Coastal Laweyrs Central Coast family lawyers

Meet the team

Coastal Lawyers was founded by a former prosecutor and former police officer with over 20 years combined experienced in the law and investigations.

We are trauma informed and provide not only the legal advice but the emotional support to guide our clients through some of the most stressful times in their lives. 


Kristal Naividi

Kristal Naividi

Principal Lawyer / Founder

Kristal is the owner and founder of Coastal Lawyers.

Having worked for 13 years with NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) Kristal  has a strong background in criminal prosecutions. Kristal worked extensively in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW. Kristal is currently undertaking her Masters Degree in Family Law. 

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 is a compassionate and understanding family lawyer. Kristal is passionate about encouraging her clients to avoid expensive litigation by settling their parenting and property matters outside of court.

“Our primary focus at Coastal Lawyers is the incredible families that we guide through the separation process and assisting them to preserve their co-parenting relationship, for the sake of their beautiful children”- Kristal

Kristal is a member of the Legal Aid panels for all criminal law matters, domestic violence, children’s court and family law.

Growing up in public housing herself, Kristal has a strong understanding of the difficulties faced by individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and is passionate about presenting the best case for her clients and guiding them through the legal maze. You can read more about Kristal’s upbringing here 


  • Admitted as a solicitor in the NSW Supreme Court and High Court of Australia.
  • Principal of a Legal Practice 
  • Master of Laws (Family Law) – ongoing- 2022
  • Graduate Certificate in Criminal Practice
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Diploma in Law


  • 2022- Nominee for Terrigal Women of the Year
  • 2021- Finalist as the Women’s Mentor of the Year 
  • 2021- Finalist as Outstanding Business Person of the Year.  


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Luke Naividi

Luke 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

• Masters Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Sarah Dawes

Sarah Dawes

Practice Manager

Sarah is was originally a diploma educated child care teacher for over 19 years. A job which she loved.

After having 3 beautiful children and working with her husband’s successful building company, Sarah decided on a career change.

Sarah studied a Certificate 3 in Business Administration and we were lucky enough to encourage Sarah to come and work with Coastal Lawyers.

Sarah keeps us organised and makes our clients feel at ease with her kind and approachable nature. Sarah also makes sure that the Coastal Lawyers office is always smelling of the most wonderful essential oils.


  • Certificate III in Business Administration 
  • Certificate in Legal Services 

Jayne Tayler

Jayne Tayler



In a former life, Jayne was a beauty therapist and owned her own business. She then decided to pursue her dream of studying law and commenced a Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University. After lots of hard work, grit and determination Jayne realised her lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer.

 Jayne brings a wealth of life experience and always has a way of making coastal clients feel very much at ease at court during the most stressful times in their lives.

Jayne has had success in obtaining a number of clients non convictions in the Local Court and is passionate about Local Court advocacy. 

Jayne is also enjoying undertaking her Masters in Family Law through the College of Law, another area that she is very passionate about. 


  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia
  •  Justice of the Peace
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Master of Laws (Family Law) – ongoing 2023 

Jayne was extremely informative and understanding, she took her time explaining things to me. She made me feel comfortable and at ease in an overwhelming situation.“- Client Review 

“I found Jayne to be very helpful and professional”- Client Review