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Kaela Carter


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


Kaela was 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 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 General Criminal Law.


Family Law

Criminal Law

Workers Compensation

Civil Litigation

Wills & Estates

Conveyancing & Property

Alan Arnold


Alan Arnold has been in the legal profession for 39 years, the last 36 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 22 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.

Karen Kedwell-Balcombe


Karen predominantly practices in family law.

Alexander Gee


Xander joined Umbrella Legal in early 2019 as a Paralegal while finishing his law degree at the University of Newcastle. He currently holds a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University and is due to be admitted as a Solicitor in February 2020.


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.