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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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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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Stefan Harris

With a background in corporate finance, Stefan brings a pragmatic and commercial approach to working with clients to understand their goals and drivers, create opportunities and deliver agreed outcomes. Stefan is a lawyer working in our corporate and commercial practices, specialising in the areas of private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, corporate advisory and… Read more


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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Stuart Jackson

With extensive property experience across multiple jurisdictions and industries, Stuart’s clients rely on him to provide sound commercial advice across all property classes. Not only restricted to property transactions, Stuart’s commercial experience and acumen also ensure that he understands his client’s strategic objectives. Stuart is an outstanding property lawyer having acted on a broad range… Read more

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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


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

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

Accessible, practical and passionate, Freya provides clear, commercial advice for her clients Freya enjoys getting to know her client’s business – what their key concerns are and how they like to operate. This has seen her become the trusted advisor to a number of local and interstate businesses on their day-to-day commercial issues. With a… Read more

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Sara Ucci

Sara is a young and passionate lawyer in the Corporate Team. She has assisted clients operating locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of mergers and acquisitions.   Sara sees value in understanding a client’s entire business, to provide specialised & holistic solutions. She enjoys working with clients to understand their priorities and identify solutions… 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.