Capelin Law North Sydney Collaborative Family Law Firm


Our Mission

At Capelin Law, we have set ourselves the goal of providing our clients with the best possible client experience every day. We utilise the latest in legal technology to deliver a faster and better client experience while offering certainty about legal fees with our affordable fixed fee prices.

The latest in legal tech

At Capelin Law we utilise the latest in legal technology to deliver a faster, more simplified way to manage financial separations and estate planning.

Compassionate Support

Capelin Lawyers offers a friendly and compassionate approach to guiding you through the challenges of separation or end-of-life planning, ensuring clarity and ease every step of the way.

Clear Advice

Our focus is on keeping families away from courts, where most of the time nobody really wins. It also lowers costs – financially and emotionally.

Capelin Law is a boutique law firm with a difference, located in North Sydney.

Our principal Andrew has a wealth of legal experience, with over 25 years experience in legal practice and business, having practised as a barrister for almost a decade.  Andrew is also a mediator and collaborative practitioner. 

At Capelin Law, Andrew and his team specialise in the following areas:


We approach every matter from the point of view of the best way towards a resolution, we aim to preserve your assets and relationships.


Our qualified team

Andrew Capelin the Capelin Law Principal. Collaborative Practice Lawyer.

Andrew Capelin

Principal Director

Andrew Capelin is the Principal of Capelin Law; he is a lawyer, mediator and collaborative practitioner with over 25 years of experience in legal practice and business. Capelin Law is built on the belief in making every effort to help people resolve their issues without using a court. This approach is faster, cheaper and less stressful. Therefore we believe it is just a better way of doing things.

Andrew practiced as a barrister for about 10 years which makes him very competent and confident in a courtroom! Ironically, Andrew now handles very few litigation matters these days, preferring to focus on helping families resolve their issues collaboratively.   

Consequently, Andrew finds collaborative practice to be a very fulfilling part of the work that he does and is passionate in his belief that it gives better outcomes for families. 

Andrew’s other passion is playing golf.

Kar Na Tan

Kar Na Tan


Kar Na is the Estate Planning Lawyer at Capelin Law. Kar Na’s career began in boutique law firms specialising in business and personal succession. Throughout the years, she has had the privilege of assisting numerous clients in navigating complex family circumstances and addressing their estate planning concerns. With more than a decade of experience working in Private Wealth Teams, Kar Na has developed a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in estate planning.

Kar Na’s expertise lies in making the estate planning journey a smooth and easy process for her clients. She understands the importance of crafting tailored solutions that align with individual needs, and she takes pride in delivering comprehensive strategies that provide peace of mind for the future.

Amy Mao

Senior Paralegal

Amy began her career in family law in 2022 after her own separation.

During this time, Amy gained broad experience across financial and parenting matters; specifically spouse maintenance and complex parenting matters.

Her philosophy is pragmatic, with a focus on helping her clients move forward with integrity.

Outside of work, Amy enjoys playdates with her 3 year old, medieval history and reformer pilates.

Anna Kristina Felichi Importante


Anna is a paralegal with a decade of experience in the legal field. She brings a unique blend of expertise and empathy to her role. Her background in nursing allows her to empathise deeply with clients, providing them with the support and understanding they need during difficult times.

Having lived in a blended family, she has intimate knowledge of the complexities of family dynamics, making her particularly skilled at navigating family law and estate planning matters.

In her free time, Anna likes to care for foster cats and explore new destinations through travel. These pursuits reflect her nurturing nature and adventurous spirit, which shine through in her dedication to her clients’ needs.

Ann Marie


Ann Marie is a paralegal and currently studying law with interests in family law as well as estate planning and administration.

At Capelin Law, she is often a first point of contact for new clients and existing clients.

In line with the Capelin Law’s mission of collaborative law, she keen to facilitate ease and simplicity in complex matters.

Outside of working and studying, Ann Marie likes open water swimming and spending time with her family.