About Us

Based in Western Australia, we have your local, national and international legal needs covered. We provide local solutions on a regional scale.

Marnus Smalberger

Marnus is the Director of Fort Knox Legal, practising exclusively in the areas of Wills, estate planning and deceased estate administration.

Marnus is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and speaks English and Afrikaans fluently. He holds a Master of Laws majoring in Wills and Estates.


Lizette Reis

Lizette has 20 years of experience as prosecutor and magistrate, and practice in the area of commercial litigation. Her other interests include criminal law, construction contracts and immigration law. She is focused on achieving cost effective and positive solutions for her clients.


Andreus van der Vyver

Andreus holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business. After completing his university studies, Andreus obtained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from The College of Law and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 2018.

During his studies, Andreus was employed as a law clerk in a family law firm, as well as volunteering at a community legal centre and private practice.


Brian Barrett

Brian is responsible for maintaining and developing our client-business relationships. He takes a proactive approach to determine client needs, expectations and issues, and acts as the liason between the client and the practice.

Brian also manages our debt collection department collecting outstanding money on behalf of businesses and individuals.


Colleen Zietsman

Colleen manages the office and is the legal assistant to the Director. Having had almost 18 years in the role of Legal Assistant and Paralegal, Colleen brings with her a good knowledge of the legal environment.


Deirdre Riley

Deirdre joined Fort Knox Legal in April 2015 as our in-house accountant. Deirdre's position entails managing the accounting functions within the practice.

Deirdre is a qualified Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and brings with her a wealth of experience having worked predominantly within the legal and accounting environments for over 28 years.

We are in excellent hands with the business acumen, loyalty and enthusiasm she provides.


Jessica McCarthy

Jessica is responsible for providing secretarial and administrative support. As our Receptionist, she is the first point of contact with all our clients.



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