More than 45 legal professionals have contributed to By Lawyers’ Australian publications, all helping to ensure content is updated regularly to reflect changes in legislation, practice and procedure.
Our subscribers can be confident that they have ready access to the latest and most practical commentary on the law and that they are working with the latest precedents and forms.
EDITOR IN CHIEF, BY LAWYERS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, BY LAWYERS
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: email@example.com
MANAGING DIRECTOR, BY LAWYERS
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 NSW, Practice Management, 101 Succession Answers NSW and 101 Subpoena Answers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR EDITOR, BY LAWYERS, 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 Superannuation, Joint Ventures and Sale and Purchase of Business.
GENERAL MANAGER GLOBAL CONTENT, BY LAWYERS
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).
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 SA, Personal Property Securities, Retirement Villages NSW, Immigration and Security of Payments NSW. Email: email@example.com
LAWYER, 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 Superannuation, Wills, Estates and Litigation.
LAWYER, BY LAWYERS – AUSTRALIA
John has completed the LPAB after previous qualifications in surveying and teaching. He has a deep love for the English language and working as an editor at By Lawyers has enabled him to intensify this connection. Publications he has edited include Family Law, Employment Law and Conveyancing.
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.
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. Publications contributed to include Family Law.
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 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. She has contributed to the VIC court publications.
Peter Breen is a defamation and media lawyer and a former member of the Legislative Council of the New South Wales Parliament. He practices on the north coast of New South Wales and is the author of several books. Publications he has contributed to include Defamation and Protecting Reputation.
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 Criminal, Intervention Orders and Traffic Offences VIC.
SOLICITOR, THE SMALL BUSINESS LAWYER
For over 20 years Lauren O’Brien has worked exclusively in commercial and property law. Lauren always approaches matters with a commercial as well as a legal perspective. Publications she has contributed to include Leases (QLD).
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.
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.
PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR, MAINSTONE LAWYERS
A former police prosecutor, Steve completed a Bachelor of Laws degree at University of Western Sydney and, after three years working as a solicitor in a Sydney law firm, in 2005 established his sole practice, practising in criminal, administrative and coronial law and District and Supreme courts litigation. Publications he has contributed to include Criminal NSW.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bruce Ryrie B.A. LLB, LLM, notary public and Accredited Specialist (Family Law and Advocacy) was for many years a sole practitioner, partner and consultant in suburban legal practices and also a Local Court arbitrator, Supreme Court costs assessor, and family law arbitrator and mediator. Publications he has contributed to include 101 Costs Answers, Retirement Villages (NSW) and Family Law.
CEO & SENIOR LAWYER, YOU LEGAL
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 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.
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 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 Insolvency – Bankruptcy of Individuals and Insolvency – Company Liquidation.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
ASSOCIATE, MENDELAWITZ MORTON
Mitchell advises small to large businesses on commercial enterprise – negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts and commercial agreements; corporate and trust structuring; estate planning including business succession planning and complex wills. Publications he’s contributed to include Sale and Purchase of Business WA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 includeConveyancing and Property NSW.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 includethe Courts in QLD.
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. He has contributed to the QLD courts publications.
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.
Patricia is a highly experienced barrister practising in the area of Family Law. Publications she’s contributed to include Family Law.
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 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.
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.
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.
LIQUIDATOR & 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 court publications.
Judge Alan Troy
DISTRICT COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Judge Alan Troy of the District Court of Western Australia was born in England and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wales in 1988. In 1990 he was called to the Bar of England and Wales. Judge Troy practised at the Bar in South Wales, predominantly defending criminal cases, until March 2002 when he relocated to Western Australia, taking up a position at the Commonwealth DPP. In 2005 he moved to the State DPP, where he was a senior state prosecutor until February 2010. He then commenced practice as a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers. Judge Troy has a strong interest in the history of advocacy, particularly in criminal law. His Honour’s article Improving written submissions appears in all By Lawyers litigation guides.