Preet Ahluwalia
Senior Associate
Property/Leasing/Migration
Practice Management

At Michael Vassili Barristers & Solicitors we have a great team of highly motivated and experienced consultant lawyers who actually enjoy what they do. Working with and for people - fighting hard for outcomes and the best possible result is the only philosophy we have. All matters are conducted by our team (not just one lawyer) under the experienced eye of Michael Vassili which is what sets us apart from the pack.....

Emilia Perri
Senior Associate
Family Law
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Malik Hameed
Associate
Litigation 

Malik has decades of experience in obtaining litigated outcomes for clients. Malik conducts matters in various courts including the Supreme Court of NSW and other jurisdictions. Maliks very thorough and professional approach to legal practice is invaluable in us achieving the best possible outcomes for clients.

Since joining the practice Malik has a success rate at hearings which is enviable amongst his peers with an outstanding record of "pulling a rabbit out of the hat" in the most difficult of cases. He is an outstanding advocate.

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Avanti Joshi
Family Law &
Litigation

Avanti is an incredibly efficient and dedicated member of our team. Avantis approach in dealing with clients centers on respect for individuals and professionalism. Avanti is an associate the Principal and a very effective member of our Family Law team obtaining outstanding outcomes for our clients and the Firm.

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Nick Blaker
Senior Associate
Crime & Civil

Its simple - Nick wins cases ! Often against senior and seasoned counsel.  which he relishes ! Nick has earned the title among his peers in our office as "The Technician" . He is absolutely clinical in his approach to legal research and case preparation and a real asset to our team. He is a Senior Associate of the Firm as well as solid advocate including conduct of hearings in the Local,District Courts, and Supreme Courts of NSW including Appellate Courts. If the matter requires a thorough legal analysis with hairline accuracy from a lawyer who burns the midnight oil until the case is won then Nick is second to none. nick@cityprosecutor.com.au

Danny is a Legal Officer and Associate to Preet Ahluwalia. Danny's"can do" approach to all aspects of legal practice is unmatched. Danny will often be the person who has contact with our clients in regard to aspects of the practical management of their matter. Danny is a valued member of our team.

Daniel is an asset to the practice with a keen eye for detail and a keen compassion for our clients needs. Daniel is an outstanding member of our team and clients of the practice are well served by his ability to churn through volumes of often complex material to find the "key" to any matter. Daniel works jointly with our Solicitors in the conduct of litigation.

Daniels specialty is Wills and Estates and he appears regularly in the Supreme Court in complex disputed Estates matters as well as other litigation.

Daniel burns the midnight oil often preparing each and every minute detail of his cases. This is what sets him apart from the pack. His mild but confident demeanor is disarming - beneath the exterior there is a burning desire which only knows one outcome WINNING !

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Rehka Thakhur

Rehka is qualified in conveyancing and provides valuable practice management support and conveyancing support within the practice. 

 

Rehka goes over and above to assist the legal staff and clients of the practice. .

 OUR PEOPLE

(Speaking Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil,  Singlanese, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, German, Greek, Maltese & Other languages..)

Michael Vassili (see seperate Page) (sydney) and David Echert (Melbourne) are "hard nosed" experienced litigation lawyers. With combined experiences ranging from formerly conducting a successful practice as a Barrister through to Senior Prosecutions which brings  exemplary litigation and advocacy skills and experience. They are the Senior Litigation Lawyers heading up the team at our practice. Successful litigation strategy is based on decades of "hard nosed" successful litigation experience guiding our enthusiastic and highly competent litigation team of Associates and Senior Associates. We are poud of our highly effective team approach to litigation throughout Australia in all Courts and tribunals: Contact: admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Preet is our Licenced Conveyancer and Litigation Paralegal. Clients "sing her praises". For the biggest transaction you will likely ever have in your life, Preet will take you through the process and make buying or selling your home or buisness a "cruise". In her role in litigation support Preet is exceptionally efficient and often will be a point of contact in your matter. Contact Preet at preet@cityprosecutor.com.au

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Jaya Punjabi
Family Law & Litigation
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Shelley Chen 
Solicitor 
Civil / Commercial 

Jaya is an integral member of our litigation team  with our Senior Asosicates to the Firm.  She is has a level of unmached enthusiam with the legal knowledge necessary to not only win cases but to achieve exceptional results for our clients. When she has a matter Jaya is "like a dog with a bone" - She wont let go until he has a result. Jaya  can be contacted at admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Shelley is an Associate to The Principal and Civil and Commercial Litigation Lawyer within the practice. When it comes to litigation both in terms of very effective advocacy as well as thorough effective case preparation Shelley is outstanding which is evident from her unmatched positive results.

 

Shelley brings a dynamic and successful approach to the Practice.

Shelley's pragmatic approach is complimented by her outstanding research skills. She is well regarded by our clients.

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Alex Dimos
Senior Litigation Lawyer

Alex brings two decades of solid litigation experience holding Senior positions within various litigation practices and Principal of his own practice. Alex experience is evident in the outcomes he provides for clients and he is well regarded by clients and colleagues who often seek the benefit of his reasoning and experience. 

Peter Vassili
Litigation Officer
Practice Management

When he is not contracted performing ballet (Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Czech Republic etc) Peter is an Associate to Solicitors of the Practice. He is an outstanding legal officer. He instructs at hearings and provides exemplary legal assistance and support to our litigation team including research and many aspects vital to successful outcomes in your matter. Peter can be contacted: admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

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Tatiana Ramos 
Legal Officer 
Barristers
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Danny Mehail 
Legal Officer &
Practice Management
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David Echert & Michael Vassili

Senior Partners

While we conduct most matters in house through our experienced trial advocates in our practice, there are times when a client will request an external Counsel be engaged on their matter. On those occasions we have established a great rapport with a select group of Barristers ranging from a former Attorney General of NSW through to relatively Junior but very sharp and cost effective Counsel. We can discuss these options if the need or prefernce arises.

We have regular matter meetings and we conduct matters as a Team. We love nothing more than combining our efforts to get the best results we can. We love to win.

Tatiana is a rising star who is extremely focused and aggressive when it comes to outcomes.  Tatiana has a simple but effective approach - give it 100% competence and commitment and results will flow. Tatiana is an Associateour Litigation Teams and is an outstanding asset to the Firm.

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Carlos Spangelli
/Missie McDaniels
Litigation & Information Officers
 

Missie and Carlos are originally from the United States. They are a valuable member of our team. Missue and Carlos are both highly competent individuals who are always ready to provide information and assistance to our clients. So if you have any questions about your matter please ask Carlos or Missie.

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Mark Fozzard
Counsel

Mark originally was a Senior Solicitor of the practice (Vassili Fozzard) and is now admitted to the NSW Bar after spending some significant time as a solicitor and senior prosecutor. Mark has experience in all litigation but particularly in Criminal Law and Environement and Planning Law. Both Michael Vassili and Mark Fozzard were enaged in a Team of Senior Prosecutors. Mark can appear as Counsel instructed by one of our instructors and can ofen provide a very cost effective but extremely effective representation when Counsel is required. Mark can be contacted at admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Emilia is an outstanding young lawyer. As well as carriage of her own matters Emilia is an Associate to Indu Satkunanathan and Kieran Ridley of the Practice. At first glance Emilias youth has deceived opponents of her tenacity and capacity as a fierce opponent. Emilia has appeared as advocate in various jurisdictions including as advocate before The Full Bench of the Family Court on appeal. Suffice to say, those who have assumed young means "lightwieght"  have come off a long way second best in matters which Emilia has conducted. Emilia is well eqquipped to conduct various litigation matters including all practice areas and, don't be mistaken she is one of our most tenacious young lawyers. Emilia can be contacted at emilia@cityprosecutor.com.au

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Sophie D'Silva
Legal Officer

Sophie is a dynamic member of our team. We refer to her as "The child Genius" as she is the youngest member of the team but incredibly capable, intelligent and outcome focused. Sophie is an Associate in our Family Law and general Litigation areas and is disarmingly aggressive in obtaining outcomes for clients and the practice.

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Daniel Lambley
Litigation Associate
Family Provisions
Civil Litigation
Crime