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Unique, quality, efficient and affordable online legal services to Australian businesses, specialising in Banking and Finance Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Outsourced In-house Legal Services

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

BANKING AND FINANCE

 

Experts in the regulation, compliance and applications for Australian Credit and Australian Financial Services Licensees, banking and finance institutions, aggregators, mortgage & finance brokers, referrers & FinTechs

REGULATORY REFORM

 

Advice on how regulatory reform impacts Australian banking & financial institutions and businesses, gap-analysis over existing policies and processes, and assisting to implement policy and process changes to comply

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Assisting businesses with developing, protecting and managing intellectual property rights, including brands, business secrets, copyrights, software, contracts, licences and reputations

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

Expertise in Corporate Governance and ASX Rules, advice to start-ups, including structuring, website and marketing approvals, drafting disclaimers and terms of use, contract drafting and negotiation, and a legal hotline for general legal and compliance queries

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION

Extensive expertise drafting and negotiating contracts for Australian organisations, including lending transactions, outsourcing and services engagement, distribution arrangements, assignments, software licences, and to protect confidentiality or IP

OUTSOURCED IN-HOUSE LEGAL

 

We provide outsourced in-house legal support as an alternative to hiring permanent in-house counsel or engaging expensive traditional law firms. Quality and dependable online advice that is friendly and easy to understand, with the familiarity of a loyal in-house counsel

 

ABOUT US

LAWYAL Solicitors is an incorporated legal practice that offers quality and affordable legal advice online for Australian financial institutions, companies and small-to-medium enterprises. We provide an alternative to hiring permanent in-house counsel at high fixed costs, or engaging external law firms with large overheads and billable hours.

After spending 10 years as a lawyer in the banking and financial services industry, Leonie Chapman, co-founder and Legal Practitioner Director of LAWYAL Solicitors, identified that there was a real need for simple and affordable legal advice. The idea for LAWYAL was born to provide expert legal advice that is quicker, easier to understand and cheaper than traditional law firms, with the familiarity of loyal in-house counsel.

LAWYAL offers legal services in the following areas: banking and finance, consumer credit and mortgage lending, privacy and AML, trade practices and unfair contract terms, intellectual property and trade marks, business and commercial, regulatory reform and compliancecontract, Corporations Act, ASX Rules and Corporate Governance, and outsourced-in-house legal support.

By creating a virtual law firm, LAWYAL is able to reduce unnecessary process and overheads, while still maintaining the highest standard of personalised, dependable and friendly legal advice.

READ ABOUT US HERE...

 

OUR PEOPLE

About Leonie Chapman​

After completing her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce in 2002, Leonie went on to work both in private practice and as senior in-house lawyer supporting specialist lenders and large financial institutions. Having achieved a Master of Laws in 2009, Leonie’s main focus since co-founding LAWYAL in July 2013 has been on the regulation and compliance for banking and financial institutions, including licensing and compliance, negotiating and drafting lender, aggregator, broker and referrer agreements, distribution and loan servicing or outsourcing arrangements, loan and security documentation (including regulated), drafting policies and procedures, and advices covering compliance with all applicable laws including NCCP Act, Privacy Act, AML/CTF Act, SPAM Act, Competition and Consumer Act and aspects of the Corporations Act.

About our senior legal consultants

Leonie is supported by a loyal team of senior legal consultants specialising in banking and finance law, consumer credit law, financial services law, corporate and commercial law who each have extensive top tier legal and/or in-house experience, ensuring LAWYAL's advice is always delivered with a highest degree of quality and commerciality.

LEONIE CHAPMAN
PRINCIPAL LAWYER AND DIRECTOR
(Co-founder, since July 2013)
Banking & Finance lawyer, specialising in Consumer Credit licensing, distribution & compliance

Tel: +61 488 782 006

leonie.chapman@lawyal.com.au

KAREN LEE
SENIOR LEGAL CONSULTANT
(since October 2013)
Banking & Finance lawyer, specialising in Consumer Credit licensing and compliance, AML/CTF and Privacy Laws

Tel: +61 412 102 051 karen.lee@lawyal.com.au

NICOLA HENDERSON
SENIOR LEGAL CONSULTANT
(since March 2014)
Banking & Finance and Corporate & Commercial lawyer, specialising in Financial Services Law, AML/CTF, Privacy Laws and ASX Rules

Tel: +61 414 406 420

nicola.henderson@lawyal.com.au

JANET GILLAM
SENIOR LEGAL CONSULTANT
(since July 2014)
Corporate & Commercial lawyer, specialising in Leasing, Contract, Internal Dispute Resolution, ASX Rules, IP and Employment Law

Tel: +61 402 456 539 janet.gillam@lawyal.com.au

SHIRLEY LOGAN
SENIOR LEGAL CONSULTANT
(since July 2015)
Corporate & Commercial lawyer, specialising in start-up advisory, Contract law, Corporate Governance and Internal Dispute Resolution

Tel: +61 415 883 501 shirley.logan@lawyal.com.au

REGINA KHO
SENIOR LEGAL CONSULTANT
(since July 2017)
Banking & Finance lawyer, specialising in Licensing, Consumer Credit, Financial Services Law and General Insurance Law

Tel: +61 403 335 923 regina.kho@lawyal.com.au

CRAIG CHAPMAN
CTO AND DIRECTOR
(Co-founder, since July 2013)
Chief Technology Officer of LAWYAL, Craig is the creator of our unique virtual law firm software, powered by Law Fluent

Tel: +61 410 808 382

craig.chapman@lawyal.com.au

 

CONTACT

LAWYAL SOLICITORS

OUR ADDRESS

PO Box 614, Avalon Beach NSW 2107

Email: info@lawyal.com.au
Tel: +61 2 9238 8063

Mob:  0488 782 006

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