People

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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Madelaine Donovan

An emerging disputes lawyer, Madelaine is a fearless advocate for our clients both in and outside the courtroom and has experience in both complex and large matters.


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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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Mark Henderson

Mark is an experienced property and commercial lawyer with 15 years’ experience advising clients on their business and contractual arrangements, both in Australia and in the United Kingdom.


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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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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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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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Peter Smith

Peter, a meticulous lawyer with an impressive work ethic, has experience in advising clients across a range of industries on commercial agreements, corporate governance and commercial leasing.


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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.