Local Chick… Pamela Cominos from Bronte
Bronte’s Pamela Cominos is the founding principal of Cominos Family Lawyers, a specialist divorce and separation legal practice. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…
How long have you lived here? I have always lived in the Eastern Suburbs and for the past few years I have lived in Bronte.
Why do you live here? Bronte is breathtaking. I live here because it feels like one permanent holiday. I have a fairly busy work schedule and find living here makes me feel calm and happy. Bronte has super friendly people and great coffee.
What’s your favourite beach? Bronte Beach of course. It has the best of both worlds – sand and grass!
What’s your favourite eatery? I love Bronte Belo. They have the best nachos in the East.
Where do you like to have a drink? One of my favourite places on a Friday night is the Charo Hotel. It’s relaxed and the cocktails are always great.
Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Everything. The scenery is spectacular, the vibe is chilled and friendly, and there’s great shopping as well.
Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? Not much really, except for the parking restrictions around Bondi Junction.
Do you have a favourite sporting team? Not really. I suppose the Roosters and the Sydney Swans, but only because my son loves them.
What music are you into at the moment? Throughout my life I have had an interest in all kinds of music, from classical to funk. These days I love Buddha Radio, it’s very easy to listen to.
Who is your favourite person? I have lots of favourite people in my life, but the one person who I love to hang out with is my partner JK; he is interesting, kind and super supportive.
What do you get up to on the weekends? My weekends always involve some kind of physical activity. Usually it’s training at City Gym or pilates at Yoga Synergy. I also take my dog Honey for a walk and stop at a trendy café for a piccolo.
What do you do for work? I’m a lawyer. Since 2011 I’ve been operating Cominos Family Lawyers, a boutique legal practice that specialises in divorce and separation, children’s matters, family violence and property. We have grown from one lawyer to four specialist family lawyers, two para-legals and an office and IT manager. We’re all dedicated to providing services that protect, empower and offer the best representation possible.
What’s your favourite thing about work? I love my work. I live to empower and support people when times are challenging and big decisions need to be made. I love law and enjoy strategy and advocating for my clients. I’m passionate about protecting children and ensuring they are kept away from conflict, and I always try to add value and make a positive contribution to their lives.
Do you have a favourite quote? “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? My words of wisdom are simply to choose to live as authentically as possible. Life is too short to be putting up with situations that don’t make you happy, so find your truth, live it and have fun.