Source Legal2021-09-27T10:00:59+10:00

Source Legal

No unexpected charges. Just outstanding legal support.

In-house style legal services at an agreed price

Whether you want to have an on-tap legal team to meet all your ongoing business needs, or want to supplement your existing in-house resource, or you just need advice, Source Legal can help.


“Having a fixed monthly fee has evolved in our brain over time – it just makes sense. With Source, we essentially have an in-house legal team, and this has proven to be very powerful, particularly with urgent deadlines. For us, the biggest win with Source is the flexibility and the expedience of their speedy turnaround for advice and contract reviews.”

Brendan Green, CEO, GCG

Read how Source supports businesses like yours

Legal services for every business


Improve your contracts with customers, suppliers, partners and others. We review, draft and negotiate contracts of all types, including those for supply of goods, provision of services, construction, IT, distribution, agency and consultancy.

Our services include:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating all types of contracts, including:
    • contracts for supply of goods and provision of services;
    • construction contracts and subcontracts;
    • distribution and agency agreements;
    • consultancy, confidentiality and intellectual property licence agreements;
  • Advising on all consumer and competition law;
  • Reviewing and negotiating property leases;
  • Implementing training and compliance programs in areas such as contract law, competition law and anti-bribery law.

Employment law

Build a stronger workplace. Source Legal provides advice across the full spectrum of employment issues, from contracts and enterprise agreements through to dispute resolution and matters arising from transfers and restructuring. We manage termination, adverse action and post-employment-restriction matters.

Our services include:

  • Advising on all areas of employment law, including:
    • termination of employment, redundancies and unfair dismissal;
    • adverse action;
    • post-employment restrictions, confidentiality obligations and fiduciary duties;
    • awards and enterprise agreements;
  • Drafting employment contracts, enterprise agreements, policies and procedures;
  • Advising on employment matters resulting from restructuring and transfer of business;
  • Conducting employment-related litigation and dispute resolution.

Dispute resolution

Put yourself in the strongest possible position. Source Legal advises clients on resolving claims and disputes, and facilitates and conducts dispute resolution. We also manage litigation in areas such as contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and debt recovery.

Our services include:

  • Advising on and resolving legal claims and disputes;
  • Facilitating and conducting dispute resolution through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods;
  • Managing litigation in a wide range of areas, including contractual disputes, misrepresentation claims, shareholder disputes, debt recovery and statutory demands.

Corporate law

Get the fundamentals right for your business. We draft, review and negotiate all types of corporate agreements and provide advice on incorporation and compliance with the relevant Acts. As your company matures, we advise on mergers and acquisitions and share and option schemes.

Our services include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating shareholders’, partnership and joint venture agreements;
  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions and divestments of shares or assets;
  • Implementing employee share and option schemes;
  • Advising on compliance with the Corporations Act and ASX listing rules;
  • Company incorporations;
  • Company secretarial services, including:
    • Handling all statutory obligations, including reporting to ASIC;
    • Maintaining corporate registers;
    • Conducting board and shareholders’ meetings.

Meet Our Legal Team

Stanislav Roth

Founder and managing director

Stanislav is the founder and managing director of Source. An innovative thinker, exceptional commercial lawyer and pioneer in the legal industry, Stanislav leads the Source team and continues to evolve Source into a market leader.

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Sean Melbourne

Director and head of employment law

Sean is a director of Source and the head of employment law. Sean has 18 years’ experience advising employers on all aspects of employment law. He is known for his commercially astute advice and much loved down-to-earth style.

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Fiona Yiend

Senior commercial lawyer

Fiona is an experienced senior lawyer and company secretary, with expertise spanning contract law, construction law, dispute resolution, corporate law and governance, including compliance with the ASX Listing Rules.

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Dawn Carey

Senior corporate lawyer

Dawn heads Source’s corporate law practice and advises clients on business acquisitions and disposals, capital raisings, shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance and compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 and the ASX Listing Rules.

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Mark Sarakis

Senior commercial lawyer

Mark has extensive experience as a senior in-house lawyer in the construction and engineering industries. With deep expertise in engineering, contract and procurement law, as well as insurance and intellectual property, Mark supports clients with complex transactions and projects.

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Michael Cole

Michael Cole

Senior employment lawyer

Michael is an employment and safety law expert with extensive experience advising and representing employers in all areas of employment, industrial relations, and safety law.

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Elena Nelyubina

Commercial lawyer

Elena is a commercial lawyer with expertise in contract law and privacy, with a focus on IT and recruitment. A native Russian speaker, Elena also has experience with government procurement tenders and contracts, and tender management.

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Gavin Batcheler

Senior lawyer

Gavin has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer, having worked in private practice in Australia, UK, South East Asia and the Middle East and in-house as General Counsel. He has led complex M&A matters and has experience in a variety of industries including construction, infrastructure, resources and energy and technology.

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Kelsey Hunter

Senior employment lawyer

Kelsey is a senior employment lawyer who couples her top-tier legal background with experience as a senior HR professional, leading complex multi-year and multi-jurisdictional projects. Clients love her guidance not only on the law, but also on strategy and practical implementation.

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Emily Creak

Senior employment lawyer

Emily is an accredited workplace relations specialist, who works with businesses on the full range of workplace relations matters to achieve commercial, pragmatic solutions. Emily’s expertise includes providing advice, complex negotiations, litigation, and presenting educational seminars for employers.

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Angus Cameron

Senior Lawyer

Angus has extensive experience as an in-house lawyer with expertise in technology, commercial and regulatory law. He supports clients with technology contracts, privacy compliance and data protection, and intellectual property matters across a variety of industries.

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Tom Clarke

Commercial Lawyer

Tom is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience as an in-house counsel. He has expertise in commercial contracts, insurance law, dispute resolution and corporate governance, with industry experience in general insurance and sport.

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Catherine Tsai

Senior Lawyer

Catherine has more than 15 years of commercial law experience spanning the government and private sectors. With a focus on construction, infrastructure and technology.

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Charmaine Smit

Senior Property Lawyer

Charmaine is a senior property lawyer who couples her in-house and private practice background to provide prompt and commercially astute advice to clients with her understanding of commercial objectives.

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Kate Young


Kate has 3 years of legal experience in both in-house and private practice with a focus on commercial contracts, competition and consumer law, and corporate governance and compliance. Prior to joining Source, Kate worked as an in-house lawyer at Greencross Limited, and as a paralegal and as an assistant company secretary at Canon Australia.

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