divorce lawyers Doolan Wagner
Our Team
We care about what happens to your family


The Doolan Wagner team is committed to providing you with a clear understanding of your circumstances, your rights and the likely outcomes of your matter. Once you have this understanding, we can then skilfully guide you on. We understand that family law matters can be very difficult for the people involved, including your children. It’s our job to make it easier, by providing support, guidance and expert advice throughout.

Our Team of Family Lawyers

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Lisa Wagner

Principal/Managing Director


Lisa Wagner has close to 30 years experience as a specialist family lawyer having built her reputation over many years working both in Sydney’s CBD and regionally, before becoming the founding principal of her own firm.

Having studied economics with Honours at the University of Sydney, Lisa is particularly adept at offering her client’s pragmatic commercial solutions. As well as property and financial matters, Lisa has extensive experience in parenting and child support matters and acts as a court appointed Independent Children’s Lawyer for children in difficult and complex parenting cases.

Lisa’s aim is to provide her clients with exceptional service, expert guidance and strong representation.  Lisa is an Accredited Family Law specialist and a nationally registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – can issue S.601 Certificates.  Lisa is recognised by her peers as an experienced litigator and skilful negotiator in all family law matters.

Lisa is also focussed on giving back to the community. She has supported a range of community and pro bono initiatives, including the Manly Community Legal Centre and the North Shore Family Lawyers Practice Group.

Lisa believes that great law firms are focussed on service. Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers is a dedicated and specialised family law practice, reflecting the strong service and solution focus approach that Lisa has become renowned for.

Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Hons) (University of Sydney)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law)
  • Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
  • Accredited Specialist, Family Law (2001)
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (2011)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Independent Children’s Lawyer (2014)


  • Law Society of NSW
  • Member of the Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc.
  • Member of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals (AACP)
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia



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Lucy Warhurst

Senior Associate


Lucy is an experienced and professional Senior Associate with a compassionate, strategic, and practical approach to her Family Law practice.

Lucy’s considered and practical approach to family law litigation intersects with her natural empathy to achieve constructive resolutions that mitigate the adverse impact of relationship breakdowns on her clients and their children.  Lucy has extensive experience conducting family law matters before the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia to the Final Hearing stage, should the need arise. However, whenever possible, Lucy assists her clients to reach negotiated settlements, without recourse to the Court system.

Lucy completed her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Sydney and also holds a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours.

Highly understanding and warm, Lucy is particularly adept at providing support to her clients as they face the challenges that arise following separation. Lucy will without exception actively seek the best outcome for you and your family.

Lucy is currently completing her Masters in Family Law to further compliment her experience. Lucy continues to undertake pro bono work at Marrickville Legal Centre.

Lucy’s areas of expertise include:

  • Complex parenting cases, including matters involving serious allegations of family violence and relocation applications;
  • Property settlements, including matters with substantial asset pools and complex financial structures;
  • Hague Convention Applications;
  • Child Support, Spousal maintenance and adult child maintenance;
  • Divorce Applications;

Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • Juris Doctor (University of Sydney);
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Laws);
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours 1, University of Sydney);
  • Admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales;
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Unrestricted Practicing Certificate (NSW)


  • Law Society of NSW;
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia;
  • Member of NSW Young Lawyers – Family Law Committee.



Joanna Wilcox

Senior Family Lawyer


Joanna has worked in Family Law since 2016. Initially working as an Associate in the Federal Circuit Court to Judge Dunkley. In this role she travelled regularly to regional NSW and gained invaluable insights into how matters progress through the Family Law Courts. She then accepted the position of Legal Associate to Justices Hannam and Foster in the Family Court of Australia where she worked closely with the judicial officers on complex property and parenting matters, including Hague Convention cases and international relocations. In this role she also dealt with matters listed under the Magellan Protocol, in which there are significant allegations of family violence and child abuse which are required to be dealt with urgently by the Court. Throughout her time as an Associate in both Courts Joanna has gained invaluable insight into judicial decision-making and is experienced in drafting complex court orders and applying relevant case law to legal argument.

Joanna completed her Bachelor of Law and Arts degrees from the University of Sydney.

Joanna’s empathetic and client-focused approach to her matters assists her clients to feel supported through their family law matter. She works tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for her clients.

Joanna can provide practical and thorough advice on a broad range of family law matters, whilst being mindful and considerate of the additional stressors and financial constraints that family law proceedings often impose.

Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia 


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
  • NSWYL – North Metropolitan Group



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Stuart Colderick



Stuart holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and has experience in a range of complex property and parenting matters both in documenting settlements and to final hearing stage.

Stuart’s meticulous eye for detail and ability to prioritise many competing tasks ensures that each of his clients receives prompt and considered advice and his friendly and caring attitude ensures he diligently supports the senior family lawyers of the practice and is always available to assist where he can.

Stuart conscientiously works tirelessly to help separating parties reach out of court settlements.

We are confident you will find Stuart helpful and approachable in all your dealings with him.

Qualifications & Accreditations :

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of NSW)
  • Bachelor of Law (University of NSW)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Admitted as a Lawyer of the High Court of Australia


  • Law Society
  • Family Law Section of Law Council of Australia



Ollie Najdenska

Family Lawyer


Ollie has worked exclusively in a specialist family law CBD firm for the past three years before joining Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers.

Ollie has had the opportunity to be involved in the conduct of property matters involving large asset pools and complex corporate structures, as well as matters with smaller property pools. She has also represented clients and assisted in parenting matters, including relocation proceedings and divorce proceedings. Ollie can assist you with all aspects of your family law matter, whether financial, parenting, child support or spouse maintenance, and is committed to providing clients with the best outcome both via negotiated settlements or if unavoidable via litigation.

Ollie is motivated to resolve disputes via negotiation where possible and is committed to approaching her matters in the most cost-efficient and practical way possible. Ollie has experience with resolving matters outside of Court both in the conduct of mediations and private arbitrations.

Ollie understands the complexity and difficulty that accompanies separations and prides herself on being compassionate and understanding towards clients.

Ollie is currently undertaking a Master of Applied Law (Family Law) at the College of Law and is dedicated to always being well informed of all the latest developments in family law.

Qualifications & Accreditations:

  • Bachelor of Law (Western Sydney University)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW


  • Law Society of NSW
  • Family Section of Law Council of Australia




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Christine Murray

Communications Officer


Ensuring that our communication is effective and efficient is Christine Murray our Communications Officer.

Christine’s extensive background in business administration, client services and IT ensures the smooth running of all our communication systems and initiatives.

Everyone agrees that Christine is a true professional, always ready to lend a helping hand.


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Jacqueline Peiser-Oliver



Jacqueline is currently completing a combined Degree in Law and International Studies at the University of New South Wales and provides invaluable paralegal support to our team of family lawyers.

Jacqui has an exceptional eye for detail and is adept at managing our document and legal information systems.  When called upon Jacqui is well placed to undertake all manner of tasks including the service of Court documents, the filing of urgent applications and the co-ordination of settlement conferences with barristers, mediators and the like.

We are confident that you will find Jacqui to be skilled and professional in any dealings you may have with her.