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Kathryn Harriss

Principal Solicitor


  • Completed an Associate Degree of Law in 1997;
  • Completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2000;
  • Completed a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice in 2001;
  • Completed a Master of Laws in 2005;
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales in 2001; and
  • Completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (Wills & Estates) in 2018.

About Kathryn

Kathryn has extensive experience working in Australia and the UK, in private practice and as in house counsel. Kathryn is passionate about assisting individuals and their families in everyday legal transactions and making sure the elderly are taken care of.

Having undertaken post-graduate studies in Wills & Estates and Elder Law, Kathryn is well known for her careful consideration and attention to detail in legal drafting and advice.

Kathryn is a member of the St George and Sutherland Regional Law Society and regularly attends their Succession Law and Property Law Sub Committee meetings.

In her spare time Kathryn enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, two pet cocker spaniels, two guinea pigs, one blue tongue lizard and cooking with her two thermo mixers. There seems to be a theme of pairs of items here, however she can confirm that one husband and one blue tongue lizard are enough!

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Melanie Jones

Principal Solicitor


  • Completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 1999;
  • Completed a Bachelor of Science in 1999;
  • Completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2000; and
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales in 2000.

About Melanie

Melanie has an array of experience in private practice in Wills & Estate Planning, Conveyancing and Property Law and as an in-house lawyer in the banking and financial services industry.

Well- respected by her colleagues and clients for her understanding of complex legal topics, Melanie enjoys keeping up to date with property law changes and regularly attends briefings in this area.

Melanie is a member of the Sutherland Shire Regional Law Society and often attends their Succession Law and Property Law Sub Committee meetings to keep updated in these areas.

When not working, Melanie loves spending time with her husband, two children and two dogs.

She is regularly a cycling widow, while she waits patiently at the sidelines with her children, cheering on her husband.

Melanie enjoys cooking, attending her local book club with her friends and rumour has it that she also likes to tap dance!

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Annette Suann

Licensed Conveyancer


  • Completed an Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing in 2008;
  • Certified Practising Conveyancer since 2010;
  • Completed a course in Powers of Attorney Law in 2016; and
  • Membership to the conveyancing profession under the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW Division Ltd since 2007

About Annette

Annette has a wealth of experience as a conveyancer in the Sutherland Shire and Liverpool Council areas.

Joining Harriss Jones Lawyers in 2018, Annette ran her own successful conveyancing practice for over 9 years.

Highly regarded and well-known by colleagues in her profession, Annette has long-standing relationships with all her clients, who often recommend her services to others.

Annette has particular interest in unusual property transactions (for example, properties with limited or qualified title or party walls) and she has extensive experience in off-the-plan, strata, and residential conveyancing.

With a ‘by-the-book’ attitude to all conveyancing processes and procedures, Annette frequently attends seminars and webinars to update her conveyancing knowledge and is well versed in the electronic settlement network, PEXA. Annette is also passionate about Aged Care and ensuring that our elder clients have an easy transition into retirement living.

When not working (which is rare) Annette loves playing golf with her husband and spending quality time with her large family.

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Sarah murray

conveyancing Clerk


  • Certificate III in Legal Services;
  • Justice of the Peace;
  • Currently completing an Associate Degree of Law (Paralegal Studies) at Southern Cross University

About Sarah

Sarah commenced work with Harriss Jones Lawyers in 2021 as a legal trainee.

Since starting with our firm, Sarah has proved to be an important part of our team.

She has not only completed her Traineeship with outstanding results, but then gone on to become appointed as a Justice of the Peace and commenced university studies to become a licensed conveyancer.

Sarah is currently assisting with conveyancing matters as well as co-ordinating our safe custody documents.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys undertaking further studies, spending time with her friends and family and going to the gym.

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Kathleen field

Legal clerk


  • Currently completing a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of International Studies at the University of Wollongong

About Kathleen

Kathleen commenced working with Harriss Jones Lawyers at the start of 2023 as a legal clerk, assisting with office-related duties and legal drafting.

Over this time, Kathleen has greatly expanded her knowledge of Wills & Estate Planning and shows great diligence and attention to detail.

Kathleen works two days a week at Harriss Jones Lawyers, spending her other days completing her studies.

Outside of work, Kathleen likes to meet up with friends, shop for clothes and participate in yoga and pilates lessons.

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Aurelia Fox

legal clerk


  • Currently completing a Bachelor of Law/Psychology (Honours) at the University of New South Wales

About Aurelia

Aurelia commenced working with Harriss Jones Lawyers at the start of 2023 as a legal clerk, assisting with office-related duties and legal drafting.

Aurelia assists with work in the areas of Wills and Estate Planning as well as deceased estates.

Aurelia is also our Social media expert and updates our clients about important legal facts and information.

Outside of work, Aurelia likes to read, volunteer as a leader at her local church youth group and attend concerts with friends.

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