in civil litigation, particularly in the area of contested estates claims.
    Edyta commenced her involvement with the firm as a law clerk in 2003 and became a solicitor in 2007. She spent several years as an active member of NSW Young Lawyers as well as various other committees and organisations.
    As an accredited family law specialist, Edyta regularly appears in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court. She is a strong advocate. She is analytical, meticulous and exhaustive in her preparation of your matters to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients.
    Edyta is also experienced in estate management and other general areas of practice. As well as being a strong advocate, Edyta is well versed in alternative dispute resolution. Her understanding, approachable attitude and years of experience deliver sensible outcomes.

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  • Sally Klem

    Licenced conveyancer

    Sally started working at Biddulph & Salenger in 1992. She is an experienced licenced conveyancer and Justice of the Peace. She is also trained and practices in PEXA (electronic conveyancing). Sally’s talents and skills effectively equip her to be able to handle conveyancing matters in a quick and efficient manner ensuring that all deadlines are met and that transactions run as smoothly as possible. Sally always keeps her clients up to date and informed of progress throughout the conveyancing process.

    Sally is meticulous, thorough and has a very friendly, engaging approach when managing the firm’s conveyancing matters. With a combination of experience, perseverance and humour, Sally always goes the extra lengths to endure the successful and timely completion of all sales and purchases of property. Not surprisingly she has a strong following of repeat clients and referrals.

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  • Joshua Anderson

    Lawyer

    Having worked in both small and large family law firms, Joshua has acted for clients from all walks of life in parenting and property matters, ranging from the more routine to highly complex.

    Joshua takes an interest in each of his clients, is mindful of how legal action can affect them, and avoids the ‘cookie-cutter’ approach to family law. He combines efficiency with attention to detail and gives clear, practical advice in plain English. He is an effective negotiator, and whenever possible will work to resolve matters through mediation, negotiation and settlement discussions. When Court proceedings are required Joshua is an articulate and persuasive advocate. Joshua was previously a legal associate for two Judges of the Family Court at Sydney. Through this experience he gained an inside perspective on how the Courts operate, including the small but important details of conducting litigation efficiently and effectively.

    Before becoming a lawyer, Joshua worked in the not for profit and social justice sector, including as a youth worker and in a variety of positions at one of Queensland’s largest community legal centres.

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  • Matthew Paull

    Solicitor; Office Manager

    Matthew has been part of the Biddulph & Salenger team since 2007. Throughout this time he has attained a vast range of skills and knowledge to make him an efficient, productive and versatile office manager.

    In 2020 Matthew was admitted as a solicitor. Matthew’s up to date research has been an invaluable resource for the firm. He particularly relishes some of our more difficult consumer disputes and generally engaging in all areas of the practice. Matthew is an invaluable staff member who is focused on maintaining a happy and industrious workplace.

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  • Antonette Bonetti

    Legal Secretary

    Antonette joined the firm in 2017. Antonette works in conjunction with all members of the team, performing a wide range of duties including preparation and lodgement of court documents. She coordinates the accounts department and the day to day administration of the firm, troubleshoots all digital and electronic issues and is the first point of contact for clients.

    Antonette’s organisational and marketing skills keep our office running smoothly.

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  • Dianne Mitreski

    Paralegal

    Dianne joined Biddulph & Salenger in 2020. Dianne is currently studying a Bachelor of Law Degree at the University of Wollongong. She is a talented and hard working law student and complements the intensity of her studies with a diligent approach to the wide range of duties and tasks she is given in our legal office.

    Dianne assists all members of the firm as she develops practical and hands on experience to a wide range of matters and administrative duties.

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  • Warwick Dunn

    Senior lawyer ( Deceased)

    Warwick , our senior lawyer, former Principal and valued mentor, died on 2 March 2021 after 67 years as a practising solicitor.
    Up to 5 generations of clients , his colleagues and staff members past and present, fondly remember his wise advice, careful attention, integrity and his wonderful sense of humour.

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