“We carry on our mission of helping others through service as family lawyers. We have a deep commitment to achieving the best outcomes for our clients, always recognising that the path to resolution of a family law dispute is one accompanied by pain, grief, fear and hope. The strength our clients show in  persevering despite the obstacles they face, is a source of inspiration to us.”

Paula Renko

Chief Executive Officer

30 years in the legal industry and still as passionate as ever about helping clients, professionals and businesses achieve successful outcomes.

“I have a strong focus on our clients, not only do they deserve the best legal care, but they should also expect it! This is where my role is important, I need to ensure that the legal team supporting our clients are supported by the practice, this includes access to the most up to date resources, opportunities for professional growth and most of all job satisfaction. Our practice success is determined by our staff and our clients.”

Paula began her legal career at one of Australia’s top personal injury law firms, this is where she developed a real desire for assisting people in need. “I could see the value in providing an exceptional professional service to our clients, they are humans not just a file number. I realised early on in my career if we nurture that professional relationship, it benefits both the client and my role”. Paula continued to work across many areas of law as a senior paralegal and then moved into legal practice management roles leaning on her extensive administrative experience to develop; implement and manage business processes ensuring business growth in conjunction with the efficient and smooth functioning of legal practices.

Paula enjoys spending her downtime by the river with a good book.

Allyson Gagliardi

Legal Practice Director

Allyson has been practicing in family law for over 20 years, starting her Family Law career in 2003.   Throughout this time, Allyson has devoted her time to servicing family law clients, guiding them through some of life’s most difficult times.

Having experienced family separation as a teenager, this has enabled Allyson to empathise and support her clients on a true human 2 human level.

“I had felt and witnessed pain and fear at that time and found myself wanting to help others experiencing the pain and fear of family separation in a way that would mean, as a lawyer, I could bring them through that process as in-tact as possible.”

Allyson brings patience, tolerance, understanding and kindness in helping clients achieve their best outcomes and protect the best interests of their children.

Allyson holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (media and law) from Griffith University, and graduated the Legal Practice Course at the end of 2000, Bar Practice Course in February 2001.

Allyson is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate, allowing her to represent her clients in court.

 Allyson’s love extends to her fur-babies, who are often seen attending online zoom meetings with her clients.


Working closely with Family law clients since 2017, Nathan understands that for clients, navigating Family Law matters can be a highly emotional time.

“Being approachable and really listening to clients can make a difference in how a client emotionally manages their family law situation. Being in a relationship and having my own kids I can easily relate to clients. I have a very down to earth approach, I make it easier for clients to understand how we can best help them”.

After successfully completing his Bachelor of Law at Griffith University, Nathan decided to postpone his admission as a Lawyer and to continue to work as a Family Law Paralegal, maintaining his work life balance as a hands-on dad to his young family.

Outside of the office Nathan loves spending time on the weekends with his family and loves watching his favourite AFL team, the mighty Carlton Blues.


Bradley holds a strong passion for Advocacy and Family Law. Bradley’s journey in family law began in 2019 and progressed throughout his studies and completion of his Bachelor of Law from University of the Sunshine Coast. Working as a paralegal whilst studying, Bradley was able to build on his experience with opportunities to assist in various simple and complex financial settlement and parenting matters.

Driven by a desire to effect meaningful change, Bradley is committed to using his skills and education to assist clients throughout a particularly challenging time of their lives.

In his spare time, Bradley enjoys spending time with his family and friends and participating in community events such as Park Run.

What Our Clients Have To Say

Results focused outcomes so you can move on.

Allyson Gagliardi handled my family law matter and could not recommend her enough. She was highly professional, compassionate and efficient. Even though everything was done online and via phone- the process was seamless. Thank you so much again Allyson and the whole team.

Mitch T

It was such a blessing to have found Rockwell Family Law. The proactive approach made me feel confident that my case would be handled with care. They were always available for questions and gave me straightforward advice that could understand. Thank you.

Michael Jones

My sincere thanks to Allyson and the Rockwell Family Law team. Thank you for the timely and tailored advice each time that put my mind and stress at ease.

RFL Client

Why Choose Rockwell Family Law

Services we offer

Mediation success rate

98% success rate with outcomes within the range initially advised to the client.

Trials success rate

99% success rate with outcomes within the range advised to the client.

Exceptional Results

Get the right outcome for your life setup and structure.

Settle out of court

We offer a mediation first approach, and where possible, try to settle before court becomes a requirement.

Dignified Solutions

We understand the sensitive issues that come with Family Law, Estate Planning and more.

We’re here to help. Talk with us today.

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Urgent Go To Court Service

We also offer an urgent go to court service. We can do this more successfully than most family law firms because we offer a solicitor advocacy solution. If you are due in court soon and you haven’t filed your court documents or for any reason whatsoever, we can help you when it comes to preparing for your court event or hearing urgently and representing you at that hearing. Our staff are known to work all night in order to make this possible for people.

Solicitor Advocacy

With more than 20 years experience in solicitor advocacy, Allyson has been appearing in court advocating for her clients since 2001 and for family law clients, since 2003. She has conducted, successfully, many parenting and property trials and arbitrations.

A solicitor advocate, she can represent clients in a wider range of court events and courts than most solicitors. Rockwell Family Law is pleased to offer a Solicitor-Advocacy solution in many family law situations. This is a lower-cost option for people who cannot afford both a solicitor and a barrister to represent them at hearings. There is no loss of excellence of service or results. Each case will be judged on its facts and the evidence before the Court.

We’re here to help. Talk with us today.

Call our office on 1800 450 000 or get in touch for a free chat.

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