In 2009, after an outstanding career as the sole founder, senior partner and director for 40 years of a large and successful law firm, Mr. Warren practised for a time as senior consultant exclusively in the areas of estate law, estate litigation and administration of estates. In 2016 he commenced practice as the head of the established and respected law firm of O’Brien Connors & Kennett, bringing with him his extensive experience in commercial litigation, estate law and litigation specialist and negotiator for agreements and dispute resolution.

He has been a leading solicitor in prosecuting and defending numerous cases and claims including those in estate litigation, commercial litigation and the ground- breaking case of Whitaker v Federal Commissioner of Taxation 98 ATC 4285.

Bob heads a team of talented and dedicated lawyers who specialise in various areas including Estate Law and Litigation, Property and Business Law, Commercial Litigation and Family Law, Wills and Estate Planning.

Now a resident of the Northern Beaches and a lover of its pristine waterways, Bob may also be found each weekend on his boat on the magnificent waters of Pittwater with Anne and Pebbles

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  • Contract negotiation and disputes
  • Commercial agreements and disputes
  • Civil litigation
  • Estate law including Elders’ law
  • Estate planning
  • Probate law
  • Wills
  • Appointments of Enduring Guardianship
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney

Now a resident of the Northern Beaches and a lover of its pristine waterways, Bob may also be found each weekend on his boat on the magnificent waters of Pittwater with Anne and Pebbles

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Special Counsel

Peter was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1977. After having practiced for two years, Peter joined O’Brien Connors & Kennett in 1979. Having grown up in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Peter considers himself a native of what is often referred to as God’s Country. On weekends, you might find him paddling his ski, or out in his beloved boat, enjoying the best of what this amazing part of the world has to offer…

Peter became a partner at O’Brien Connors & Kennett in 1981. He continues to provide expert advice as special counsel in a broad spectrum of legal areas including the following:

  • Purchase of property
  • Sale of property
  • Commercial leasing
  • Residential leasing
  • Company Law
  • Business contracts and negotiation
  • Franchising agreements
  • Finance and insurance law
  • Commercial disputes
  • Real estate developments and subdivisions

Although he may never admit it, Peter’s breadth and depth of property and commercial experience in many areas make him one of the leading practitioners in these fields on the Northern Beaches.

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Elizabeth Lyne

LLB Lawyer

Elizabeth joined the O’Brien Connors and Kennett Team in February 2020, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in Family Law. She has practiced in Family Law for many years, and is an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She specialises in conducting intake and joint mediation sessions with parties, drafting binding financial agreements, parenting plans and financial agreements for separating families, as well as advising across a range of problematic areas within  the Family Law field.

She understands the complexities of family law, and focuses on ensuring the best outcome for her client, through the emotional turmoil of separation. Elizabeth spends a great deal of her free time doing community and volunteer work and has a particular interest in supporting children having gained experience at the National Children and Youth Law Centre, Giant Steps for children with Autism and Wesley Mission.

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Edwin Nelson holds a Bachelor of Arts and Laws from Macquarie University. He was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in February 2018 and started working at O’Brien, Connors and Kennett in July 2018.

Edwin specialises in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Enduring Guardianships and Estate matters. He also has experience in the areas of mortgage law, asset protection and commercial litigation.

Edwin has also served on several company boards including U@MQ Pty Ltd, Macquarie University Academic Senate, Macquarie University Council and the Constitutional Standing Committee of the New South Wales Liberal Party. He also participated in the Australian University Debating Championships, the World University Debating Championships and the Australian Law Students Association Championships.

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Nicole Davis



Nicole gained her qualifications in New Zealand before moving across the ditch to sunny Australia in 2004. Her passion for people and property has led down a unique career path and she has worked in both legal and real estate industries in Queensland and New South Wales along with practising as an independent licensed conveyancer in Byron Bay before relocating to the beautiful Northern Beaches to join the team at O’Brien Connors and Kennett Lawyers.

Nicole embraces all property related matters and her breadth of experience in real estate and conveyancing matters is coupled with her dedication to ensure her clients are fully informed and confident through every step of the purchase or sale process.

Nicole enjoys exploring the many beaches and nature reserves that the Northern Beaches have to offer in between perusing the real estate sections of the local papers.

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Holly Brewster



Holly initially qualified as a lawyer in the UK in 2002 and after relocating to Sydney was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 2004. Her legal experience is diverse and international in focus, including banking and insolvency litigation, commercial contracts, intellectual property law, civil litigation and family law.

Holly has worked in a large London firm, mid-tier Sydney firms and smaller local firms. Her background in corporate and commercial law, as well as having owned and run her own business, means that she brings commerciality to her practice, applying the law in a practical way to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Holly thrives on problem solving and loves to help her clients find a legally and commercially sound solution to any issue.

For several years, Holly worked as a music educator and community orchestra conductor. She plays viola in the Northern Beaches Orchestra, fiddle in a bluegrass band and can often be found jamming with local musicians. Her other favourite thing to do is go camping off the beaten track with her kids, and feel the grass between her toes.

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We would like to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our clients is our highest priority.

Yours Sincerely,

The Team,
O’Brien Connors & Kennett Solicitors