Our Team

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Ashley Tickner

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.

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Alysia Mein

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.

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Karen Lowe

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.

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Pankaj (Kaj) Sharma

Kaj completed his Bachelor of Laws at Monash University in 2011 and commenced practice with Bayside Solicitors in 2012.

With a varied practice, Kaj has a great success rate in criminal law, intervention orders, family law (both children and property matters) and civil litigation.  He regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court, Family Courts and the Federal Circuit Court and over the last 5 years has made in excess of 1,500 appearances.  He knows his law and he knows the idiosyncrasies of the local Judges and Magistrates – a great advantage to his clients.

Kaj is a hard worker who fights to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.  Kaj is multilingual despite his broad Aussie accent.  He is also fluent in the Hindi and Punjabi languages.

Book an appointment with Kaj today and take advantage of his great success rate!

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Paul Roberts

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)

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Annabelle Brasher

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.

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Rafael Aviles

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.

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Vanessa Saunders

As a criminal lawyer, Vanessa deals with summary & indictable criminal matters, driving offences and infringements matters, intervention orders and victims of crime applications (VOCAT). She is passionate in her representation of our clients, and appears regularly in the Magistrates’ Court, VCAT and the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal. She is committed to getting you the outcome you deserve.

Vanessa’s qualifications including a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She has an enduring passion for the law and appearing as an advocate in court.
Vanessa has joined Bayside Solicitors with a broad employment background, which has included roles in the community legal sector, government departments and local not-for-profit organisations. This breadth of work and life experience has given Vanessa the skills needed in her current role. She will negotiate hard, and stand up for your rights in court, to get the results you want.

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.