Katrina Fanning


Katrina joined Heinz and Partners as a trainee lawyer in 2011 after completing a post-graduate law degree, which she undertook whilst working as a medical journalist.




Trent Rutherford


Trent attended Deakin University in Geelong where he obtained a double degree in Law and Arts majoring in sociology. He joined Heinz & Partners in late 2011 as a conveyancing clerk, and completed his legal traineeship in 2012.



Abby Irving


Abby works in the Probate department helping clients with Wills, Powers of Attorney, deceased estate matters and associated conveyancing.  She enjoys assisting clients and aims to make it a smooth process. Outside of work Abby likes to spend time with her young family and catch up with friends.


Steven Ashton


Steven joined Heinz & Partners in 2015 after completing his legal traineeship at Central Highlands Community Legal Centre Inc. Steven holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University.




Toby Permezel


Toby joined Heinz & Partners’ commercial law department in 2017, having relocated from Mansfield, Victoria. Toby brings a wide range of legal knowledge and experience to the firm from his years in the High Country and is looking forward to assisting clients with business sales and purchases, commercial leasing, property law and alpine conveyancing.


Dermot Conaughton


Dermot re-joined Heinz & Partners in 2015 after previously completing a Summer Clerkship with the Firm in 2013 and completing his traineeship in 2016. Dermot holds a combined Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Laws. 




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