Meet Our Team

While we’re experienced lawyers, we’re also partners, parents, siblings, daughters and sons who believe in putting people first. Meet the team who will support you when life gets tough.

Michael Seton

Solicitor Director
Accredited Specialist – Family Law
LL.M., LL.B., B.Sc. (Psych.)

Dominique Markwort

Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
LL.B., M.App.Law (FDR & Family Law)

Thomas Galton

Senior Associate
LL.B., B.A.

Tim Bowring

LL.B., B.Sp.Bus.

Meet Our Team

Kelly Chen

Legal Secretary

As a Central Coast local, Kelly enjoys the lifestyle and nature that our region affords by getting out to the beach and bush as much as she can.

Having started her career in Human Resources, and studying Human Resources Law, Kelly realised her passion for law. Since taking a role with the team at Seton Family Lawyers, Kelly is now studying a Juris Doctor degree with Macquarie University. Working in a collaborative team, with experienced lawyers, to support a variety of clients has reaffirmed to Kelly that she made the right decision to pursue law.

In her free time, Kelly likes to stay fit and healthy, read, and get creative with her cooking.

Gail Clarke


After her schooling on Sydney’s North Shore, Gail went to secretarial college and one of her first roles was working for a sole practitioner. Despite notions of moving into the medical industry, her love for the law saw her career continue in this direction. Being able to help make the experience as smooth and easy as possible for clients is what she enjoys the most.

Spending time with her adult children and now grandchildren is a highlight of Gail’s time away from the office.

Rachel Lisle

Legal Secretary, Justice of the Peace

A hardworker with determination, Rachel studied throughout the pandemic to gain her Bachelor of Business at Torrens University Australia. 

Rachel has previously worked in the events industry at major hospitality venues in Terrigal and around the Central Coast. She brings an expert level of organisation and communication to her role at Seton Family Lawyers, and is also a Justice of the Peace. 

Growing up on the Central Coast, Rachel loves to spend time down at Terrigal Beach. She also enjoys exploring the local area with her beloved dogs, and spending time with her horses.

Rosie Mandala

Legal Secretary, Justice of the Peace

With a strong interest in law, and a quest for a career that was both challenging and meaningful, Rosie started her career in a receptionist role at Ryan & Seton Lawyers. Soon after, Rosie moved into a Legal Secretary position and now is mid-way through an Associate Degree in Law.

Rosie loves that her role offers variety and that she can help people to achieve the best possible outcome during a tough time in their life. She is very driven and enjoys setting both professional and personal goals including powerlifting 280 kilograms. Now that takes some determination!

Kiraleigh Poile | Seton Family Lawyers receptionist

Kiraleigh Poile

Legal Receptionist

Recently completing a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University, Kiraleigh has always been passionate about pursuing a career in law. She enjoys discovering the connections between law and everyday life, and the opportunities to engage with the local community and businesses.

With her community-minded approach to life, Kiraleigh has previously been part of the team at ‘Customs 4 Cancer’, an organisation that has donated $150,000 to the Central Coast Cancer Council.

In her downtime, you’ll often find Kiraleigh down by Terrigal beach walking her two adored dogs, catching up with family and friends or with her nose in a book.

Rebecca Ross

Accounts Manager, Justice of the Peace

After working in other industries including education and accounting, Rebecca took the opportunity to support the team at Seton Family Lawyers as she was keen to be a part of a reputable team.

Rebecca keeps a one dollar coin framed on her desk to remind her of a career highlight. It was given to her by a client to remind her to not give up even if you’re down to your last dollar. Rebecca’s client had given up chasing money owed to her by her late husband but gave Rebecca the information to make one last effort to claim for her. Rebecca made numerous phone calls and emails on her client’s behalf. Finally, Rebecca successfully received a cheque for the outstanding money. The words ‘never give up’ have stuck with her ever since.

Rebecca grew up on the Central Coast and now raises a family here. Keeping promises is important to Rebecca and she was able to keep one to her children when she recently treated them to a plane trip to discover the Northern Territory.

Emma Williams

Legal Secretary

After finishing high school on the Central Coast, Emma aspired to work in the legal industry, taking after her mother. Having researched the different pathways available to enter law, Emma started as a receptionist before moving into the Seton Family Lawyers team as a Legal Secretary, where she enjoys working with the experienced lawyers and team. 

As well as studying an Associate Degree in Law at Southern Cross University, Emma is also in the application process to become a Justice of the Peace. In her role, Emma most enjoys the opportunity to help people on a personal level and make a profound impact on their lives. Her career highlight is when she was able to help a particular parent successfully resolve a matter involving their child. Emma appreciates the trust and gratitude she receives from her clients, which makes what she does all the more rewarding.

When she’s not studying or working, Emma leads a sporty life with a healthy routine of League Tag, Oztag and the gym.

Wellness Manager | George Seton

George Seton

Wellness Manager
BA. (R.K.)

George is an integral member of the Seton Family Lawyers team and helps to keep everyone grounded. He provides cuddles and high fives in times of need, and sometimes just because. He also functions as the firm’s resident feet warmer, kitchen floor crumb cleaner, and security guard, although is often found sleeping on the job. He will accept pats and treats.

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