Our Team

Narooma Law is proud to offer friendly professional service from a friendly professional team of local lawyers and legal support staff.

 

Cheryl Blessington

Principal Lawyer:

Cheryl Blessington is the principal lawyer at Narooma Law and leads a dynamic professional team working with clients in the local community and beyond. Cheryl is passionate and committed to providing quality legal services, with a practical down-to-earth approach.

Cheryl was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in December 2013, and has been practicing as a qualified Australian Lawyer for the past 7 ½ years.  Cheryl is a member of the NSW and Regional Law Societies, a certified member of PEXA (the electronic property exchange platform), and is appointed to the Criminal Law Legal Aid Panel.

Cheryl is regularly engaged in professional development programs to keep ahead of relevant legislative changes and challenges in the legal space. Having worked in the legal industry now for more than 12 years, Cheryl has valuable experience and expertise working with clients in property and family law, conveyancing matters, wills and estate planning.

Originally from Milton NSW, Cheryl and her husband Nathan, and diverse animal family, have put down their roots on a small rural property just out of Narooma.

 

Kirstie Cutting

Junior Lawyer:

Kirstie joined Narooma Law as a junior Solicitor in June 2020. Kirstie graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics. Kirstie gained a Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law and was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in October 2019.

Prior to joining the team at Narooma Law, Kirstie worked as a paralegal at a commercial law firm based in Sydney and at a general practice firm in Bega.

Kirstie is passionate about working with clients across family law and criminal law matters and is appointed to the Criminal Law Legal Aid Panel.

Kirstie relocated from Sydney to the South Coast in February 2020. In her free time she enjoys the beach, travelling and spending time with her fiancé and dog.

 

Richard Busuttil

Special Counsel Lawyer:

Richard was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court in 2001 and has extensive experience across most areas of law including property law, conveyancing, commercial law, litigation, wills and estates, family law and criminal law.

Prior to being admitted as a lawyer, Richard held the position of legal risk and compliance manager for the commercial and treasury areas of the St George Bank Limited, which laid the foundations for Richard’s career in law.

Richard commenced his career in law with a reputable small law firm in Manly, NSW, specifically focused on local government, including leasing, property acquisition and sale, commercial law including commercial litigation.

Richard furthered his expertise in Mackay, QLD, where he specialised in commercial litigation and criminal law including major crime.

Richard later returned to New South Wales and took up a position as the commercial, property and estates partner at Walker Gibbs & King, a well-established law firm in Cooma, NSW, dealing with commercial law matters, all property related transactions including conveyancing (old system and Torrens system).

After a number of years in Cooma, Richard and his wife Karen decided to relocate to Narooma where they established Narooma Law in 2006, initially trading as Richard Busuttil & Co. Since establishing Narooma Law, Richard has expanded his legal expertise as a Public Notary and Court appointed Arbitrator.

 

 

Jemma Thompson

Legal Support Assistant/Conveyancing Clerk:

Jemma joined the Narooma Law team at the end of 2017 after completing a Bachelor of Business Management (majoring in Human Resource Management) at the University of Queensland. Jemma welcomes clients with her courteous and professional manner and offers a high level of administration support to the solicitors. 

Jemma provides valuable assistance to our solicitors and clients with conveyancing matters from the negotiations between parties to settlement. Jemma provides invaluable service to clients ensuring you are always kept up to date with your matter. 

Originally from Brisbane Jemma moved to the area after meeting her husband. Now calling Tilba home Jemma enjoys gardening, growing a variety of flowers and spending time at the beach.

 

 

Jenna Callahan

Legal Support Assistant & Accounts Administration/ Justice of the Peace:

Jenna joined Narooma Law in 2017 as a legal secretary and was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2020.

Jenna’s broad experience with administrative tasks, accounting and her excellent customer service makes her a valuable addition to the Narooma Law team. Jenna’s organisational skills ensures the efficient and effective administration of the office and accounts management.

Jenna is originally from Tumut in the Snowy Mountains. After spending many years living and travelling abroad, Jenna chose the beautiful south coast to put down some roots after falling in love with the area many years ago. Jenna loves spending time in her ever growing garden and bush walks with her young family and dog.