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.
Practising exclusively in family law, Terry Weerappah brings a wealth of experience to the table – with nearly 50 years of practice as a barrister and solicitor, and 25 years exclusively in family law. He ensures that he stays up to date with all the latest family law legislation and cases, and regularly authors papers on family law issues and recent cases for publication to other lawyers and judicial officers.
You will not find a more passionate family lawyer. Terry delights in using recent case law to negotiate the best deal for his clients, or to advocate in court. Despite his seniority in the field, he is down to earth and will make sure you understand what is going on. You want Terry Weerappah on your side.
Commercial and Wills/Probate Principal
Alysia Mein is the second founding principal of Bayside Solicitors and leads the Commercial and Wills and Probate areas of the practice. Practising since 1994, Alysia prides herself on offering sound legal advice in plain english to business leaders and individuals alike – whether in relation to Wills, estate planning, deceased estates or commercial issues (whether leases, shareholders agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, and any commercial agreements). Our ongoing client relationships over many years are testament to Alysia’s abilities. Alysia can draft any plain English document, she will tell it to you like it is and she will make sure you choose the best path.
Family and Property Lawyer
Family and Property Lawyer, Annabelle Brasher, has been an essential member of our staff since 2008 and is valued by our staff and clients alike for her hard work, determination, integrity and great communication. Previous clients will come back many years later to deal with Annabelle again. Annabelle assists clients with family law in both property and parenting matters, and with all nature of property transactions, including sales and purchases (properties and businesses), leases, caveats, subdivisions, property transfers between family trusts and superannuation funds, and Deceased Estate transactions.
Talk to Annabelle Brasher about all of your family and property needs – she prides herself on achieving great outcomes for our clients whilst keeping them properly informed along the way.
A criminal lawyer with Bayside Solicitors, Jessica Knox is passionate in her representation of our clients’ interests, both in and out of court.
Jessica appears on a daily basis in all Criminal Jurisdictions. She is a confident advocate who goes above and beyond to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients, no matter how difficult the circumstances. With a strong social conscience and commitment to social justice, and a genuine focus on our clients’ interests and wellbeing, you want Jessica Knox standing up in court for you.
Joining our team in 2021 is criminal lawyer Anika Waldin. Anika comes to us from a prosecutorial background, which gives her the great advantage of knowing how the prosecutors think – and to use this knowledging in defending clients who are in trouble with the police. Prior to becoming a lawyer Anika worked as a support worker for more than five years assisting those in the community whom were elderly, had a disability or mental illness, giving her a great empathy and understanding for people in difficult situations who need a voice. She is passionate about assisting clients who are facing police prosecution, or involved in intervention order litigation, and standing up for their rights in court. If you need assistance with a police matter or intervention order, you want Anika Waldin representing you.
Dedicated to assisting our clients to achieve the best results following the breakdown of their relationships, Nathan Locke practices exclusively in family law, working for our clients in parenting & property matters.
Nathan’s key priority is connecting with our clients to ensure that they feel active in the process and that their matter is being handled by someone they trust. Nathan recognizes the importance to clients of having their voice heard – whether in negotiations or in court.
A skilled advocate, Nathan appears regularly in mediations and hearings at the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia. He prides himself on his thorough preparation in negotiations or hearings – putting in the work to get the best outcome for our clients.
Lyndsey Wilson has a passion for working with our clients to attain the greatest and fairest results. She chooses to work in Criminal, Family and areas of Family Violence because that is where her advocacy skills can have the greatest impact on people’s lives. Every person counts and has a right to be heard. Lyndsey comes to Bayside Solicitors with a wealth of experience, having worked in Anti Corruption in the Pacific Islands for almost a decade, after attaining her Law degree in Ireland in 2007 (and attaining a subsequent Masters degree in law in Vanuatu) before returning to practice in Australia. You want Lyndsey appearing in court for you.
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.