Our Team

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.

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.

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.

Jacquelyn Parnell

Bayside Solicitors is pleased to welcome Jacquelyn Parnell into their experienced team of lawyers in 2019.
Jacqui joins Bayside Solicitors with a wealth of experience, after working in law firms, community legal centres and courts throughout Victoria.She has a passion
for social justice and prides herself on her negotiation and advocacy skills to get the best possible results for her clients in and out of court. With a bubbly
personality, she has forged positive professional relationships with clients, colleagues and judicial officers over the years.
After having worked in criminal law for a number of years, Jacqui returns to her passion of family law and is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients in childrens and property law matters.

Jessica Knox

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. 

Sogand Torahi

Dedicated to assisting our clients to achieve the best results following the breakdown of their relationships, Sogand works exclusively in the area of family law.

Using her knowledge of the Family Court processes and procedures, Sogand provides practical and timely advice to our clients to ensure that they have realistic expectations and ultimately receive the best possible outcomes in relation to property, children’s and divorce proceedings.

Sogand assists clients in achieving early resolution of their family law matters, without the need for litigation, where practicable – and as long as the right result can be obtained for our client. However, where court litigation becomes necessary Sogand has the experience our clients need to promote their cases.

Understanding the impact that family law proceedings can have on families, Sogand is committed to understanding our clients and their specific needs and is dedicated to offering them support throughout the process.

Make an appointment to see Sogand to discuss your family law issues today.

Loredana Giarrusso

A friendly and approachable family lawyer, Loredana Giarrusso (Lori), is committed to achieving great results for her family law clients and is successful in doing so. Admitted to practice in 2012, Lori has worked in both regional and suburban legal practices before joining Bayside Solicitors in early 2018. Whilst she has practised in other areas of law, her interests are predominantly in assisting clients in their family law matters utilising her legal knowledge, understanding and advocacy skills in both the family court and federal circuit court to represent her clients. Don’t let her quiet demeanour fool you – Lori knows family law and fights hard for her clients’ rights in court.

Lauren Kelly

We are delighted to have had Lauren Kelly join our criminal law team in 2019. After several years on the criminal defence team at Victoria Legal Aid, along with significant volunteer work at Community Legal Centres, Lauren has quickly established herself as a criminal lawyer on our Frankston team. She is a determined and passionate advocate, representing our clients in criminal defence, victims of crime applications and Intervention Orders (family violence and personal safety). She has a particular skill and interest in representing young offenders. Lauren is conscious of the challenges some of our clients face and strives to achieve the best outcomes for our clients in a cost-effective manner. Make an appointment to see Lauren today – you will want her on your side in court.

Oz Ozturk

An experienced advocate who regularly appears at Courts across Melbourne, Oz practices predominantly in crime and personal injury. He also has extensive experience working in investigations, dispute resolution and enforcement.
Oz’s experience working for global brands, government, NGOs and the community sector means he approaches his work in all areas with a wealth of knowledge and life experience – essential to his being a great advocate for our clients. Our clients are always happy with his representation in court.
Oz prides himself on his upfront advice and honesty when discussing prospective outcomes and will fight to get you excellent results.

Charlotte Wilkin

One of our dedicated family lawyers, Charlotte completed a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in psychology before completing her law degree. This has given her a real empathy for our clients, and particularly for those clients where issues of mental health, family violence and alcohol and substance abuse have affected their lives, which in turn impact on both parenting and property matters.

Charlotte has a bubbly personality and is easy for clients to talk to – and is committed to her work and constantly updating her skills, currently completing a Masters Degree in Family Law. Charlotte is passionate about achieving the best possible outcome that she can for her clients in a cost effective and timely manner.

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.