Allysha-Jane Merrett

After ten years as a solicitor Allysha-Jane Merrett commenced practice at the Bar in 2024.

She obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Newcastle in 2013 having been conferred a Bachelor of Social Science in 2012.

Since her admission as a lawyer in 2014 she has gained extensive experience in a wide range of areas including family law, criminal law, estate litigation and a variety of commercial disputes.

Before relocating to Sydney in 2020 Allysha-Jane worked as a senior lawyer with responsibility for a large family and criminal law practice in Newcastle and appeared regularly as a solicitor advocate in the Local, District, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and Children’s Court.

Immediately prior to commencing at the bar Allysha-Jane was special counsel in a leading Sydney family law firm.

She has conducted numerous family law cases including complex financial and parenting disputes successfully drawing upon her experience and qualifications including:

  • Masters of Applied Family Law (College of Law 2017);
  • Specialist Accreditation (Family Law) Law Society of NSW (2021); and
  • Master of Business Administration (RMIT 2023).

She is an NMAS accredited mediator (AIFLAM), Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) and is available to mediate family law cases.

Allysha-Jane is the current Vice President of the Women Lawyers Association NSW. She has volunteered as a solicitor for the Redfern Legal Centre, University of Newcastle Legal Centre, Women’s Legal Service NSW and as a trainer for Relationships Australia in navigating the financial aspects of the  Family Law Act.

Allysha-Jane accepts briefs to appear and advise in the following areas:

  • Family law – property and parenting
  • Equity
  • Wills & Probate
  • Criminal law
  • Care & Protection
  • Commercial law
  • Contracts


Tony Ross

Tony accepts briefs in all areas of law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Tony served in the Australian Defence Force for 16 years, predominantly as an Army Officer. He is now in the active reserves.

In 2022, Tony was Tipstaff to the Hon. Justice M.J. Slattery AM AM (Mil) RAN of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Equity Division).

Tony received his Juris Doctor from the Australian National University and his Bachelor of Business from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Tony has broad experience working in the Defence and National Security community. His writing on foreign interference has been published in the Federal Law Review.