Meet the team

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Ian Aldridge

Founder & Principal Lawyer

After 12 years practicing as a litigation lawyer for small, medium and large firms in Australia and the UK, Ian returned to Australia disillusioned with the way Law was being practiced at all levels, especially for small business.

While mixing with a bunch of entrepreneurs and small business owners, he found out very quickly that the advice they were receiving was either wrong or too expensive, but mainly both! The feedback he got was that people would rather go to a dentist than see a Lawyer.

Progressive Legal was born (2014), and changed the way legal services are provided in Australia, by building Legal Shield™, a legal subscription to obtain tailored legal documents immediately and pay over time.

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Sophie Vorburger

Business Assistant

Sophie is our business assistant/marketing co-ordinator/finance-wizard/automation-implementer/website-controller and social-media manager! Who knows how she does it all??

Sophie helps with everything but law in the business. After starting with the management of our social media pages, she expanded her skills to digital marketing generally and finances as a bookkeeper. With practice management and administration, she’s a great support to the team and ready to assist clients with any query they may have.

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Gabriela Pesantez Laharnar

Junior Lawyer

After 2 years of experience In-House, Gaby joined the team as a Commercial lawyer. From Terms and Conditions to Privacy Policies, Gaby also assists with protecting our clients’ Intellectual Property (Confidentiality Agreements, NDA, Cease & Desist letters, etc.).

Gaby is a bubbly and enthusiast person, always happy to help our clients in the best manner and fast turnarounds.


Roxanne Hart

Senior Consulting Lawyer

Roxy joined the team over a year ago. Her areas of expertise are Corporate, Commercial and Workplace law. Roxy has worked on a range of matters with us, from drafting Shareholders agreements to providing workplace advice, she’s a great addition to the team.

It’s a pleasure working with Roxy, she’s meticulous and ensures that you and your business are protected at best.


Christine Kelly

Trade Mark Paralegal

Christine has over 25 years’ experience in Intellectual Property. She has filed hundreds of trade marks both here in Australia and New-Zealand (where she’s from). After having dealt with so many trade marks, Christine can assist with getting your trade marks over the line and obtain protection over your business name, logo, tag-line and more.

Learn more about trade marks here and get in touch with Christine to secure your IP!