Name: Ursula Hogben
Key Focus: Business and Commercial, Franchising, Employment
Experience: Hogben Group, Baker & McKenzie, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Summary: Ursula has 15 years experience with an international law firm, investment bank and boutique legal practice. Ursula assists growing and established businesses with day to day matters and major growth steps, including dealing with corporations, banks and investors. Ursula provides senior legal experience, commercial judgement and practical advice.
Name: Lara Crocker
Key Focus: Property, Leasing, Commercial, Insolvency
Experience: Crocker & Co Lawyers, Maddocks, Voitin Lawyers
Summary: Lara draws on over 7 years of experience working as a lawyer for boutique and top tier commercial law firms. Lara specialises in Property, Leasing, Commercial and Insolvency matters.
Name: Sydney Birchall
Key Focus: IP, IT and Media, Cleantech, Business and Commercial
Experience: Freehills, Optim Legal
Summary: Sydney worked at one of Australia’s leading law firms, Freehills, for 5 years. He spent 4 years in the IP litigation team. After leaving Freehills, Sydney became a foundation lawyer at Optim Legal for 3 years. During that time, he expanded his practice to include general commercial advice and litigation, while maintaining his special interest in IP litigation.
Name: Helen Kay
Key Focus: Leasing, Business and Commercial, Contracts
Experience: Freehills (Herbert Smith Freehills), Allens, Cobbetts LLP
Summary: Helen is a highly accomplished solicitor with over 14 years’ experience working within top tier commercial law firms in both the UK and Western Australia.
She is admitted in 3 jurisdictions and, as well as working for many years in private practice, also worked in-house for an international property developer.
Helen has extensive experience in commercial leasing, business sales and purchases, commercial property and commercial contracts.
Name: Richard Kempe
Key Focus: Wills and Estates
Experience: Richard Kempe Solicitor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Champion Legal
Summary: Richard is an experienced Wills and Estates lawyer. He has had extensive experience in the design, drafting and review of complex legal Estate Planning documents including modern Wills (frequently incorporating flexible discretionary testamentary trusts), Enduring Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardianship across all Australian jurisdictions, Family Trust Deeds, Business Succession Agreements, Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Trust Deeds, Family Loan Agreements and Title Transfer documents.
Name: Michael Bennett
Key Focus: Tax, Business and Commercial
Experience: Michael Bennett Barrister, SBN Lawyers, University of NSW-Lecturer in Tax Law
Summary: Michael is a barrister who specialises in tax, business and commercial law. He has an extensive knowledge of tax law and can advise on trust structures, general business structures and general commercial legal issues.
Name: Jacqui Pryor
Key Focus: Intellectual Property (Trademarks)
Experience: Mark My Words Trademark Services
Summary: Jacqui is the director of Mark My Words Trademark Services Pty Ltd. Jacqui has 14 years of experience in Australian and International trademark matters and holds a graduate certificate in Trade Mark Law & Practice. She aims to provide affordable, friendly and reliable services in connection with trademark protection.
Note – Jacqui is a trademark consultant, not a lawyer.