About

Meet the team

Ian Aldridge

Ian Aldridge

Founder & Principal Lawyer

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.

Jacqueline Purcell

Jacqueline Purcell

Lawyer & Trade Mark Attorney

Jacqui was admitted as a Solicitor on 26 August 2011 and became a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 2015.

She is passionate about helping business owners protect their brands. She cares about our clients and takes time to build a strong relationship with them, to become their trusted advisor.

Roxanne Hart

Roxanne Hart

Senior Consulting Lawyer

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.

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Sonal Moore

Senior Lawyer & Trade Mark Consultant

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.

Her specialties are Intellectual property law, assignment and licence agreements, NDAs, advising small to medium businesses on protection and enforcement of IP, website terms of use, and how to maximise value of intellectual assets when your budget is limited.

Rebecca-Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Senior Consulting Lawyer

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.

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Christine Kelly

Trade Mark Paralegal Contractor

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.

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Shelby Green

Paralegal

Shelby started his career as a Trade Mark Examiner with IP Australia, and has gained some great experience and valuable insight around trademarking. Shelby has joined our team as a Paralegal, and is currently completing his studies at the University of New England to become a Lawyer. Shelby is very knowledgeable, friendly and ready to answer our client’s queries when it comes to trademarking their brand.

Ashley Mauriohooho

Ashley Mauriohooho

Executive Assistant

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.

Milena Molina

Milena Molina

Practice Manager

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.

Sophie Vorburger

Sophie Vorburger

Business Manager

Sophie is our Business Manager. She helps with Finance and Marketing in the business.

After starting with the management of our social media pages over 2 years ago, 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.

Ray Corcoran

Ray Corcoran

Digital Marketing Consultant

Ray is a Business Advisor and digital marketing speaker. He has helped 1000+ small businesses across 100+ industries over the last 11 years and has also worked with top tier corporates including Optus, McDonald’s Australia, Leighton and Woolworths Group to name a few. He has been seen in the Australian Financial Review, The Sun Herald, Startup Daily and many more publications.

Marshall Thurlow

Marshall Thurlow

SEO Consultant

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.