Introducing our Clerks

Focus. Specialisation. Care.

Our primary responsibilities are to provide day to day professional management for Barristers including administrative, financial and professional career support.

Matt Parnell

Matt Parnell

Senior Barristers' Clerk

Matt Parnell is a highly regarded and well respected Barristers’ Clerk at the Victorian Bar. His name is synonymous with first class clerking and his advice and experience has cultivated the advance of many barrister’s careers. 

His engagement with his barristers and relationships with his peers and members of the legal fraternity, have bolstered his reputation in a relentless and challenging criminal law environment.

Matt’s insight and knowledge has been created and has evolved over many years. For those reasons, this approach has cemented his reputation in the clerking industry. His strategic and creative opportunities bolster a barrister’s ability to provide the best advice and representation. Matt understands that the fluidity of a clerk’s ability ensures that he can provide the very best care and creates opportunities to barristers.

Matt is an approachable and caring person who gives full attention to a barrister’s career and understands the stressful and often tumultuous factors that can impact it.

When you brief a barrister who has had these opportunities under Matt’s guidance, you can feel confident that he has helped forge the perfect barrister for your brief.

Stacey Guyett

Stacey Guyett

Barristers' Clerk

Stacey is an experienced barristers’ clerk and has a long history working in the legal industry, including managing teams within high profile law firms. Her friendly and approachable nature has always been warmly received by her colleagues and clients.

Passionate about wellbeing and professional development, she is always looking to connect with solicitors and barristers to enhance and develop their careers.

Stacey’s unique expertise in developing legal professionals is supported by her qualifications as a Mindset Coach and an accredited NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Trainer. She is able to provide fundamental assistance to legal professionals and make a real lasting change in their life and business.

Hailing from the South West, Stacey has a real connection with regional Victoria and local communities.

Dee Mantarro

Barristers' Clerk

Dee’s transition to Parnell’s Barristers stems from her role as a senior legal assistant, where she amassed an impressive 9 years of experience within the legal realm. Throughout her journey, her pursuit of an Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice illuminated her affinity for criminal law, igniting a fervent dedication to the cause of justice within society.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Dee’s character shines as passionate, compassionate, and deeply empathetic. She carries an acute understanding of the pressures intrinsic to the often demanding legal landscape. Her diligence and reliability stand as pillars of her professional persona, underpinned by an unwavering commitment to securing optimal outcomes for her team. Infused with an undying optimism, Dee radiates enthusiasm as she navigates her role.

Sharon Noorman

Sharon Noorman

CFO/Office Manager

Sharon brings over 25 years of dedicated experience in the legal industry, having held roles ranging from personal assistant to paralegal. Her expertise extends into the realm of Executive Administration, where her skills shine brightly.

Throughout her career, Sharon has excelled in her roles, notably as the Commercial Dispute Resolution Team Co-Ordinator at renowned law firms DLA Piper (Alumni) and Cornwalls (Alumni). Additionally, she has contributed her talents at the Victorian Bar and as a barrister’s clerk.

With a genuine and approachable work ethic, Sharon stands as a highly esteemed PA and organizer, equipped with a diverse skill set in the legal field. Her extensive tenure has cultivated a deep well of knowledge and insight into the nuanced working environment for barristers and solicitors. Within this context, she places a premium on qualities such as care, compassion, and understanding.

Sharon’s professional journey has honed a range of skills and talents, making her an engaging and empathetic individual. In settings that can often be demanding, she navigates challenges with a composed and evolving approach. Her ability to recognize and respect individual capacities, as well as personal circumstances, underscores her considerate nature.

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Finance Assistant

Jesse brings to Parnell’s a wealth of customer service experience, having worked more than fifteen years in various roles across multiple industries – the past six of those being in a managerial capacity. She possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills and prides herself on approaching everything with a positive and cheerful attitude.

Jesse has an affinity for animals and is currently completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies as a pathway to fulfilling her dream of becoming a veterinary assistant. She also loves the arts – visual and film in particular – and enjoys fine food and wine when the occasion calls for it.

Jesse is eager to expand upon her knowledge of the legal industry and looks forward to working with the team at Parnell’s in helping to foster a welcoming and inclusive workplace.

Sarah McNabb

Sarah McNabb

Administration Clerk

Before becoming a valued member of the Parnell’s team, Sarah has accumulated extensive experience in the clerking industry over the course of many years. Her background is steeped in customer service, spanning both legal and non-legal domains. This unique blend of experience infuses her work and personal life with an unwaveringly positive demeanour and genuine compassion.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Sarah’s heart beats for the animal kingdom, making her an avid animal lover. Her dedication led her to serve as a crew member of Sea Shepherd, a role that took her on incredible journeys to destinations like Antarctica and The Galapagos Islands.

Embracing her adventurous spirit, Sarah finds joy in various activities. Whether it’s pedalling through scenic routes on her bike, discovering the finest vegan snacks, embarking on hikes and camping escapades in picturesque landscapes, or enjoying leisurely strolls with her canine companion, her zest for life shines through.

Brooke Trumble

Brooke Trumble

Reception / Admin

Brooke joins us from a strong legal background. Having spent most of her childhood following her parents through courtrooms, Brooke developed the same love and passion for the legal industry.

Brooke has extensive customer service experience, and joins Parnell’s with over 4 years of legal administration and reception experience.

Brooke is an avid animal lover, and joins Sarah in seeking out the best vegan food in Melbourne. When not at work, Brooke can be found chasing her twins around or watching her beloved Saints play.

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