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

Property and conveyancing solicitor 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 – and ensuring that every conveyancing file runs to plan (insofar as she can control it – and she does). The return conveyancing work speaks for itself – our clients will come back many years later when they buying or selling in order to deal with Annabelle again. Annabelle also assists clients with caveats, subdivisions, and property transfers between related entities such as family trusts and superannuation funds and Deceased Estate transfers, sales and distributions. Talk to Annabelle Brasher about all of your property needs – you will not be disappointed.

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.

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.

Hannah Fink

Criminal defence lawyer Hannah Fink joined Bayside Solicitors in 2021. Her legal background includes legal management in community legal centres and private practice and the Victoria Legal Aid Private Practice Duty Lawyer Scheme, as well as procedural prison legal education – assisting prisoners to understand their legal rights and court processes. Hannah’s background, much of it voluntary, shows her determination and passion in standing up for the underdog. Hannah Fink will passionately represent your interests in court.

Anika Waldin

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.

Samantha Newsom

Samantha Newsom practices exclusively in family and relationship law and is committed to assisting our clients with all aspects of a family or relationship breakdown, including financial settlements and parenting matters. Samantha is passionate about providing practical and commercial advice to enable our clients to settle or advocate disputes in the most efficient manner possible.  A strong communicator, Samantha is client-focused and sympathetic to the needs of our clients during separation, whilst fiercely negotiating the best outcome for them with the other party.  When an early resolution cannot be achieved via negotiation, Samantha can assist parties in navigating litigation and the Court process.  She also regularly utilises trusted referrers including psychologists, valuers and accountants with family law experience so that her clients have the most comprehensive and strategic advice for their matter – to ensure that the best possible financial and personal outcome is achieved for our clients.

Make an appointment to meet with Samantha Newsom to discuss your family law matter today.

Emina Hidic

Family lawyer Emina Hidic’s prior experience as a judge’s associate in an exclusive family law list at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia is invaluable in providing advice to our clients as to how the court will likely deal with the issues in their cases. During her time with the Court, Emina gained inside knowledge in a wide variety of complex parenting and property matters, Court processes and advocacy generally. This experience has reinforced Emina’s passion for family law and ensuring that everyone is properly advised and represented throughout the process.  Emina brings with her empathy and understanding for the stresses our family law clients are experiencing, whilst providing them with the vital legal advice that they need at this time – whether in achieving a settlement, or in pursuing a court determination.  You can trust that Emina will provide you with sound legal advice and representation.

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.