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Our team consists of enthusiastic lawyers and administrative assistants in Wollongong who are driven to exceed your expectations. We excel in our areas of expertise and are accustomed to success. We are friendly and approachable and here to help you with all your legal needs...

Warren Budd

Warren Budd

  • Residential and Commercial Property Law
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Subdivision and Property Developments
  • Wills and Estates
  • Commercial Law

Warren joined DGB Lawyers in 1991 after working in Campbelltown for nine years and Wagga Wagga for two years learning his trade and completing his Diploma of Law and being admitted as a solicitor in 1986.

Warren grew up in country New South Wales spending time in Mullumbimby, Cootamundra, Cobar and Campbelltown.

Warren gained an interest in Property Law and now practices primarily in this area of law which encompasses residential and commercial conveyancing, lease and business transactions, development and subdivision works. This interest
led him to become an accredited Property Specialist in 1996.

Warren is the firm’s Notary Public which is an office primarily allowing the authentification of documents to be used in foreign jurisdictions.

Warren resides in Wollongong with his wife and daughter. He is a keen sportsman and can often be found on the Wollongong golf course, cycling around the Illawarra or enjoying the Blue Mile walk around the Wollongong foreshore.

Warren continues to be active in the community being a past Board member of the Illawarra Christian School, a current member of Figtree Anglican Church, a past chairman of the Wollongong Law Society Conveyancing Committee and a
member of a number of local sporting and social clubs.

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Lorelle Longbottom

Lorelle Longbottom

  • Family Law
  • De facto Relationship Law
  • Independent Children’s Lawyer

Following the completion of a Bachelor of Laws Honours and Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Wollongong in 2003, Lorelle was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2004. From 2004 until joining DGB Lawyers in 2008,
Lorelle practised in the Shoalhaven. Lorelle was welcomed into the partnership of DGB Lawyers in July 2011.

Lorelle is the Family Law Chair and Vice President for the Wollongong District Law Society and is passionate in her advocacy for improvements to the family law system. Lorelle is also a nationally accredited mediator, the treasurer
of the Wollongong Chapter NSW Women’s Lawyer’s Association, a trained collaborative lawyer, and appointed to Legal Aid NSW’s Independent Children’s Lawyer and Family Law panels.

In all of her matters Lorelle is focussed on
achieving her client’s goals with a minimum of fuss. Lorelle is also committed to ensuring that all of her clients understand the legal pathway on which they are travelling so that they maintain confidence and do not feel lost
in an unfamiliar system.

Apart from her commitment to legal practice and advocacy for her clients, Lorelle has previously taught Corporations Law and Tourism and Hospitality Law at the Illawarra Institute of Tafe
NSW.

Away from the office Lorelle relishes spending time with family and friends, and travelling, especially to places with an abundance of salt water and NO Wifi. 

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Ben Pike

Ben Pike

  • Residential and Commercial Property Law
  • Commercial and Retail Leasing
  • Commercial Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Estate Planning

Ben is a passionate and dedicated commercial lawyer and has worked primarly in the area of commercial and property law since 2004 when he began his legal career as a law clerk in Wollongong. 

In 2008 Ben left Wollongong and commenced work for a large commercial practice in Sydney obtaining experience in complex litigation matters.

Ben returned to Wollongong in 2011 where his legal career began to focus on his family and build on his local client base.

A short time after commencing at DGB Lawyers Ben joined the partnership in 2015.

Ben prides himself on providing prompt expert advice with a sensible and realistic approach. He has a high attention to detail and is a client focused professional.

When not at work Ben is usually found in the ocean or with
his family (his other passions).

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Grace Prosperi

Grace Prosperi

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Defacto Relationship Law

Grace completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University in 2014. Grace was admitted to the Supreme Court and High Court role in 2015.
Grace joined the DGB Lawyers team in 2016 working in family law and criminal law and is a member of the Legal Aid NSW family law panel.

Grace enjoys working with her clients to achieve their desired outcomes. Grace strives to provide practical solutions to legal problems whilst staying focused on the client’s big picture.

In her spare time Grace enjoys walking her dog and spending time with family and friends.

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Brooke Evans

Brooke Evans

  • Family Law
  • Defacto Relationship Law

In 2019 Brooke completed a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) and Arts (Psychology) (Distinction) at the University of Wollongong. Brooke completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the College of Law in 2019 before being admitted to the Supreme Court and High Court role in 2020.

Before joining the DGB Lawyers team Brooke worked in local Wollongong firm gaining extensive experience in family law having worked as a paralegal for a considerable time before being admitted as a solicitor. Brooke is a member of the Legal Aid NSW family law panel.

Brooke uses her compassionate and empathetic nature to assist her clients in achieving a desired outcome, whilst providing high quality legal advice. In her spare time Brooke enjoys going to the beach, grabbing a coffee and spending time with her family and friends.

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Kaaden Smith

Kaaden Smith


Kaaden completed a Bachelor of Laws – Bachelor of Economics and Finance at the University of Wollongong in 2020. He commenced working for DGB Lawyers in 2021, while working to complete his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with the College of Law and was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in March 2022.

Kaaden’s primary focus is Property and Conveyancing, Commercial, Probate and Estate Matters.

Kaaden takes pride in working hard to achieve the most practical outcomes while seeking to minimise time, cost and stress for clients and putting their needs first.

Kaaden enjoys spending his spare time outdoors, relaxing with a good book or spending time with friends and family.

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Melissa Waples

Melissa Waples

Secretary for Claire Stenos and Grace Prosperi

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Kathy Renshaw

Kathy Renshaw

Secretary for Ben Pike

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Julie Duncan

Julie Duncan

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Cathy Leahey

Cathy Leahey

Accounts Department

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Natalie K

Natalie K

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Leilany Marino

Leilany Marino

 Secretary for Warren Budd 

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Erin Wall

Erin Wall

Administration Assistant

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Minnie Monkhouse

Minnie Monkhouse

Administration Assistant

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Rachelle Chamberlain

Rachelle Chamberlain

Secretary for Lorelle Longbottom and Brooke Evans

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