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Meet the team

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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.

View Ian’s capability statement here.

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Sonal Moore

Senior Lawyer & Trade Mark Consultant

Sonal is a highly experienced and respected Senior Lawyer & Trade Mark Consultant for Progressive Legal.

She is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading IP experts with over 35 years’ experience in the Intellectual Property arena, covering both commercial and litigious matters.

She publishes a weekly newsletter called Personalised IP, which examines Intellectual Property disputes in Australia and overseas decisions which may impact Australia.

She is also a lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney teaching the Trade Mark and Copyright Course.

View Sonal’s capability statement here.

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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.

View Rebecca’s capability statement here.

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Roxanne Hart

Senior Consulting Lawyer

Roxanne Hart is a Senior Consulting Lawyer at Progressive Legal.

She provides support for Corporate, Commercial and Workplace matters.

Roxanne has been recognised for her legal skills and client outcomes by Lawyer’s Weekly as a finalist in both the Australian Law Awards and Women in Law Awards.

Her career experience includes working at a mid-tier Queensland commercial Law firm for several years before branching out to work with multiple award-winning Law firms across Australia on a consultancy basis.

View Roxanne’s corporate, commercial and workplace capability statements.

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Riet van den Ende

Trade Mark Attorney

Riet is a Trade Mark Attorney with nearly 10 years’ experience of working in the legal sector, with a particular focus on all areas of trade mark law.

She has completed a Bachelor of Law and Master of Criminal Law in the Netherlands before moving to Australia in 2017.

Riet is admitted to the Trans-Tasman IP Attorney’s Board as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in Australia and is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.

View Riet’s capability statement here.

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Lisa Huang

Trade Mark Attorney

After over ten years of working overseas, Lisa has returned to Australia, bringing extensive international experience in the field of intellectual property from various jurisdictions, including the US, Canada, the UK, Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and China.

Lisa has filed thousands of Patents, Trade Marks, and Design applications worldwide and provides strategic advice on international IP strategies. Lisa has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, managing a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters for multinational corporations.

Her in-depth insight and proactive approach enable her to provide customised advice that aligns with her clients’ business objectives and safeguards their intellectual property across international markets.

Lisa is admitted to the Trans-Tasman IP Attorney’s Board as a Registered Trade Mark Attorney in Australia and is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ), and the Taiwan Trademark Association (TTA).

View Lisa’s capability statement here.

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Zeinab Farhat

Lawyer

Zeinab is a Junior Lawyer with demonstrable experience working across a wide range of matters and assisting Senior Lawyers. She has extensive experience in intellectual property (including trade mark and copyright infringement), dispute resolution and commercial law.

Zeinab has a passion for assisting clients in achieving the best possible outcomes, and enjoys guiding them along the way.

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Jacob Grumetza

Lawyer and Trade Mark Associate

As a skilled Lawyer and Trade Mark Associate, Jacob brings a wealth of experience to the table.

His commitment to staying abreast of the latest legal trends ensures that clients receive informed and strategic legal advice.

Drawing upon an extensive understanding of both domestic and international trade mark laws, he offers strategic guidance to clients spanning diverse industries.

Jacob has earned academic excellence with a Bachelor of Law from Bond University and is at the intersection of legal excellence and client-focused values.

View Jacob’s capability statement here.

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Christine Kelly

Trade Mark Paralegal Contractor

Christine provides paralegal support to lawyers and trade mark attorneys. Having worked in the IP industry for over 30 years, she is a great asset to our team.

Christine has filed thousands of trade marks both here in Australia and New-Zealand.

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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Gianluca Pecora

Paralegal

With two years of paralegal experience, Gianluca is interested in how law interacts with technology, creating opportunities for businesses to disrupt.

At the University of Technology Sydney – where Gianluca is a penultimate year law student and founder of the multi-award-winning Public Speaking Society – he recently moderated a panel on artificial intelligence regulation, hosted a panel on the Voice to Parliament Referendum and launched the Brennan Law Speeches on Social Justice Competition.

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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.

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Petro Kaloterakis

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Petro, a forward-thinking Digital Marketing Coordinator at Progressive Legal, channels a passion for adapting legal practices to the constantly evolving online and technology-driven environment.

Through SEO, website enhancement, and comprehensive digital marketing strategies, Petro blends legal knowledge with digital expertise, catalysing the firm’s growth with a dynamic skill set.

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Ashley Rose

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.

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Sera Aran

Legal Client Success Specialist

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.

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Sophie Vorburger

Finance Manager

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.

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Peter Foldes

Business Development Manager

Peter is a client-centric and solution-focused Business Development Manager with over twelve years of experience in account management and business development. In joining the Progressive Legal team, Peter brings with him a passion for building strong, long-term relationships with clients and a commitment to both understanding their needs and exceeding their expectations.

Peter’s expertise in identifying new opportunities and developing strategic partnerships combined with his strong communication skills is a valued addition to our customer satisfaction and client experience orientated team.

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Bree McIntyre

Business Development Manager

Bree is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in Client Services, Sales & Marketing, and Recruitment across diverse industries, including her transition into Legal Services.

With exceptional ability to cultivate and nurture client relationships, Bree goes above and beyond to understand client needs and deliver tailored solutions.

From forging strong connections to providing excellent support, her dedication to client satisfaction sets her apart.

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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.