Who we are

Pieter Brueghel

Adam van Kempen

Adam is the principal of the firm and graduated with honours from Southern Cross University School of Law & Justice with a Bachelor of Laws. His early years were spent living on the Far North Coast of NSW and, after completing his high schooling in Brisbane and Sydney, he trained as a chef operating restaurants and catering businesses in Sydney before working as the Executive Chef at a 5 star hotel in China. In 2002 Adam merged his extensive first hand small business experience with a law career when he returned with his family to live in the Northern Rivers.

Adam’s membership of the boards of SPRUNG!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc., and Byron Writers Festival shows his strong commitment to the local community.


Lauren Donnellon

Lauren is Senior Associate with BvK and graduated from Southern Cross University School of Law & Justice with a Bachelor of Laws. Lauren originally hails from the countryside in South West New South Wales, however having lived in the Northern Rivers since 2002, she could perhaps now be called a committed local.   Apart from a year spent working and living in the UK, and some time-out for several other overseas travelling stints over the years, Lauren has been with BvK since the start of her career in 2006.  Lauren specialises in commercial agreements, wills and estates and conveyancing matters.

Sue Rado (van Kempen)

Sue works with BVK 3 days a week during which time she plays the role of office manager, graphic & web designer and marketing & advertising person. Sue comes from a background in art and in her other part-time life she has returned, after many years, to the world of art photography. If this interests you have a look here.

During her working life Sue has fulfilled administrative and creative roles in many large and small companies in Australia, the UK, and Hungary. She returned to Australia in 2013 after living for 15 years in Budapest where she gained further experience with international businesses and became fluent in Hungarian.

*Pieter Brueghel the Younger