Kaela Carter



Kaela holds a Bachelor of Laws from Southern Cross University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014 and the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia in 2015, Kaela founded Umbrella Legal in June 2018 with a view to creating a law practice that "stood out from the crowd".


Kaela is an approved Legal Service Provider for the WorkCover Independent Review Office (WIRO) and is also on a number of Legal Aid Panels including Family Law, Civil Law and Criminal Law.


Kaela has several interests outside of legal practice, including learning other languages as well as leading a double life as a fitness instructor and woodwind instrumentalist.


Family Law

Criminal Law

Workers Compensation

Civil Litigation

Wills & Estates

Conveyancing & Property

Alan Arnold



Alan Arnold has been in the legal profession for 40 years, the last 37 years as a solicitor/lawyer. Before that time he worked in Local Government for 7 years as a Clerk then an Accountant, then managed a Credit Union for 10 years, before completing his Law Degree.


Alan has worked in two National Law Firms both as a Senior Solicitor then a Partner, before commencing his own Law Firm 23 years ago in the Newcastle, Maitland and New Lambton areas. Alan has practiced in all areas of the law, particularly in all Court work, but mainly being involved in Family Law, in both Property and Children issues.


Family Law

Criminal Law

Wills & Estates

Alexander Gee



Xander has been with Umbrella Legal since early 2019, initially starting as a paralegal. Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in February 2020, Xander is now a solicitor with our firm. He currently holds a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University.

Xander was recently awarded the 2019 HVFLPA Hura Herman Award in Family Law Practice and has also been continuously praised for his efforts in family law from many of our clients.


With a strong work ethic and interest in a broad range of practice areas, Xander is committed to developing his skills so that he can help you achieve the best possible result in the future.