Meet the team
Who are we?
We’d be lying if we told you that this bloke isn’t the big honcho of our team, but his name is a dead give-away. The founder of Lazarus Legal, Barry is an old school, tough as nails lawyer. They don’t forge litigators like this anymore.
With decades of experience in both Australia and South Africa, his wisdom is as renowned as his name. Back in the days when Schwarzenegger and Van Damme were kicking ass on VHS, Barry was kicking ass in the courtroom. And after all these years, he still has a reputation for refusing to back down.
The visionary behind the business and the fresh blood of the Lazarus Legal team, Mark (or Laz as he is often known) owes much of his success to his past experiences. And he’s made it his personal goal to bring that wisdom and formula to the firm.
He’s a bit of a jet setter, splitting his time between Australia and the UK, maximising every hour of his professional life. He thrives on this adrenalin. It allowed him to work in private practice in Sydney, act for a host of famous celebrities in London, do a two-year stint as a NSW barrister (and not the pretentious coffee type in the Melbourne laneways) and more recently did a gig as the Legal Director, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa for one of the world’s coolest fast-moving consumer good brands!
Over the past few years, Selina has built her career on one simple principle: work smarter. She is the type of person who looks for problems and finds a way to solve it. Selina has drafted and negotiated various contracts including but not limited to residential, off the plan, commercial and lease agreements. In her spare time, she loves hiking, painting and is obsessed with Matcha flavoured desserts.
Enzo is one of our Lawyers and specialist in commercial and corporate law. From business structures to corporate transactions, Enzo enjoys helping start-ups, medium and publicly listed companies with an “outside the box” legal thinking. Enzo always aims to deliver not only legal solutions but also commercial solutions to his clients. Enzo is also our guru when it comes to Trust.
Whether it’s a 120 years old Unit Trust or a brand new Family Trust, Enzo is capable of providing sound legal advice and assistance. By applying this thinking, Enzo is also capable of drafting advanced wills, including testamentary trusts. For Enzo, corporate structures and Trusts are like puzzles that can be solved in many different ways.
By applying legal and commercial thinking, Enzo always focuses on helping his clients to reach the targeted deal. When Enzo is not reviewing corporate structures or amending trusts, you can find him surfing, travelling around New South Wales and exploring National Parks.
South African born and raised, Martine has a solid foundation in Property Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Contracts. Her specialties are mainly in the Conveyancing realm but she is actively involved in all areas of our practice. Martine’s undergraduate degree in Psychology is the perfect pair for her legal flair. She is empathetic, compassionate and mindful of her clients’ needs. Similarly to the Lazarus Legal team, Martine prides herself in being a member of a legal family. She is a fourth generation South African Lawyer and now a second generation Australian lawyer.
Basically, she’s a great fit for our team because she has a dynamic work ethic, a strong sense of loyalty and strives to provide her clients with high quality personal and professional service.
Nathan is currently in his fourth year at UNSW studying Commerce/Law and brings a passion for both the commercial and legal side of things to the team. He brings an analytical and logical mind to legal problems, as well as a keen eye and attention to detail. Nathan recently spent a year of work experience at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions during which time he developed an interest in litigation which he is keen to develop at the firm. Nathan loves watching and playing sport and will always be keen to start a meeting off by chatting about the game on the weekend and brings the principles of teamwork and hard work from team sport to the team here at Lazarus Legal.
Lexi is the newest member of the Lazarus Legal team. Lexi is currently completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through the College of Law. Lexi completed a combined bachelor’s degree in Law and Communications at UTS and brings those skills to Lazarus Legal as she assists with both the Legal and Marketing aspects of the firm. Lexi has a keen interest in start-ups, litigation and human rights Law and is looking forward to developing in those areas alongside our team of solicitors. On her days off you can catch her at a spin class or on a coastal walk with her dog, although she spends most of her spare time studying and preparing to be admitted as a Solicitor at the Supreme Court in October this year.
When it comes to crunching numbers and having a creative flair for accounting matters, we can get a bit reliant on our internal advisor, Hanna. Since graduating from her Bachelors of Accounting in 2009 from the Holmes Institute, Hanna has garnered substantial experience in accounting firms and in-house bookkeeping.
Although at first glance she appears to be demure and reserved, you’ll be surprised at how resilient Hanna is and how much of a fighter’s attitude she has.
Speak with one of our legal team to find out how we can take your company onwards and upwards.
At Lazarus Legal, our legal advisors make use of their extensive experience to provide our clients with professional and accurate advice. If you require a friend in law, call our crew on 02 8644 6000.