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 Mete

Barristers' Clerk

Dee joins Parnell’s Barristers from her previous role as a senior legal assistant with over 9 years’ experience in the legal field. Whilst undergoing her Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice, Dee found criminal law to be one of her most intriguing subjects further driving her passion for a fair and just society. Dee is a passionate, caring, and empathetic individual who understands the pressures of what can be an often high-demanding legal industry. Diligent and reliable, Dee enthusiastically strives on providing the best results for her team with optimism.

Sharon Noorman

Sharon Noorman

Finance Manager

Sharon has worked in the legal industry as a personal assistant and paralegal for more than 20 years and has vast experience in Executive Administration. 

Over those years, Sharon has worked for top tier law firms, Tony Hargreaves & Partners (Doyle’s Guide 2020 Preeminent Defence Law Firm), DLA Piper and Cornwalls. She has also worked at the Victorian Bar and as a barrister’s clerk.

Sharon has a sincere and approachable work ethic and is a highly regarded PA and organiser, with a multitude of skills in the legal industry. The many years of experience has created a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the working environment for barristers and solicitors in the legal industry where care, compassion and understanding are paramount.

Sharon has acquired many skills and talents throughout her tenures and is an engaging and caring person. Being considerate and understanding in what sometimes can be a stressful environment, Sharon manages to address issues in a measured and evolving manner, whilst remaining appreciative and understanding of working capabilities and people’s own personal situations.

Sarah McNabb

Sarah McNabb

Administration Clerk

Prior to joining the Parnell’s team, Sarah worked at Foley’s List. She has extensive experience in customer service roles, both in and out of the legal profession, and brings a positive attitude and compassion to her work and life.

Sarah is a lover of all animals and has previously been a crew member of Sea Shepherd, travelling to Antarctica and The Galapagos Islands. She loves riding her bike, seeking out the best vegan snacks, hiking and camping in beautiful places, and going on long walks with her dog.

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, watching her beloved Saints play or soaking up the sun with her greyhound, Kelly.

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Reception / Admin

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.

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