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Suite 4, Level 1
20 Howard Avenue
Dee Why NSW 2099

Ph: 02 9977 5000
Fax: 02 9977 0653

PO Box 652
Dee Why NSW 2099

Email: mail@stlegal.com.au
Website: www.stlegal.com.au

Our People

Dennis StauntonSenior Associate
Bruce ThompsonSenior Associate
Michael Adamo – Managing Principal
John ContiConsultant
Adrian Mattiussi – Consultant
Jonathan Starke – Consultant
Philip Muller – Solicitor
Esther Locker – Licensed Conveyancer
Clair Williams – Conveyancer
Louise McMullen – Senior Paralegal


About Us

Dennis Staunton established the firm in Manly in 1970 and was joined by Bruce Thompson in 1976.

Our orientation has been to foster long term relationships and we continue to advise and act for many personal and business clients we have had for up to 3 decades, as well as many others acquired more recently.

A key element in this has been to find and then retain loyal and long serving staff of the highest calibre, to provide continuity of personal contact for our clients, as well as knowledge of their affairs and empathy with their situations.

While most of our clients are based on the Northern Beaches, it has been gratifying to find that many people continue to instruct the firm after leaving these areas.

The firm has extensive experience in many areas of law. While on occasions it will be necessary to obtain special expertise outside the firm or to refer a client on, we aim to be able to provide a complete legal service for most occasions with our own resources and at a competitive cost.


  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Real estate transactions – sale/ purchase/ lease/ mortgage
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Challenges to a Will
  • Family Law
  • Company Law/ Partnership/ Associations
  • Property development
  • Strata & Community Title advice
  • Stamp Duty and Land Tax
  • Criminal Law
  • Dispute resolution, mediation and litigation
  • Local government issues