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.....
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.
Property & Practice Management Associate
Avanti is an incredibly efficient and dedicated member of our team. Avantis approach in dealingh with clients centers on respect for individuals and professionalism. Avanti is an associate to Preet Ahluwalia and they make a formidable team obtaining outstanding outcomes for our clients and the Firm.
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.
Shelley is an Associate to Preet Ahluwalia. Shelley's "can do" approach to all aspects of legal practice is unmatched. Shelley will often be the person who has contact with our clients in regard to aspects of the practical management of their matter. Shelley is a valued member of our team.
Shelley is a solid legal researcher and advocate who together with Preet and Avanti are the backbone of our Firms practice management while at the same time having dedicated case loads for clients in property, migration, leasing, franchising and migration.
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 !
We are proud to offer training opportunities for those who show talent, committment and who subscribe to our Practice ethos. From time to time you will be asked if one of our interns can assist in your matter. They often bring a very keen, fresh and enthusiastic set of eyes to a matter as they are currently undrtaking their final stages of becoming a lawyer.
We are proud to have mentored literally hundreds of interns who are now in their own private practice, Australian of the Year nominees, Judges Associates, and Senior Associates and Partners in other law practices including mid and top tier Firms.
Our practice has a solid reputation for knowing how to win cases and aggressively litigating and we are happy to provide solid ethical foundation training for new graduates, putting back something into the Profession in which we serve.
(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:
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
Tabitha Krzna - Rad
Family Law Associate
Tabitha 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 Tabitha is "like a dog with a bone" - She wont let go until he has a result. Tabitha can be contacted at
Robert is an Associate to Emilia Perri and a technician when it comes to family law litigation both in terms of very effective advocacy as well as thorough effective case preparation. Robert brings a dynamic and successful approach to the family law team.
Roberts pragmatic approach is complimented by his outstanding research skills. He is well regarded by our clients.
Our Support Crew
Behind the scenes our office is supported by a "dedicated crew" who work tirelessly to ensure our great results. Our team can be contacted at
When he is not contracted performing ballet (Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Czech 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:
Civil & Crime Associate
Litigation & Practice Management Associate
David Echert & Michael Vassili
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.
Practical Legal Training Interns
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.
Suzette is a rising star who is extremely focused and aggressive when it comes to outcomes. Suzette has a simple but effective approach - give it 100% competence and commitment and results will flow. Suzette is an Associate to Nick Blaker and is an outstanding asset to the team.
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.
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
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
Family Law Associate
ayurshi 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. Ayurshi is an Associate in our Family Law and general Litigation areas and is disarmingly aggressive in obtaining outcomes for clients and the practice.
For Ayurshi appearing in the Supreme Court and assisting clients is all in a days work - she makes the practice of law seem so effortless by her outstanding intellect and incredible hard work.