Authors

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Guy Dawson
Guy Dawson

Editor in Chief, By Lawyers - Global

A general practice lawyer for 50 years, Guy is also widely experienced in business and the co-founder of By Lawyers Global Publishing. As the original author of many By Lawyers publications, Guy is one of the most widely read legal authors in Australia and he maintains an active oversight of all By Lawyers publications. Guy’s extensive legal and commercial experience is reflected in the practical, client-oriented focus that is the hallmark of By Lawyers. Email: gdawson@bylawyers.com.au

Guy Dawson
Guy Dawson

Editor in Chief, By Lawyers - Global

A general practice lawyer for 50 years, Guy is also widely experienced in business and the co-founder of By Lawyers Global Publishing. As the original author of many By Lawyers publications, Guy is one of the most widely read legal authors in Australia and he maintains an active oversight of all By Lawyers publications. Guy’s extensive legal and commercial experience is reflected in the practical, client-oriented focus that is the hallmark of By Lawyers. Email: gdawson@bylawyers.com.au

Danni Larney
Danni Larney

Chief Operating Officer, By Lawyers - Global

Danni developed her substantial management and communications skills in merchant banking and journalism, before co-founding By Lawyers Global Publishing. Apart from being a ground-breaking online publisher she is also the author of many By Lawyers publications. Danni holds a Masters in Business Administration and has managed busy legal practices for many years – an experience which drives her desire to make the practice of law more enjoyable for practitioners in small firms. Email: dlarney@bylawyers.com.au 

Danni Larney
Danni Larney

Chief Operating Officer, By Lawyers - Global

Danni developed her substantial management and communications skills in merchant banking and journalism, before co-founding By Lawyers Global Publishing. Apart from being a ground-breaking online publisher she is also the author of many By Lawyers publications. Danni holds a Masters in Business Administration and has managed busy legal practices for many years – an experience which drives her desire to make the practice of law more enjoyable for practitioners in small firms. Email: dlarney@bylawyers.com.au 

Brad Watts
Brad Watts

Managing Director, By Lawyers - Australia

Admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1994, Brad completed a corporate management traineeship before more than 20 years in private and government legal practice, including as a partner, director and consultant. Having been a contributing author for 10 years, Brad joined By Lawyers full time in January 2018, bringing a wealth of knowledge and an empathetic, practical approach to assisting By Lawyers’ subscribers. Publications he has contributed to include Local Court Criminal NSWPractice Management101 Succession Answers NSW and 101 Subpoena Answers.

Brad Watts
Brad Watts

Managing Director, By Lawyers - Australia

Admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1994, Brad completed a corporate management traineeship before more than 20 years in private and government legal practice, including as a partner, director and consultant. Having been a contributing author for 10 years, Brad joined By Lawyers full time in January 2018, bringing a wealth of knowledge and an empathetic, practical approach to assisting By Lawyers’ subscribers. Publications he has contributed to include Local Court Criminal NSWPractice Management101 Succession Answers NSW and 101 Subpoena Answers.

Paul Kean
Paul Kean

Senior Editor, By Lawyers - Global and Special Counsel, MCW Legal

With over 20 years experience as a commercial lawyer including as a partner, Paul specialises in franchise systems and dispute resolution. By Lawyers publications he has contributed to include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and SuperannuationJoint Ventures and Sale and Purchase of Business.

Paul Kean
Paul Kean

Senior Editor, By Lawyers - Global and Special Counsel, MCW Legal

With over 20 years experience as a commercial lawyer including as a partner, Paul specialises in franchise systems and dispute resolution. By Lawyers publications he has contributed to include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and SuperannuationJoint Ventures and Sale and Purchase of Business.

Kate Eason
Kate Eason

General Manager Content, By Lawyers - Global

Kate has extensive practical experience as a licensed conveyancer and property lawyer in general practice and was Client Relations Manager at By Lawyers Australia before taking on her current global role. Kate is passionate about delivering industry leading content for small law firms. Her current focus is By Lawyers publications in the UK. Publications she has contributed to include Conveyancing in all states of Australia, Mortgages, Leases and the reference manual 1001 Conveyancing Answers (NSW).

Kate Eason
Kate Eason

General Manager Content, By Lawyers - Global

Kate has extensive practical experience as a licensed conveyancer and property lawyer in general practice and was Client Relations Manager at By Lawyers Australia before taking on her current global role. Kate is passionate about delivering industry leading content for small law firms. Her current focus is By Lawyers publications in the UK. Publications she has contributed to include Conveyancing in all states of Australia, Mortgages, Leases and the reference manual 1001 Conveyancing Answers (NSW).

Paul Maher
Paul Maher

General Manager, By Lawyers – Australia

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2012, Paul’s prior experience working in small law firms helps him to bring a practical focus to his writing and management role at By Lawyers, allowing him to empathise with the issues affecting practising lawyers in small firms across Australia. Paul is focused on the needs of the profession and is passionate about making the practice of law more enjoyable for legal practitioners and support staff. Publications Paul has contributed to include Conveyancing NSW, VIC, QLD and SAPersonal Property SecuritiesRetirement Villages NSWImmigration and Security of Payments NSW.

Paul Maher
Paul Maher

General Manager, By Lawyers – Australia

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2012, Paul’s prior experience working in small law firms helps him to bring a practical focus to his writing and management role at By Lawyers, allowing him to empathise with the issues affecting practising lawyers in small firms across Australia. Paul is focused on the needs of the profession and is passionate about making the practice of law more enjoyable for legal practitioners and support staff. Publications Paul has contributed to include Conveyancing NSW, VIC, QLD and SAPersonal Property SecuritiesRetirement Villages NSWImmigration and Security of Payments NSW.

Doug Dawson
Doug Dawson

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Before joining the By Lawyers team Doug practised as a litigation, commercial and property lawyer in the ACT. Highly client focused and commercial, Doug now works with content in By Lawyers publications including Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and SuperannuationWills, Estates and Litigation. Publications he has contributed to include Wills and Estates ACTPowers of Attorney ACT and NSW and Litigation NSW and VIC.

Doug Dawson
Doug Dawson

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Before joining the By Lawyers team Doug practised as a litigation, commercial and property lawyer in the ACT. Highly client focused and commercial, Doug now works with content in By Lawyers publications including Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and SuperannuationWills, Estates and Litigation. Publications he has contributed to include Wills and Estates ACTPowers of Attorney ACT and NSW and Litigation NSW and VIC.

Russell Cocks
Russell Cocks

Principal, Local Lawyers and Consultant, By Lawyers - Australia

Russell is a renowned lawyer, specialising in all aspects of property law and conveyancing. He authored the Law Institute of Victoria’s Ethics Handbook, writes a monthly Property Law column in the Law Institute Journal and is the principal Victorian author for By Lawyers. He is a co-author with Guy Dawson of the By Lawyers Contract of Sale of Land and the main author of By Lawyers popular 1001 Conveyancing Answers reference manual. Other publications he has contributed to include Conveyancing, Leases, Mortgages, 1001 Conveyancing Answers VIC, 1001 Section 32 Answers and 1001 Section 27 Answers.

Russell Cocks
Russell Cocks

Principal, Local Lawyers and Consultant, By Lawyers - Australia

Russell is a renowned lawyer, specialising in all aspects of property law and conveyancing. He authored the Law Institute of Victoria’s Ethics Handbook, writes a monthly Property Law column in the Law Institute Journal and is the principal Victorian author for By Lawyers. He is a co-author with Guy Dawson of the By Lawyers Contract of Sale of Land and the main author of By Lawyers popular 1001 Conveyancing Answers reference manual. Other publications he has contributed to include Conveyancing, Leases, Mortgages, 1001 Conveyancing Answers VIC, 1001 Section 32 Answers and 1001 Section 27 Answers.

Michelle McIntyre
Michelle McIntyre

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Michelle brings her expertise as an editor and web content developer to the By Lawyers online publications. Michelle spent several years as a Hansard reporter in federal and state parliaments. A Masters of Technology (Internet and Web Computing) took her in a new direction, working in roles ranging from systems architect to general web site developer before editing legal content at By Lawyers. Publications she has edited include Wills and Powers, Estates and Neighbourhood Disputes.

Michelle McIntyre
Michelle McIntyre

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Michelle brings her expertise as an editor and web content developer to the By Lawyers online publications. Michelle spent several years as a Hansard reporter in federal and state parliaments. A Masters of Technology (Internet and Web Computing) took her in a new direction, working in roles ranging from systems architect to general web site developer before editing legal content at By Lawyers. Publications she has edited include Wills and Powers, Estates and Neighbourhood Disputes.

Avril Cauchi
Avril Cauchi

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

With a background in psychological research and a Masters in Business Administration, Avril is experienced in legal content development, legal research and technical writing. She is passionate about providing law firms with the online resources necessary to make the practice of law a little easier. Publications she has edited include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation, Joint Ventures and Practice Management.

Avril Cauchi
Avril Cauchi

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

With a background in psychological research and a Masters in Business Administration, Avril is experienced in legal content development, legal research and technical writing. She is passionate about providing law firms with the online resources necessary to make the practice of law a little easier. Publications she has edited include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation, Joint Ventures and Practice Management.

John Newbury
John Newbury

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

John finished his surveying degree in 1986 and chose instead to become a teacher. After twenty years of teaching maths and IT to high school students, he qualified as a copy editor. He has a deep love for the English language and working as an editor at By Lawyers has enabled him to intensify this connection. He has completed the LPAB and hopes to soon be admitted as a solicitor in NSW. Publications he has edited include Family Law, Employment Law and Conveyancing.

John Newbury
John Newbury

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

John finished his surveying degree in 1986 and chose instead to become a teacher. After twenty years of teaching maths and IT to high school students, he qualified as a copy editor. He has a deep love for the English language and working as an editor at By Lawyers has enabled him to intensify this connection. He has completed the LPAB and hopes to soon be admitted as a solicitor in NSW. Publications he has edited include Family Law, Employment Law and Conveyancing.

Angus Dawson
Angus Dawson

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Having gained many years’ experience as the managing editor of various magazine publications, Angus has a strong appreciation of the need for publishers to innovate in digital spaces to deliver content that is highly valuable to subscribers. With a keen focus on connecting client feedback to effective editorial strategy, Angus is supporting the growth of By Lawyers publications in the UK, a market that will greatly benefit from By Lawyers proven legal guides.

Angus Dawson
Angus Dawson

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Having gained many years’ experience as the managing editor of various magazine publications, Angus has a strong appreciation of the need for publishers to innovate in digital spaces to deliver content that is highly valuable to subscribers. With a keen focus on connecting client feedback to effective editorial strategy, Angus is supporting the growth of By Lawyers publications in the UK, a market that will greatly benefit from By Lawyers proven legal guides.

Kate Van Eimeren
Kate Van Eimeren

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Kate originally trained as a legal bookkeeper before becoming a legal secretary for over 10 years, initially in litigation and then residential and business conveyancing. Ready for a new challenge she moved into the finance sector before a break for family, after which she joined By Lawyers where she relishes the opportunity to combine her legal experience with her love of the written word. Publications she has edited include Conveyancing, Business and Franchise and 101 Succession Answers.

Kate Van Eimeren
Kate Van Eimeren

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Kate originally trained as a legal bookkeeper before becoming a legal secretary for over 10 years, initially in litigation and then residential and business conveyancing. Ready for a new challenge she moved into the finance sector before a break for family, after which she joined By Lawyers where she relishes the opportunity to combine her legal experience with her love of the written word. Publications she has edited include Conveyancing, Business and Franchise and 101 Succession Answers.

Rose Askew
Rose Askew

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Rose completed her HSC in 2017 and was awarded dux for her efforts. She was a welcome addition to the By Lawyers team in January 2018 as a junior law clerk, assisting the teams with research, quality review and minor editing tasks. Rose’s areas of professional interest include litigation and advocacy, family law, and the application of law internationally.

Rose Askew
Rose Askew

Editor, By Lawyers - Australia

Rose completed her HSC in 2017 and was awarded dux for her efforts. She was a welcome addition to the By Lawyers team in January 2018 as a junior law clerk, assisting the teams with research, quality review and minor editing tasks. Rose’s areas of professional interest include litigation and advocacy, family law, and the application of law internationally.

Keleigh Robinson
Keleigh Robinson

Lawyer, Carew Counsel

Keleigh, an experienced, widely regarded family law specialist, holds a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law). She has been Chair of the LIV Junior Family Lawyers Committee and a member of the LIV Family Law Executive and the Maintenance and Property Committees. She volunteers at the Women’s Legal Service and the Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre. Publications contributed to include Family Law.

Keleigh Robinson
Keleigh Robinson

Lawyer, Carew Counsel

Keleigh, an experienced, widely regarded family law specialist, holds a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law). She has been Chair of the LIV Junior Family Lawyers Committee and a member of the LIV Family Law Executive and the Maintenance and Property Committees. She volunteers at the Women’s Legal Service and the Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre. Publications contributed to include Family Law.

Roz Curnow
Roz Curnow

Lawyer, Rosslyn Nolch Lawyers

Roz is CEO & Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. She also lectures in the law and is actively engaged in succession law review whilst running her own general practice. Publications she’s contributed to include Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Guardianships VIC.

Roz Curnow
Roz Curnow

Lawyer, Rosslyn Nolch Lawyers

Roz is CEO & Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. She also lectures in the law and is actively engaged in succession law review whilst running her own general practice. Publications she’s contributed to include Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Guardianships VIC.

Nawaar Hassan
Nawaar Hassan

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Nawaar practises primarily in commercial and administrative law, with particular expertise in insurance, contractual, superannuation and product liability litigation. She does volunteer work for three legal services. Publications she’s contributed to include the Courts VIC.

Nawaar Hassan
Nawaar Hassan

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Nawaar practises primarily in commercial and administrative law, with particular expertise in insurance, contractual, superannuation and product liability litigation. She does volunteer work for three legal services. Publications she’s contributed to include the Courts VIC.

Donna Cooper
Donna Cooper

Ethics Consultant

Donna Cooper is an ethics lawyer with boutique law firm, ‘ethics4lawyers’. Donna was admitted in 2004 and worked in both private practice and in government before moving to the Law Institute of Victoria as head of the Ethics Department for 10 years. Donna was also the Secretary to the LIV Ethics Committee, Ethics Liaison Group and Ethics Guidelines Review Sub-Committee. Donna maintains a keen interest in property law and is a current member of the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee. Publications she has contributed to include Wills and Estates VIC.

Donna Cooper
Donna Cooper

Ethics Consultant

Donna Cooper is an ethics lawyer with boutique law firm, ‘ethics4lawyers’. Donna was admitted in 2004 and worked in both private practice and in government before moving to the Law Institute of Victoria as head of the Ethics Department for 10 years. Donna was also the Secretary to the LIV Ethics Committee, Ethics Liaison Group and Ethics Guidelines Review Sub-Committee. Donna maintains a keen interest in property law and is a current member of the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee. Publications she has contributed to include Wills and Estates VIC.

Simone Tatas
Simone Tatas

Barrister

Simone was called to the Victorian Bar in 2018, accepting briefs in criminal and administrative law matters. Previously Simone was a Federal prosecutor at CDPP and a Senior Lawyer at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission. Publications she has contributed to include CriminalIntervention Orders and Traffic Offences VIC.

Simone Tatas
Simone Tatas

Barrister

Simone was called to the Victorian Bar in 2018, accepting briefs in criminal and administrative law matters. Previously Simone was a Federal prosecutor at CDPP and a Senior Lawyer at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission. Publications she has contributed to include CriminalIntervention Orders and Traffic Offences VIC.

Brad Petley
Brad Petley

Lawyer, Acumen Lawyers

Brad specialises in employment, industrial relations and safety law. He brings a unique blend of investigative and legal skills to his workplace investigations, having previously worked as a decorated police officer. Publications he’s contributed to include Employment Law.

Brad Petley
Brad Petley

Lawyer, Acumen Lawyers

Brad specialises in employment, industrial relations and safety law. He brings a unique blend of investigative and legal skills to his workplace investigations, having previously worked as a decorated police officer. Publications he’s contributed to include Employment Law.

Marcia Jarvis
Marcia Jarvis

Director, Jarvis Nixon Legal

Marcia Jarvis is director of Jarvis Nixon Legal. Marcia worked for several years as a senior lawyer with the Public Trustee of WA, and with several commercial law firms. She is highly experienced in civil litigation - particularly trusts, estates, family provision claims. Publications she has contributed to include Estates WA.

Marcia Jarvis
Marcia Jarvis

Director, Jarvis Nixon Legal

Marcia Jarvis is director of Jarvis Nixon Legal. Marcia worked for several years as a senior lawyer with the Public Trustee of WA, and with several commercial law firms. She is highly experienced in civil litigation - particularly trusts, estates, family provision claims. Publications she has contributed to include Estates WA.

Emily Nixon
Emily Nixon

Director, Jarvis Nixon Legal

Emily Nixon is director of Jarvis Nixon Legal in Western Australia. With more than 12 years experience, including with the Public Trustee of WA, Emily has considerable experience in conducting complex trust and estate litigation matters in the Supreme Court. Publications she has contributed to include Estates WA.

Emily Nixon
Emily Nixon

Director, Jarvis Nixon Legal

Emily Nixon is director of Jarvis Nixon Legal in Western Australia. With more than 12 years experience, including with the Public Trustee of WA, Emily has considerable experience in conducting complex trust and estate litigation matters in the Supreme Court. Publications she has contributed to include Estates WA.

Kim Rickards
Kim Rickards

Lawyer, Rickards Whiteley Lawyers

Kim specialises in civil litigation and more particularly professional negligence claims. With over 34 years experience, Kim is well respected in the industry. Kim is also a passionate adviser, supporter and volunteer to local sports and recreation clubs. Publications he’s contributed to include Injuries NSW.

Kim Rickards
Kim Rickards

Lawyer, Rickards Whiteley Lawyers

Kim specialises in civil litigation and more particularly professional negligence claims. With over 34 years experience, Kim is well respected in the industry. Kim is also a passionate adviser, supporter and volunteer to local sports and recreation clubs. Publications he’s contributed to include Injuries NSW.

Amir Awad
Amir Awad

Partner, Zouki Lawyers

Amir is a lawyer and registered migration agent with extensive experience in complex immigration law matters. He has provided legal assistance and advice in jurisdictions including the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court. Publications he’s contributed to include Immigration.

Amir Awad
Amir Awad

Partner, Zouki Lawyers

Amir is a lawyer and registered migration agent with extensive experience in complex immigration law matters. He has provided legal assistance and advice in jurisdictions including the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court. Publications he’s contributed to include Immigration.

Sarah Bartholomeusz
Sarah Bartholomeusz

CEO & Senior Lawyer

Sarah is the founder of You Legal. She has an active practice in corporate and commercial law. She has over 10 years of experience as a lawyer including providing complex, high level legal & corporate governance support to ASX listed companies. Publications she’s contributed to include Conveyancing SA.

Sarah Bartholomeusz
Sarah Bartholomeusz

CEO & Senior Lawyer

Sarah is the founder of You Legal. She has an active practice in corporate and commercial law. She has over 10 years of experience as a lawyer including providing complex, high level legal & corporate governance support to ASX listed companies. Publications she’s contributed to include Conveyancing SA.

Michelle Lember
Michelle Lember

Lawyer, Lawyer’d

Michelle has over 10 years experience in family law, business structuring, franchising, intellectual property, and conveyancing and property. Publications she’s contributed to include Conveyancing and Property, Business and Franchise, Trade Marks for Business QLD.

Michelle Lember
Michelle Lember

Lawyer, Lawyer’d

Michelle has over 10 years experience in family law, business structuring, franchising, intellectual property, and conveyancing and property. Publications she’s contributed to include Conveyancing and Property, Business and Franchise, Trade Marks for Business QLD.

Josephine Battiste
Josephine Battiste

Barrister, Mitchell Chambers

Jo is a member of the SA Bar and practices in a wide variety of law including criminal, commercial, administrative and personal injury. She enjoys teaching at the University of Adelaide and has a special interest in legal research. Publications she has contributed to include Criminal SA, Traffic SA and Intervention Orders SA.

Josephine Battiste
Josephine Battiste

Barrister, Mitchell Chambers

Jo is a member of the SA Bar and practices in a wide variety of law including criminal, commercial, administrative and personal injury. She enjoys teaching at the University of Adelaide and has a special interest in legal research. Publications she has contributed to include Criminal SA, Traffic SA and Intervention Orders SA.

Michael Murray
Michael Murray

LAWYER, WRITER

Michael has 30 years experience in Australia as an insolvency lawyer, academic and author. He writes through Murrays Legal Commentary, is the co-author of Keay’s Insolvency, and is a Visiting Fellow at QUT Faculty of Law and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Publications he has contributed to include Bankruptcy.

Michael Murray
Michael Murray

LAWYER, WRITER

Michael has 30 years experience in Australia as an insolvency lawyer, academic and author. He writes through Murrays Legal Commentary, is the co-author of Keay’s Insolvency, and is a Visiting Fellow at QUT Faculty of Law and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Publications he has contributed to include Bankruptcy.

Prof. Phillip Hamilton
Prof. Phillip Hamilton

Lawyer and Notary

Over 40 years experience in areas such as commercial, property, wills, deceased estates and family provision claims, Phillip is a fervent proponent and teacher of plain language drafting. Publications he’s contributed to include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation, Business and Franchise, and the Courts VIC.

Prof. Phillip Hamilton
Prof. Phillip Hamilton

Lawyer and Notary

Over 40 years experience in areas such as commercial, property, wills, deceased estates and family provision claims, Phillip is a fervent proponent and teacher of plain language drafting. Publications he’s contributed to include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation, Business and Franchise, and the Courts VIC.

Carolyn Williams
Carolyn Williams

Lawyer, Lember and Williams

Carolyn has over 25 years in legal practice. While her experience in managing disputes extends across jurisdictions, Carolyn is passionate about employment and industrial relations law. Publications she’s contributed to include Wills, Estates and Family Provision Claims QLD.

Carolyn Williams
Carolyn Williams

Lawyer, Lember and Williams

Carolyn has over 25 years in legal practice. While her experience in managing disputes extends across jurisdictions, Carolyn is passionate about employment and industrial relations law. Publications she’s contributed to include Wills, Estates and Family Provision Claims QLD.

Carolyn McKeon
Carolyn McKeon

Barrister

Carolyn was called to the Bar in mid 2014 and is currently Prosecutor (Counsel) at Queensland Police Service. She represents Queensland and Australia in netball. She has contributed to the QLD court publications.

Carolyn McKeon
Carolyn McKeon

Barrister

Carolyn was called to the Bar in mid 2014 and is currently Prosecutor (Counsel) at Queensland Police Service. She represents Queensland and Australia in netball. She has contributed to the QLD court publications.

Greg Vale
Greg Vale

Lawyer, Vale Legal

Greg is an accredited specialist in business and personal tax and a regular speaker on taxation, estate planning, superannuation and business structuring for legal and accounting groups. Publications he’s contributed to include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation.

Greg Vale
Greg Vale

Lawyer, Vale Legal

Greg is an accredited specialist in business and personal tax and a regular speaker on taxation, estate planning, superannuation and business structuring for legal and accounting groups. Publications he’s contributed to include Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation.

Robyn Harper
Robyn Harper

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Robyn is now a Crown Prosecutor, previously a busy barrister practising in a variety of jurisdictions. Publications she’s contributed to include Criminal VIC.

Robyn Harper
Robyn Harper

Barrister, Victorian Bar

Robyn is now a Crown Prosecutor, previously a busy barrister practising in a variety of jurisdictions. Publications she’s contributed to include Criminal VIC.

Mitchell Orman
Mitchell Orman

Associate, Mendelawitz Morton

Mitchell advises small to large businesses in all aspects of commercial enterprise – negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts and commercial agreements; corporate and trust structuring and re-structuring; and estate planning including business succession planning and complex wills. Publications he’s contributed to include Sale and Purchase of Business WA.

Mitchell Orman
Mitchell Orman

Associate, Mendelawitz Morton

Mitchell advises small to large businesses in all aspects of commercial enterprise – negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts and commercial agreements; corporate and trust structuring and re-structuring; and estate planning including business succession planning and complex wills. Publications he’s contributed to include Sale and Purchase of Business WA.

Anthony Abrahams
Anthony Abrahams

LAWYER

Anthony Abrahams, lawyer and former Wallaby, worked with Clifford Chance in their offices in Paris, Sydney, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His primary speciality was in the areas of property and construction. He has contributed to a number of By Lawyers publications including Security of Payments NSW, Trade Marks and Practice Management.

Anthony Abrahams
Anthony Abrahams

LAWYER

Anthony Abrahams, lawyer and former Wallaby, worked with Clifford Chance in their offices in Paris, Sydney, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His primary speciality was in the areas of property and construction. He has contributed to a number of By Lawyers publications including Security of Payments NSW, Trade Marks and Practice Management.

Naomi Gearon
Naomi Gearon

Legal Practitioner Director

Naomi worked in top tier environments in the Northern Territory and Western Australia before commencing her own Queensland practice. With years of experience in in-house positions in the oil and gas industry, Naomi also has a wealth of corporate law and commercial knowledge. Publications she’s contributed to include Conveyancing WA.

Naomi Gearon
Naomi Gearon

Legal Practitioner Director

Naomi worked in top tier environments in the Northern Territory and Western Australia before commencing her own Queensland practice. With years of experience in in-house positions in the oil and gas industry, Naomi also has a wealth of corporate law and commercial knowledge. Publications she’s contributed to include Conveyancing WA.

Philip Massey
Philip Massey

Barrister

Admitted as a lawyer in 1988, Philip was called to the Bar in 1999. He has brought to the Local Court Criminal publication the benefit of his wide experience in criminal law and practice. Publications he’s contributed to include Criminal (Local Court) NSW.

Philip Massey
Philip Massey

Barrister

Admitted as a lawyer in 1988, Philip was called to the Bar in 1999. He has brought to the Local Court Criminal publication the benefit of his wide experience in criminal law and practice. Publications he’s contributed to include Criminal (Local Court) NSW.

Cameron Belshaw
Cameron Belshaw

Lawyer, Our Lawyers

Cameron is a general practitioner working with clients in conveyancing, business, family law, wills, and estate planning. Publications he’s contributed to include Conveyancing and Property NSW.

Cameron Belshaw
Cameron Belshaw

Lawyer, Our Lawyers

Cameron is a general practitioner working with clients in conveyancing, business, family law, wills, and estate planning. Publications he’s contributed to include Conveyancing and Property NSW.

Michael Moloney
Michael Moloney

Lawyer, Our Lawyers

As a lawyer Michael has practised extensively in the areas of civil litigation, commercial transactions and disputes. Publications he’s contributed to include Conveyancing and Property NSW.

Michael Moloney
Michael Moloney

Lawyer, Our Lawyers

As a lawyer Michael has practised extensively in the areas of civil litigation, commercial transactions and disputes. Publications he’s contributed to include Conveyancing and Property NSW.

Dean Churilov
Dean Churilov

Barrister

Dean was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2006 and called to the Bar in 2011. Before coming to the bar he ran a successful appellate practice specialising in TAC and WorkCover matters. He continues his busy practice in the area of personal injury law. Publications he’s contributed to include Transport Accident Claims VIC.

Dean Churilov
Dean Churilov

Barrister

Dean was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2006 and called to the Bar in 2011. Before coming to the bar he ran a successful appellate practice specialising in TAC and WorkCover matters. He continues his busy practice in the area of personal injury law. Publications he’s contributed to include Transport Accident Claims VIC.

Norman Ayoub
Norman Ayoub

Principal, Ayoub Lawyers

Norman was admitted to practice in 1996 and gained specialist accreditation in personal injury law in 2006. He has lived and practised both in NSW and in Victoria. Publications he’s contributed to include Transport Accident Claims VIC.

Norman Ayoub
Norman Ayoub

Principal, Ayoub Lawyers

Norman was admitted to practice in 1996 and gained specialist accreditation in personal injury law in 2006. He has lived and practised both in NSW and in Victoria. Publications he’s contributed to include Transport Accident Claims VIC.

Christine Smyth
Christine Smyth

Lawyer, Robbins Watson Lawyers

Christine is an Accredited Specialist Succession Law and a Council Member of the QLD Law Society. She represents clients in all aspects of inheritance law. Publications she’s contributed to include Family Provision Claims QLD.

Christine Smyth
Christine Smyth

Lawyer, Robbins Watson Lawyers

Christine is an Accredited Specialist Succession Law and a Council Member of the QLD Law Society. She represents clients in all aspects of inheritance law. Publications she’s contributed to include Family Provision Claims QLD.

Peta Murphy
Peta Murphy

Team Leader, Victorian Law Reform Commission

Peta has appeared in all Victorian jurisdictions and is an experienced court advocate. More recently she has worked as Senior Public Defender for Victoria Legal Aid. She has an interest in human rights. Publications she’s contributed to include Criminal VIC.

Peta Murphy
Peta Murphy

Team Leader, Victorian Law Reform Commission

Peta has appeared in all Victorian jurisdictions and is an experienced court advocate. More recently she has worked as Senior Public Defender for Victoria Legal Aid. She has an interest in human rights. Publications she’s contributed to include Criminal VIC.

James McNab
James McNab

Barrister

James practises mainly in criminal law and personal injury. He is a regular book reviewer for the Bar Association of Queensland Journal and has tutored in law and ethics. Publications he’s contributed to include the Courts in QLD.

James McNab
James McNab

Barrister

James practises mainly in criminal law and personal injury. He is a regular book reviewer for the Bar Association of Queensland Journal and has tutored in law and ethics. Publications he’s contributed to include the Courts in QLD.

Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper

Lawyer, Cooper Malloy Legal

Evan has many years of experience in general practice and is responsible for criminal and litigation departments in his firm. He appears regularly in QLD, NSW and VIC courts. Publications he’s contributed to include the Courts in QLD.

Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper

Lawyer, Cooper Malloy Legal

Evan has many years of experience in general practice and is responsible for criminal and litigation departments in his firm. He appears regularly in QLD, NSW and VIC courts. Publications he’s contributed to include the Courts in QLD.

Deborah Awysio
Deborah Awysio

Lawyer, DA Family Lawyers

Deborah is a very experienced Accredited Family Law Specialist and independent children’s lawyer. She is also the immediate past President of the Family Law Practitioners Association. Publications she’s contributed to include Family Law.

Deborah Awysio
Deborah Awysio

Lawyer, DA Family Lawyers

Deborah is a very experienced Accredited Family Law Specialist and independent children’s lawyer. She is also the immediate past President of the Family Law Practitioners Association. Publications she’s contributed to include Family Law.

Trish Hanna
Trish Hanna

Barrister

Patricia is a highly experienced barrister practising in the area of Family Law. Publications she’s contributed to include Family Law.

Trish Hanna
Trish Hanna

Barrister

Patricia is a highly experienced barrister practising in the area of Family Law. Publications she’s contributed to include Family Law.

Glenys Owen
Glenys Owen

Principal, Swift Lawyers

Glenys Owen is a lawyer and town planner, with interests in community and social justice. She is a member of the QLS Property Law Committee. Publications she’s contributed to include Neighbourhood Disputes QLD.

Glenys Owen
Glenys Owen

Principal, Swift Lawyers

Glenys Owen is a lawyer and town planner, with interests in community and social justice. She is a member of the QLS Property Law Committee. Publications she’s contributed to include Neighbourhood Disputes QLD.

Bronwyn Fraser
Bronwyn Fraser

Lawyer

Bronwyn Fraser was admitted in 1983 and has worked in a number of regional firms. She has a keen interest in wills, powers, health directives, estates and succession planning. Publications she’s contributed to include Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives QLD.

Bronwyn Fraser
Bronwyn Fraser

Lawyer

Bronwyn Fraser was admitted in 1983 and has worked in a number of regional firms. She has a keen interest in wills, powers, health directives, estates and succession planning. Publications she’s contributed to include Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives QLD.

Kelly Godfrey
Kelly Godfrey

Lawyer & Notary Public

Kelly has a Masters of Law degree and a Masters of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney, and is the Industrial Law and Relations Section editor of the Australian Business Law Review. Publications she’s contributed to include Employment Law.

Kelly Godfrey
Kelly Godfrey

Lawyer & Notary Public

Kelly has a Masters of Law degree and a Masters of Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney, and is the Industrial Law and Relations Section editor of the Australian Business Law Review. Publications she’s contributed to include Employment Law.

Simon Libbis
Simon Libbis

Lawyer, Subdivision Lawyers

Simon is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law and was awarded the LIV President’s Award in 2003. Simon was more recently Executive Director of the National Electronic Conveyancing Office. Publications he’s contributed to include ConveyanceWorks VIC.

Simon Libbis
Simon Libbis

Lawyer, Subdivision Lawyers

Simon is an Accredited Specialist in Property Law and was awarded the LIV President’s Award in 2003. Simon was more recently Executive Director of the National Electronic Conveyancing Office. Publications he’s contributed to include ConveyanceWorks VIC.

Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer

Liquidator and Trustee

Chris has in excess of 32 years experience in business recovery, reconstruction and insolvency and has handled many complex and high profile administrations. Publications he’s contributed to include Insolvency.

Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer

Liquidator and Trustee

Chris has in excess of 32 years experience in business recovery, reconstruction and insolvency and has handled many complex and high profile administrations. Publications he’s contributed to include Insolvency.

Paul Gibney
Paul Gibney

Lawyer, Gibney and Gunson

Paul is a lawyer practising in Albury with over 30 years experience in NSW and Victorian property law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Business Law and Accredited Specialist in Property Law. Publications he’s contributed to include 1001 Conveyancing Answers NSW.

Paul Gibney
Paul Gibney

Lawyer, Gibney and Gunson

Paul is a lawyer practising in Albury with over 30 years experience in NSW and Victorian property law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Business Law and Accredited Specialist in Property Law. Publications he’s contributed to include 1001 Conveyancing Answers NSW.

Sebastian Hill
Sebastian Hill

Lawyer, Boylan Lawyers

Sebastian’s interest is in protecting clients’ rights in disputed estates, family separation and commercial agreements. He is interested in business systems, technology and cooking. Publications he’s contributed to include Magistrates Court SA, Conveyancing SA.

Sebastian Hill
Sebastian Hill

Lawyer, Boylan Lawyers

Sebastian’s interest is in protecting clients’ rights in disputed estates, family separation and commercial agreements. He is interested in business systems, technology and cooking. Publications he’s contributed to include Magistrates Court SA, Conveyancing SA.

Kelly Ey
Kelly Ey

Lawyer, Fab Law

Kelly Ey is a sole practitioner specialising in franchising and business law. She has practised with large commercial Adelaide law firms since 1993. Publications she’s contributed to include Business and Franchise, Sale and Purchase (SA).

Kelly Ey
Kelly Ey

Lawyer, Fab Law

Kelly Ey is a sole practitioner specialising in franchising and business law. She has practised with large commercial Adelaide law firms since 1993. Publications she’s contributed to include Business and Franchise, Sale and Purchase (SA).

Tim Tierney
Tim Tierney

Lawyer, Tierney Law

Tim was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1982 and practises primarily in property, rural and elder law. He received the TAS Law Society President’s Award for Service to the Profession in 2010. Publications he’s contributed to include Conveyancing TAS.

Tim Tierney
Tim Tierney

Lawyer, Tierney Law

Tim was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1982 and practises primarily in property, rural and elder law. He received the TAS Law Society President’s Award for Service to the Profession in 2010. Publications he’s contributed to include Conveyancing TAS.

Malcolm Heath
Malcolm Heath

Legal Risk Manager, LawCover

Malcolm advises professional legal firms on practice management issues and client/staff relationships. This advice covers practice performance, profitability and risk management. Publications he’s contributed to include Small Law Firm Practice Management Guide.

Malcolm Heath
Malcolm Heath

Legal Risk Manager, LawCover

Malcolm advises professional legal firms on practice management issues and client/staff relationships. This advice covers practice performance, profitability and risk management. Publications he’s contributed to include Small Law Firm Practice Management Guide.

Robert Gowenlock
Robert Gowenlock

Barrister

Bob is a barrister and former part-time lecturer in Practice and Procedure at the University of Technology, Sydney. His area of practice includes property, trusts, wills and estates, negligence, insurance and personal injury, bankruptcy and equity. He has contributed to the NSW courts publications.

Robert Gowenlock
Robert Gowenlock

Barrister

Bob is a barrister and former part-time lecturer in Practice and Procedure at the University of Technology, Sydney. His area of practice includes property, trusts, wills and estates, negligence, insurance and personal injury, bankruptcy and equity. He has contributed to the NSW courts publications.