Our People

Andrew Rothfield

Principal Solicitor

Andrew graduated from one of Australia's most prestigious law schools with first class Honours, and began his career as a solicitor at a large, top tier law firm in Sydney's CBD. This role granted him experience across a broad range of areas of law, including intellectual property and competition law, and involved work on a complex Constitutional challenge, which was heard in the High Court.

Despite the excitement of Big City Firm life, Andrew a born-and-bred North Shore boy wanted to work in his local area, both to be nearer to his family, and to help the local community, a cause he has always been passionate about. (Indeed, Andrew is heavily involved in several local institutions, including the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra as a violinist.)

For this reason, Andrew was thrilled at the opportunity to join PW Lawyers (then Proctor Willaws) in 2012 as an Associate. He enjoys the opportunity to work with the local community and to assist with the wide variety of legal issues which present themselves during everyday life.

Having been mentored by John Buttfield, Andrew is extremely experienced in all areas of Wills and Estate law, including will drafting, Estate litigation and family provision claims. He is also highly skilled in conveyancing and property law.

Prior to studying law, Andrew was an engineer for more than fifteen years (with his engineering degree also bestowed upon with Honours, from one of Australia's most prestigious universities). In this previous life, Andrew worked extensively as an engineer and project manager at major multi-national companies, including Optus.

The rare combination of an engineer and a lawyer in one person grants Andrew unique insight, and an unsurpassed ability to solve complex problems. The old adage that lawyers are no good at mathematics does not apply to Andrew!

Andrew is dedicated to the best possible outcome for his clients and is renowned for his consummate professionalism and legal knowledge, as well as his compassion, understanding, and his sense of humour.

Anthony Fillbrook

Practice Manager

Anthony joined PW Lawyers (formerly Proctor Willaws) as Practice Manager in 2017, bringing his extensive experience in business operations and management in a variety of industries to the firm.

He studied law at Sydney University with great academic success, winning the Legal Profession Admission Board prize for Practice and Procedure during his studies.

Anthony has almost twenty years' experience in setting up small businesses and management consulting. He has worked with the IT industry as well as telecommunications and in the security industry. He has been involved in negotiating contracts and alternative dispute resolution.

Anthony specialises in drafting wills, Probate and challenges to wills including family provision claims. He has also worked in family law and consulted on industrial relations and employment law.

Anthony has lived on the North Shore since 2003. He currently lives in Turramurra with his partner Jennifer and their four daughters.

Geoff Coderoy

Senior Associate

Geoff joined PW Lawyers in 2012, bringing more than twenty years' experience as a solicitor to the firm. Geoff's legal expertise covers a wide variety of areas of law, including corporate, trusts, property and superannuation law.

For almost twenty years, Geoff worked with the Permanent Trustee Co and Trust Co of Australia (which merged in 2002, and are now owned by Perpetual), holding several senior roles including Company Secretary and General Counsel.

During this time, Geoff specialised in Wills and Estates law, as well as matters relating to corporate and personal trusts, superannuation, note and debenture issues, and funds management. These roles also granted Geoff a deep understanding of not only the complexities of these areas of the law, but how they work in operation, and most importantly in interaction with each other.

Born and raised on the North Shore, Geoff was thrilled when PW Lawyers' (then known as Proctor Willaws) then-principal John Buttfield offered him the opportunity to work in the local area, and Geoff and his unique expertise, especially that relating to trusts law has been a vital part of the team ever since.

Geoff is well known for his thorough, yet compassionate, approach to the law, and his clients are always confident that Geoff will achieve the very best possible outcome for them.

At PW Lawyers, Geoff brings his almost-thirty years' of experience to a wide variety of Wills, Estate, and Conveyancing matters, including:

  • Will drafting
  • Estate planning
  • Estate administration
  • Purchase and sale of residential properties
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Mortgages
  • Residential and commercial leases
  • Retirement village contracts, agreements and leases
  • Aged care agreements and contracts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Guardianships.

Adam Marinelli

Solicitor

Chris Pettener

Solicitor

Danielle Austin

Licensed Conveyancer