Coastal Lawyers was founded by a former prosecutor and former police officer with over 20 years combined experience investigating serious crime and misconduct.
Principal Lawyer / Founder
Kristal worked for 13 years with NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and has a strong background in criminal prosecutions. Kristal worked extensively in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW.
As a criminal prosecutor, Kristal represented the crown in a range of complex and high profile cases. These included murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, serious assault, dangerous driving, break and enters and multi million dollar frauds. Her time as a prosecutor set a solid foundation as a criminal defence lawyer.
Kristal’s time as a prosecutor including her years of experience with victims of crime particularly domestic violence set a solid foundation as a family lawyer.
Kristal is passionate about presenting the best case for her clients and guiding them through the legal maze.
- Master of Laws (Criminal Practice) – 2021
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- Diploma in Law
- Admitted as a solicitor in the NSW Supreme Court and High Court of Australia.
“I started Coastal Lawyers to bring simple, accessible and reliable legal advice to the Central Coast”
– Kristal Naividi
Luke works behind the scenes at Coastal Lawyers and is available if you need ‘urgent’ advice after-hours or on weekends.
With a background in general duties policing and having spent a decade investigating allegations of misconduct within a large government agency, Luke knows his way around a brief of evidence.
Luke is a Central Coast boy through and through having grown up at Umina Beach.
• Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
• Diploma in Law
• Bachelor of Arts
• Associate Degree in Policing Practices