Coffs Harbour’s Family Law Specialists

Our solutions focused, practical approach empowers you to navigate family law decisions with confidence.

Divorce & Separation

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Children’s Matters

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Property Settlements

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Negotiation, Mediation & Agreements

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Wills & Estates

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Bryant McKinnon Lawyers Your Legal Partners

Benjamin Bryant

Partner | Accredited Family Law Specialist

Benjamin Bryant grew up in Bellingen and dreamed of being a big city lawyer. He gained his law degree at the University of New England in Armidale, and came home... Read more

Heather McKinnon

Partner | Accredited Family Law Specialist

While raised in Tamworth, Heather McKinnon has built her formidable reputation over three decades practicing in Coffs Harbour. Now one of the leading Family Law authorities in the country, her... Read more

Meet The Team

How can we help you?


Bryant McKinnon Lawyers Our commitment to the Coffs Coast Community

Call us old fashioned, but we firmly believe that lawyers and other professionals must play a leadership role in the community. Over the last three decades members of our team have worked hard to help this community become stronger and more vibrant.

We currently provide financial sponsorship and invest time personally to assist the following local organisations: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Friends, Young Actors Studio, Local School Mock Trials & Mediation Programs, Orara Valley Hockey Team, Coffs Harbour and District Hockey Association.

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What our clients have to say...

Fast communication, clear advice.


A very pleasing, and perhaps rare, blend of: 1. Heartening Friendliness & 2. High Level Competence Thanks Benjamin and team.


My case was not easy and required a very professional team to ensure that all legalities were in order to best represent my family . The communication was outstanding and...


Extremely professional while at the same time empathetic to my solution. Also communicating important information in a way that was easy to understand.


It was the kind and very detailed attention I received at the time of greatest stress after my husband passed.


I found Ben and Jason to be very helpful and easy to deal with. They took time to explain the situation in layman’s terms and were honest and informative.


Gave personalized, considerate and concice legal advice regarding divorce proceedings.


Bryant McKinnon overlay their experience with the right amount of guidance and understanding. They’re good at breaking things down, over and over again if needed, so you understand what the...

Peta Howard

Communication, expertise and understanding. They listen and act accordingly. During the hardest times of my life, I wouldn’t want to go through it with any other law firm. Very grateful...


Gemma Rope handled everything was professionally i was always keep up to date on the progress of the matter i can’t recommend the whole firm enough Jason was always extremely...


They gave me exactly the advice and assistance I was looking for and all the advice I didn’t know I needed!


They kept reassuring and supporting me during a very difficult time in my life, any questions/concerns were always answered quickly as they knew I would sit and worry, this law...


Gemma thank you so much for all of the work you have put in for me over the past year. I’m really happy with the outcome and could not have...


Thank you for helping me through this process. This is the first time in my life I am my own person. I went from my father to my husband at...


I highly recommend the team and in particular, Gemma Rope in my family law matter.  Open and honest during the process.  Always kept the children’s best interests first and foremost. ...


Thank you once again for all your efforts, support and assistance.  I very much appreciate everything that you (Gemma Rope) and Bryant McKinnon firm have done for my family.


Blunt assessment of the situation I was unable to see.  Exactly what I needed.  Thank you so much for your help and guidance in a very difficult situation.


I cannot thank you , Gemma and Heather, from my first point of in-person contact to now, enough. Your expertise, passion, honesty and guidance is commendable.  YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!


I valued knowing I could call or email at anytime and it was all included in my fixed fee.


While the whole process is an extremely difficult and emotionally charged time, you were always available, calm and rational! While I didn’t always like the answer, you were always open...


Can’t express how grateful we are to have your assistance. Especially when I need to try not to stress too much, having your expertise is really appreciated. Ideally I wouldn’t be...


It was precious to feel supported in these hurting circumstances.  You are all absolutely professional and human.  So glad I chose Heather as a lawyer.  I will recommend her and...


Thank you so much guys, you have all been so very helpful, and I’m finally free thanks to your help.


Everything was excellent and outstanding. I thank you, Ben, Heather and the team for all your help, kindness, empathy and understanding… and of course your professionalism… during a very difficult...


I cannot thank you enough for all of your work, and success …. You have achieved more in the past few months than I have in years…Ben truly has been...


I want to thank you and Heather for all that you have done. You both have always been there as lawyers but also as support when I just needed to ring...


I honestly cannot put into words what you have done for our family. From the bottom of my heart thank you so very much. You were our rock, sounding board...


A big heartfelt thank you for your time, understanding and effort in achieving our desired outcome.


It was so good to not have to deal with [the craziness] myself for a change. You guys did a great job and spoke really well. I really appreciate your...


Thank you so much Ben.  It’s been a lot easier having you handle everything. Thanks also for your patience, hard work, and professionalism during this difficult time.


Thank you Gemma.  I’m glad all is in order and we can move on knowing the documents are in safe hands.  I really appreciate the considerate and gentle way you...


I just want to thank you and your staff for all the work you have done for me, making it less stressful throughout the whole process. I don’t know how...


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