Eve Foster – Principal Solicitor and Owner
I am the Principal Solicitor of Foster Legal Lawyers, a law firm I created in 2017, born out of a desire to create a flexible working environment and in turn provide flexible legal services to my clients. I have extensive experience in the areas of Conveyancing and Property law, Commercial leasing and Commercial and Business Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration, and some Building and Construction law. I have a background in Consumer and Competition law and policy, having previously worked for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Consumer Affairs Victoria before I moved from the city to the country and into private practice.
Working in small law firms in a regional town has taught me how to think on my feet and opened my eyes to the wide range of problems clients can present with. Lawyers aren’t as easily accessible in rural and regional locations as they in the city so the variety of work is a lot higher. I love that in one day my clients include business owners, farmers, families, and developers to name a few. My passion is to ensure that legal services are accessible and understandable, no matter your profession, background, or legal needs.
As a parent myself, I understand the pressures of trying to fit everything into business hours or attend legal appointments in an office, and I aim to provide a service to my clients which allows for flexibility and remote access. With technological advancement and a 24-hour business environment evolving I believe it is crucial to provide legal services that work within these parameters. Even though I am based in Mansfield, in North East regional Victoria, I am very comfortable working with by email, phone, or video conference to provide legal advice and help you to resolve your issues or achieve your goals.
Kate Cusack – Legal Assistant
I am Eve Foster’s assistant at Foster Legal Lawyers, commencing with her in January 2020.
Prior to my big move to Mansfield in September 2019, I was a Real Estate Agent in Armadale, Victoria for 10 years. Working in real estate gave me a real appreciation for client’s privacy, something that is paramount in my role at Foster Legal Lawyers.
I am a very nurturing and empathetic person who thrives on helping clients through one of the biggest decisions they will ever make and doing whatever it takes to make the process stress-free for the client. The key is being a good listener and having attention to detail. No one is a number. Everyone has a name and everyone gets treated with the utmost respect.
Having been on both sides of a real estate transaction, as an agent and in my role with Foster Legal Lawyers, I certainly have a new appreciation for the work that goes into a real estate transaction from both sides. I was always a paper person, needing a diary and things printed in front of me. The Covid-19 lockdown taught me the ‘new way’. At Foster Legal Lawyers, we are able to, at the blink of an eye, easily and effortlessly maintain business as usual no matter the workspace location.
My move to Mansfield has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I quickly met great people, got a job working at Foster Legal Lawyers doing something that I love, and picked up a golf club, and attempted to get passionate about the game (I’m still working on the passionate bit!!!!!)
I look forward to helping you with your next move, wherever it may be!