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Our lawyers come from Australia’s largest law firms and senior in-house roles, and have achieved international recognition for their expertise. All of them share a common goal of providing first-class, individualised service to clients free of the constraints of a conventional firm.

Consulting Principals

Mark has 30 years’ experience in the areas of insolvency, commercial disputes and litigation.  He has acted for many of Australia’s largest organisations, including listed companies, banks, large private companies, and government bodies both at the State and Commonwealth level. Mark has also represented a wide variety of Australia’s insolvency practitioners in corporate and bankruptcy insolvency matters. Prior to joining Keypoint, Mark was a senior partner at DibbsBarker.
Grace is an accomplished family lawyer, with over 25 years' experience.  She has been a partner at Tress Cox and Swaab Attorneys, and has joined Keypoint from well-known specialist family law firm McDonell Milne Toltz where she was a partner for 12 years.  Grace has extensive experience across all aspects of family law, including property and parenting; and she also acts in family provisions claims.  Grace is a member of the Family Law section of the Law Council of Australia.                    
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Philip has been a Consulting Principal with Keypoint Law since its Australian inception in May 2014.  He is an experienced intellectual property and technology lawyer, who has repeatedly been listed by Euromoney’s Best of the Best as one of the top IP lawyers in the world.  Philip is a former partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, where he was head of the firm’s acclaimed Intellectual Property & Technology Group.
Neil is an experienced lawyer and registered migration agent with expertise in immigration, commercial, and government/administrative law matters. Prior to joining Keypoint, Neil was a Consultant at Kemp Strang Lawyers (now Thomson Geer). Neil has held senior legal roles with the Department of Home Affairs managing the Government's immigration litigation case load, including its High Court test caseload, and heading its internal immigration advisings area dealing with difficult cases.
Roland is a commercial litigation and construction specialist with over 25 years’ experience. He brings a strategic and pragmatic approach to his work, focusing on achieving favourable commercial outcomes for his clients. Roland has a strong private practice background, having held several senior roles at mid-tier and boutique firms, including partner at Norton Gledhill (now Piper Alderman), partner at Mills Oakley, and principal at Macpherson + Kelley.
Rod has over 30 years’ experience in consumer and business law, and specialises in wealth protection, business succession and personal estate planning.  He has been a director of numerous companies and NFPs, with clients also benefitting from Rod’s first hand commercial experience.  Rod is author of the acclaimed text ‘Understanding Wills and Estate Planning”.  
Michael is an experienced lawyer with expertise in estate and superannuation planning, probate, and commercial law.  Michael was a former partner at both Blakes (now Ashurst) and Atanaskovic Hartnell, a former Director at Macquarie Corporate Finance, and has also held senior roles in both the Commonwealth and NSW governments.
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Trina established Keypoint’s Family Law practice in Australia and has specialised in family law for more than 20 years. Trina holds a Masters degree in Applied Law (Family Law) from The College of Law, Sydney; is experienced across all property and parenting aspects and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Previously Trina was a partner in a boutique Sydney firm and she then operated a sole practice, Francis Lawyers, while volunteering with a community legal centre. Qualifications:
Rupert has over 18 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, and joined Keypoint from national firm Turner Freeman where he was a partner and head of the Commercial Litigation division. Earlier in his career, Rupert worked at Citigroup as legal counsel for its stockbroking arm Citi Smith Barney. Rupert’s practice covers a broad spectrum of disputes, including those involving contracts, corporations law, competition and consumer law, and bankruptcy; with an additional sub-specialisation in the health and financial services sectors.
Vaughan is an experienced lawyer focusing on insolvency, corporate restructures and commercial litigation. He has acted for companies, lenders and banks in a broad range of litigious matters and is the trusted adviser of many of Melbourne’s leading insolvency practitioners. Prior to joining Keypoint, Vaughan was a partner in a boutique Melbourne law firm, and before that, senior associate at Mills Oakley. Separate to insolvency and commercial litigation, Vaughan has expertise in defamation law.
James is a corporate M&A lawyer with over 20 years’ experience gained in top-tier law firms and in-house.  He acts on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate and commercial transactions. James is a former partner of Baker McKenzie, and prior to that, was Corporate Counsel at Singtel Optus.
Iain is a corporate and commercial lawyer with diverse expertise across a range of industries including oil and gas, infrastructure, ports stevedoring and logistics, manufacturing, distribution, IT and telecommunications.  He is admitted to practise as a solicitor in Australia, the UK and South Africa with over 19 years' legal experience in commercial, project driven environments.  Iain is accustomed to managing internal and outsourced relationships with a flexible, innovative and dynamic approach attuned to the commercial drivers of the business.
Wendy has more than 25 years’ experience specialising in restructuring and insolvency. She works with insolvency practitioners, directors and companies dealing with actual and potential financial stress in a broad range of industries. She has particular expertise in retail, building and construction, insurance and financial services. Prior to joining Keypoint, Wendy was a partner at DibbsBarker.
Phil is a transaction lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in funds, corporate finance, structured finance and corporate law matters in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Korea. Prior to joining Keypoint, Phil held roles at Colin Biggers, Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) and PwC in Sydney; Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Japan; and was Group General Counsel of real estate investment and fund management firm in Japan. 
Douglas has 22 years' experience advising businesses on a broad range of commercial matters and transactions, with a particular focus on Australian companies looking to export or expand into the UK, and in supporting UK government export initiatives into the Australasian market. Douglas is dual qualified in both jurisdictions. Prior to joining Keypoint, Douglas was a Consultant with Kemp Strang (now Thomson Geer) and before that, was a Co-Principal of a boutique corporate and commercial law firm. Douglas originally trained in London with commercial and banking practice Wilde & Partners.
Allan is an experienced banking and finance lawyer.  His finance expertise includes corporate lending, asset-based finance, project and acquisition finance, securities including the Personal Property Securities Act, as well as international trade finance and treasury (ISDA) transactions.  For a number of years, Allan was Head of Legal in Australia for the major French bank Société Générale. Subsequently Allan was in private practice with one of Sydney’s oldest firms, Pigott Stinson.   
Michelle is one of the leading estate planning practitioners in New South Wales.  With an extensive litigation and commercial background, she now practises exclusively in the area of estate planning, including wills incorporating sophisticated testamentary trusts, superannuation, trusts, binding financial agreements, probate and administration.
Julie is a dual French and Australian qualified lawyer with extensive experience advising Australian and foreign corporations on their investments and operations in Australia and the Pacific region, including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Prior to joining Keypoint, Julie was the Managing Director of Brisbane-based Océanie Lawyers, and before that, was a partner at Holding Redlich. Earlier in her career, Julie was a lawyer with Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). 
Michael is a commercial and insurance lawyer with over 20 years’ in practice. He provides his clients with a “whole of business” perspective, bringing together aspects of law as diverse as international trade, insurance, contract negotiation, corporate governance and consumer regulation. Michael’s practice has an international focus. Many of his clients are either Australian businesses that operate around the world, or foreign businesses trading in Australia.
Paul is a highly regarded intellectual property, technology and entertainment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. He has been a partner at several law firms and has had significant in-house experience on secondments to client legal teams.
Warwick specialises in corporate law, managed funds, financial services regulation and equity capital markets, including capital raisings and ASX listings, corporate restructuring, listed and unlisted managed investment schemes, real estate investment trusts (REITS), the regulation and conduct of financial markets and mergers and acquisitions of businesses. Prior to joining Keypoint, Warwick was a partner at Allens Arthur Robinson, DLA Piper and Mills Oakley for over 18 years.
Penny has over 25 years’ experience in insolvency law and commercial dispute resolution, including as partner of leading law firms, and as General Counsel of a Victorian Government Department.  Penny acts for a diverse range of clients, from large multi-nationals to family owned businesses.  Her approach is to work collaboratively with clients and other members of the legal profession, wherever possible, to achieve creative and cost effective solutions to legal disputes. 
Doug is a corporate and commercial law specialist with over 30 years’ experience acting for a broad range of clients, including private and public companies and Government bodies. Prior to joining Keypoint, Doug was an Executive Director of EY, and before that, was a partner at leading firms Gadens, Piper Alderman and Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). 
Monica is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates Law in New South Wales, with 23 years’ experience guiding clients through the full spectrum of estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation issues. With a particular focus on estate litigation, Monica has demonstrated a strong track record of successfully resolving matters on favourable terms, and has extensive experience conducting high profile litigation and mediations.
Michael is a commercial litigator and insolvency lawyer who has joined Keypoint from Kemp Strang Lawyers, where he was a partner for 8 years. Michael is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation and his expertise in insolvency law was recognised by his recent inclusion in Best Lawyers in Australia 2017 for Insolvency and Reorganisation Law.
Gary is one of Australia’s leading government and constitutional lawyers.  He advises Government on complex policy implementation, ‘litigation-proof’ decision-making, and on defending decisions being challenged.  He also acts for the private sector on dealings with Government.  Gary has held senior positions in Government including as Chief Counsel with the Cth Dept. of Human Services, and has been a partner with two major law firms.  He has been included in the Best Lawyers listings every year since their inception. 
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Adeline is an accomplished estate planning and elder law solicitor with extensive experience developing comprehensive and practical estate plans that suit the individual circumstances of her clients. Prior to joining Keypoint Law as a Consulting Principal, Adeline was a Senior Associate in the Wills and Estates team of a large prominent suburban firm.
Suzy is an intellectual property, commercial contracts and technology specialist with over 16 years private practice experience. She acts for clients across a range of industries including finance, fast-moving consumer goods, technology, advertising, manufacturing, gaming and fashion.  A dual-practicing English and Australian lawyer experienced at cross-border matters, Suzy’s clients are drawn from the UK, Europe, Australia and the US and include tech startups, SMEs and global brand owners.  
Shana has over 20 years' experience as an employment and industrial lawyer. She began her career as a barrister in South Africa. She has a Masters in Law from Cambridge University, and was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Harmers Workplace Lawyers. She is an experienced litigator in the employment arena and is the trusted advisor for all employment related matters for her corporate and government clients.
Lora is a corporate and commercial lawyer with 15 years’ experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, major infrastructure and ICT projects, commercial contracts and government services. She also advises private and public companies, government and NFPs on corporate governance issues, with a particular focus on information governance (data protection, privacy, intellectual property and ICT).
Luma has 17 years’ broad-based commercial litigation experience.  Before joining Keypoint, Luma was Principal of her own legal practice LS Law, and prior to that, was a partner at leading commercial law firm Pigott Stinson, where she practised for over 13 years.  Luma represents both plaintiffs and defendants across a range of complex litigious matters.  Her clients include banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, liquidators, large corporations and licensed clubs, small businesses and individuals and she has a track record of achieving outstanding results for her clients.     
Ian is a senior property and commercial lawyer, with experience gained both in-house, and in top-tier and boutique law firms, over more than 2 decades.  He was senior legal counsel for a $2bn top-100 ASX-listed company, where he led a team responsible for the legal aspects of the business’s property and commercial transactions.  Prior to that, Ian was a partner at a boutique law firm, and ran the firm’s property and commercial law practice. 
Bernard has over 20 years' experience as a property lawyer, and joins Keypoint after 8 years at commercial firm ClarkeKann Lawyers, where he was a partner in the Property and Projects Group.   Bernard’s practice ranges from large, high value projects for developers, property investors and government authorities, through to commercial, retail and residential leasing and conveyancing.                          
Mark is an accomplished insolvency and commercial litigation lawyer, with extensive experience acting in liquidations, voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement and personal bankruptcy matters, both for insolvency practitioners and individuals alike.  Mark has held a number of senior legal positions, including Executive Lawyer (partner) at Bartier Perry and Special Counsel at Mills Oakley.   
Sonia has over 20 years’ experience advising across a broad range of disputes, specialising in environment and planning litigation. Prior to joining Keypoint, Sonia was Director of Brisbane boutique firm HWS Lawyers, and before that was a Senior Associate at Barry.Nilsson.


Lisa completed law through the Legal Profession Admission Board, University of Sydney in September 2016. Prior to her admission as a lawyer, Lisa gained a wealth of practical legal experience working as a Paralegal and Legal Secretary in various law firms, including a leading industrial relations law firm, accredited criminal law practice and a large national firm.
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Jenny provides legal support to Keypoint’s Lawyers. She graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws in 2015 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2016. Prior to joining Keypoint, Jenny worked at boutique commercial firms in areas ranging from intellectual property to insurance litigation. Jenny also has a background working in the community legal sector, having provided legal support to the civil team at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency based in the Northern Territory.
Adam graduated with honours in law from the University of Sydney, and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014.  Adam originally joined Keypoint Law to assist with the launch of the firm in early 2014, before moving into a lawyer role once the firm commenced operations in June 2014.  Prior to joining Keypoint, Adam undertook internships in the legal teams at the ABC and PwC, and worked as a paralegal at Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers.   
Phoebe provides paralegal and administrative support to Keypoint’s Lawyers.  She completed a Bachelor of Science double-majoring in Anatomy and Psychology at the University of Sydney in 2013, and subsequently completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Macquarie University in 2017.  She will be admitted as a solicitor in 2018.  Prior to joining Keypoint, Phoebe worked in in-house legal roles in multinational medical device manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies, and several law firms including boutique commercial firms and a large national firm.
Nikhil joined Keypoint Law in 2019. He graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (with honours) in 2017 and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Masters in Laws in 2019. Nikhil was admitted as a barrister and solicitor to the High Court of New Zealand in 2017 and was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2018. Nikhil provides supports Keypoint’s Principals on a wide range of matters.
Dean graduated with distinction from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2013 having completed a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws degree. During his university career, Dean completed specialist subjects in employment law, insolvency, family law and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to joining Keypoint, Dean worked at national specialist employment relations firm, Harmers Workplace Lawyers.
Bernadette joined Keypoint Law in 2014. She graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology/ Bachelor of Laws in 2014 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2015.   Bernadette is now an Associate in the Property and Projects team.  She works closely with clients, in support of Keypoint's Principals, on matters ranging from high value acquisitions and off-the-plan projects through to conveyancing and commercial leasing.  

Graduate Lawyers

Tanly provides support to Keypoint's Litigation team. She completed a combined Bachelor of Arts – Media with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree at Macquarie University and will be admitted as a solicitor in 2019. Tanly has previously worked as a law clerk at a small multilingual legal practice where she assisted with a broad range of civil and criminal matters in both English and Chinese (Mandarin).
Taylor joined Keypoint Law in 2017. Taylor graduated with honours in law from Macquarie University in 2019, having completed a combined Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Laws. She will be admitted as a solicitor in late 2019. Taylor provides support to Keypoint’s Principals on a wide range of matters. Prior to joining Keypoint Law, Taylor worked as a legal clerk at Edmund Barton Chambers for a number of years where she worked on a wide range of civil matters.


Melanie provides both administrative and paralegal support to Keypoint Lawyers through Central Office as a paralegal.  Melanie has graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts - Criminology, and is currently undertaking her Juris Doctor.  Prior to joining Keypoint Law, Melanie volunteered in a firm specialising in Property and Commercial Law.