Director and founding principal of Bayside Solicitors in 1998, Ashley is a barrister and solicitor who practices predominantly in crime, and also practises in commercial matters including industrial relations and construction law. Ashley has made in excess of 3000 court appearances in the local Magistrates’ Court and city courts including VCAT. He prides himself on vigorously fighting for his clients’ rights.
Alysia is the second founding principal of Bayside Solicitors and leads the commercial side of the practice. Alysia works as a commercial lawyer and therefore works in commercial litigation, sale and purchases of small business, property law including conveyancing. She can also assist with the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorneys, and Deceased Estate issues including litigation. Despite 19 years of practice, Alysia prides herself on being cost-effective and honest with her clients. The ongoing client relationships over many years are testament to Alysia’s ability.
Karen is a senior family lawyer with over two decades of practice, primarily in family law. As a dedicated Barrister and Solicitor her preferred approach is conciliatory rather than aggressive. She is comitted to helping you resolve your issues preferably in a constructive and non confrontational way but is sufficiently versatile to take either approach to resolving matters – and to switch between the two to achieve a satisfactory outcome. Karen shares a strong empathy with her clients and ensures clients matters are dealt with scrupulously. She takes on a fair share of legal Aid work as well to preserve a communal commitment. Karen also speaks Malay and Indonesian.
Practising in criminal and civil litigation, Kaj is a barrister and solicitor regularly appearing in the local Magistrates Court. Take advantage of Kaj’s great success rate in your civil or police matters.
Brendan has had a comprehensive education, graduating from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. He then completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through The College of Law.
A dedicated family man, Brendan spent a number of years working in a CBD firm. He is a barrister and solicitor, practising mainly in family law and small business law.
He is an experienced advocate and appears regularly at the Federal Circuit Court, Family Court of Australia and Magistrates’ Courts. Easy to talk to, and determined in representing his client’s rights, you want Brendan on your side.
Paul has over a decade and a half of experience almost exclusively in Family Law. He recognizes that the issues surrounding separation, the care of your children and securing a good financial settlement, can be emotional, complicated and stressful.
Paul believes the key to good legal practice is keeping clients well informed and that they understand all the options available to them. He has undertaken extensive training in many facets of business communication.He has also trained as a child and family mediator, and has experience in Child Support and Crimes Family Violence.
Paul can provide advice in all aspects of Family Law and has experience in matters involving serious psychiatric and personality disorders, sexual abuse, extreme violence and children with special needs.
Main Areas of Practice:
• Family property settlements
• Family children’s matters
• Child Support
• Crimes Family Violence ( Intervention / Personal and Family Violence Protection Orders)
Our Office Manager Annabelle joined Bayside Solicitors in 2008 and competently assists clients as Conveyancing and Probate Clerk, always with the supervision of our senior commercial lawyers. In her own time, she is working hard to complete her law degree and we hope she will work with us as a solicitor in the future.
Raf has joined Bayside Solicitors after previously working with firms in the country and in the city, giving him a range of experiences in different courts and different matters. He is passionate in the representation of clients, largely in police matters (both indictable and summary offences), intervention orders and Victims of Crime matters. His friendly manner with clients, knowledge of the law and skilled advocacy in court make him a sought after representative, and result in successful outcomes for our clients. Come and meet with Raf today and you will be impressed.
Our solicitors appear regularly in all courts.
Call now for your first 15 minute FREE INTERVIEW and make your own decision about whether Bayside Solicitors are the solicitors for you. Phone 9781 4822.