Welcome to Doolan Callaghan Family Lawyers


Jarrad Callaghan

Professional Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctor (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Business (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Member, Law Society of NSW
  • Member, Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Admitted solicitor, Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator


Jarrad began his family law career following practising in the area of criminal law. Jarrad is a critical thinker. He is pragmatic, thorough, and passionate about his work. He also shows empathy and is protective of his clients. Jarrad appreciates that every case is different and will adopt the best path forward for each of his clients taking into account their unique circumstances. If necessary, Jarrad is a competent and forthright litigator, however, he is steadfast in his determination to reach a negotiated settlement wherever possible.

Jarrad is quick to grasp and understand the dynamics of his family law matters. His business degree, coupled with his law degree, means that he has a good knowledge of assessing family’s finances. One of Jarrad’s strengths is his understanding of company structures, trusts, and superannuation interests.

Jarrad’s criminal law experience is also of assistance to those clients in situations where the issue of family violence or domestic violence is present or alleged.

Jarrad’s main focus is to assist clients in navigating the legal challenges associated with separation, and to achieve the best possible outcome for clients in a timely and professional way. As part of a team of lawyers specialising in family law at Doolan Callaghan Family Lawyers, Jarrad’s clients benefit from a wealth of knowledge and experience over the broad range of family law issues.

Jarrad stays abreast of any developments in the area of family law, including any new changes in legislation and most recent case law.

He lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Helen Irga

Helen is a highly experienced family lawyer and an Accredited Specialist in Family Law who is dedicated to helping her clients resolve their family law matters. Helen is keenly aware that most people who seek Family Law advice from her are experiencing an extremely difficult period in their lives. She possesses a committed approach to securing the best possible outcome for all clients as expeditiously as possible. Helen’s strong communication and interpersonal skills also ensure that the best needs of her clients are met.

Rebecca McLeod

Rebecca was admitted as a solicitor in 2008 and has practiced almost exclusively in Family Law since 2012. Accordingly Rebecca has extensive experience in a variety of Family Law matters, including complex and contentious property and parenting matters, divorce, child support and spousal maintenance.

Rowena Grenenger

Rowena Grenenger is experienced in all areas of family law. Rowena’s pragmatic, professional and empathetic approach allows her to find the best possible solution so that her clients can move on with their lives. Rowena is aware of the financial and emotional toll of litigation and works hard to achieve early resolution of matters through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution without the involvement of the Court wherever possible. However, where litigation is unavoidable Rowena is a strong and persuasive advocate and her extensive litigation experience assists in achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.

Northern Beaches Solicitor Jodie Anderson
Jodie Anderson

Jodie is a Senior Associate and NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Jodie has been assisting family law clients for more than ten years on the Northern Beaches. Jodie is committed to using alternative dispute resolution and mediation wherever possible to resolve matters quickly and efficiently without the involvement of Court. Where this is not possible, Jodie is experienced in representing clients at all stages of the court process. Jodie is passionate about family law and helping clients to find the best solution for their family.