After 12 years practising 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.
Sonal is the owner of Personalised IP, a weekly newsletter which reports on legal and procedural issues in relation to Intellectual Property matters generally in Australia.
Sonal is an IP lawyer with over 35 years experience in the IP area, covering both commercial and litigious matters. She has had her own practice specialising in IP commercial work and advising on protection and enforcement of IP rights since 1995.
Rebecca is a Senior Consulting Litigation Lawyer at Progressive Legal.
Providing advice and support to clients across a range of Civil Litigation and Commercial matters, Rebecca has a wealth of litigation experience working as a dual qualified Barrister and Solicitor in England before moving to Australia and practicing law in NSW.
Rebecca has represented clients in a wide range of dispute in the Local Court, District Court, The Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia.
Roxy joined the team in 2019. 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 meticulous and a great addition to the team.
In 2016, back in her home country the Netherlands, Riet completed a Master Degree of Criminal Law. Upon moving to Australia in 2018, Riet entered the area of IP Law and Trade Marks. Today, Riet remains passionate about trade marks and brand protection. She’s on a mission to help our clients register their valuable intellectual property.
Zeinab is a final year Laws and Arts student at the University of New South Wales. She has a very keen interest in Intellectual Property, Commercial and Dispute Resolution. She thoroughly enjoys assisting our lawyers with protecting the creativity, ideas and businesses of our clients. Zeinab also enjoys building relationships with clients as well as co-workers, and believes a great sense of humour is vital.
Meet Jacob, our dedicated Lawyer and Trade Mark Associate, who is deeply passionate about Intellectual Property Law and staying ahead of contemporary legal trends. Bringing a wealth of legal expertise and a touch of innovation, Jacob earned academic excellence with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Class 1 Hons)) from Bond University.
Committed to fostering creativity within the legal realm, Jacob is a practitioner who values integrity and honesty. These principles are the foundation of his commitment to upholding the law and providing you with the best possible service.
At the intersection of legal excellence and client-focused values, Jacob is here to navigate the complexities of Intellectual Property Law, ensuring your interests are protected and your goals are met.
Christine is the owner of Virtually Connected. She provides paralegal support to lawyers and trade mark attorneys. Having worked in the IP industry for over 28 years, she is a great asset to our team.
Christine 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.
Milena has over 9 years of legal industry experience, working as a practice manager and personal assistant for boutique law firms in Sydney’s CBD.
She assists with client management and understands the challenges met by small business owners, as she previously co-owned an award-winning Darlinghurst restaurant/cocktail bar.
Milena is currently undertaking the LPAB’s Diploma of Law and is a great support to our growing team of solicitors.
Ashley joined the team in 2021. She has worked as an executive assistant in Law firms for more than 6 years during her career and she’s the first point of contact for new clients at Progressive Legal. Ashley’s people and communication skills are a credit to our team, and we are thankful to have her aboard.
Sera is dedicated, eager, and determined. She’s currently completing a double degree of Arts and Law at UTS. She is passionate about SMEs and assisting our clients identifying their legal needs.
Sophie is our Finance Manager. She helps with Finance and Marketing in the business.
After starting with the management of our social media pages in 2018, she expanded her skills to digital marketing generally and finances as a bookkeeper.
She’s a great support to the team and ready to assist clients with any query they may have.
Marshall is the founder and small business developer at Orion Marketing.
Orion Marketing has been working in the SEO space since 2016 and offers a proven and reliable SEO service – honest, transparent and high quality.