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When you come to us for legal advice, you can expect lawyers with personality.

Lawyers who value your business, aren’t afraid of making tough decisions and understand that your time is important.

This is our team:


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Michael Bett

With more than 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Michael is the consummate litigator and a highly regarded practitioner.


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James Burchnall

With more than a decade of experience, James specialises in public and private M+A, equity capital markets and advising on listed company compliance and corporate governance.


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Gerry Cawson

With more than 20 years’ local and international experience and multiple awards, Gerry is the lawyer of choice to assist with M+A transactions and private equity advice.


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Sarah Chia

A feisty persona, excellent technical ability and sharp negotiating skills define Sarah to a tee. Her strength lies in advising on business and company acquisitions and divestments.


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Michael Chrisohoou

Michael Chrisohoou is an experienced commercial lawyer who works closely with business owners and their accountants to provide commercial and pragmatic advice. Michael has assisted a number of large business owners buy and sell businesses and companies that operate both locally and nationally.  This transactional experience includes assisting with the: sale of a large South… Read more


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Lauren Crosby

Lauren is an Associate Director in our disputes team. With over a decade of experience specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution; Lauren’s clients rely on her to deliver commercial certainty in disputes negotiation. Lauren is known for her practical, organised and no nonsense approach to disputes resolution. Lauren has acted for individuals and private entities… Read more


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Michael Garry

Michael is an experienced corporate lawyer who has advised some of Australia’s biggest corporates and funds on their most complex and strategically critical transactions.


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Rebecca Halkett

Rebecca is our resident competition and consumer law specialist, having acted on behalf of the ACCC in a number of prosecutions and for large companies in ensuring compliance and resolving breaches.


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Tim Hall

The Director of our Commercial Team, Tim has over 25 years’ experience in the legal industry. Tim is a no-nonsense thinker who has developed long standing relationships with key clients across a range of industries.


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Scott Hunt

Scott provides advice on a wide variety of transactions in areas such as construction, FMCG, agribusiness and health and medical.


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Max Jamieson

With experience working on a range of complex transactions, Max is a graduate lawyer in our corporate and commercial teams at Kain Lawyers. Max provides a wide variety of advice across different practice areas. He has assisted on a large restructure of a property portfolio held by an international funds manger as well as a… Read more


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John Kain

As the name suggests, John is the founder of Kain Lawyers, but that is just one string to his bow. John has an enviable reputation in M&A, corporate and equity capital markets law.


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Megan Lowe

Megan is a lawyer in our disputes team. With extensive research experience gained through her clerkships at three top-tier disputes firms, Megan has the case knowledge ready to apply to commercial disputes.   Megan’s experience includes a 6 months internship at the United Nations in the Netherlands and since her admission, includes matters in both… Read more


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Ben Markowski

With solid in-house experience and a talent for simplifying complex commercial issues, Ben is familiar with what business owners, senior managers and in-house legal teams want – concise and value adding commercial and legal advice. Ben’s passion is in driving commercial outcomes that foster business success and growth, and has a particular interest in assessing… Read more


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Alyce Ricciardi

Alyce describes herself as a corporate problem solver.  With over 7 years of experience at a top tier global law firm in Adelaide and Melbourne, and more recently at the magic circle Slaughter and May in London, she brings a breadth of knowledge to her practice that helps her pre-empt, manage and solve complex issues… Read more


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Shaun Scott

Shaun is a lawyer working with the commercial and corporate teams at Kain Lawyers. Shaun adopts a pragmatic approach to law with an emphasis on providing commercial outcomes for clients. Shaun has a broad range of legal experience including the sale and purchase of businesses and companies, commercial and corporate transactions, preparing and reviewing all… Read more


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Freya Sinickas

Freya is accessible, practical and provides clear, commercial advice on time and on budget. Before joining Kain Lawyers, Freya gained 3 years experience at a boutique Adelaide firm working across a range of industries and practice areas including Commercial Transactions and Disputes, Employment and Succession Planning. With a broad range of experience, Freya knows what… Read more


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Brian Vuong

Brian is an experienced corporate lawyer who has advised high profile clients on public and private M&A transactions, corporate restructures, major projects and general corporate law.