Who we are

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We’re not here to tell you about legal technicalities.

We have a modern and progressive approach to law, our practice and how our firm is run.

Our job is to put ourselves in your shoes, understand what you’re trying to achieve and help you get there.

We’re accessible, down to earth and we speak plain English. No matter what your business needs, we’re just a phone call away.

Fair Legal Fees

We understand that legal costs are a business risk like any other. Our business is to manage that risk.  We like to agree fees upfront in order to give you certainty on your legal spend. 

Hourly billing has the potential to reward inefficiency.  We don’t agree with that!  

A personal touch

We approach the question of pricing with your specific needs and constraints in mind.

We want to enjoy our work, work with clients with similar values to us, and finish our day with a sense of genuine satisfaction and reward. 

Give us a try. We’re really quite nice. No, honestly, we are!

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The Team

Simone Tierney

Simone is recognised as being one of Australia’s best lawyers, including having been awarded the 2018 Excellence Award for Women in the Law, 2018 Sole Practitioner of the Year and Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Lawyer of the Year in 2017. She has also been named a finalist for General Counsel of the Year and FMCG Lawyer of the Year.

Simone is a wildly experienced commercial and IP lawyer with a fascinating background in very senior in-house roles. She has a passion for business, with particular expertise in highly regulated and emerging industries, FMCG, IT, Health and Data Protection.

She’s a Registered Trade Mark Attorney, a Company Secretary, a Fellow of the Governance Institute and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

There’s barely a law been made that Simone hasn’t read, digested and turned into a colour-coded table with matching napkins.

Clients love the care and attention, combined with loads of experience and knowledge, that she brings to every piece of work. You’ll love her too.

Kristina Arnott

With a background of complex international law experience in Sydney, Hong Kong and Asia, Kristina has serious expertise in the FMCG, pharmaceutical and health industries, and can tell you everything you need to know about FDA approvals, getting products to market, driverless cars and compliance with legislation in Kazakhstan. Smart like a fox and commercial as they come, she is the complete commercial lawyer for your business.

Her love of writing a green pen is on par with her passion for governance, compliance and mitigating risk but if you really want to see her excited, ask her to create the ultimate U2 concert playlist, or tell you about the time she met Bono.

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Refer a client and pay it forward

Help us to pay it forward with the gift of a chicken to families in need. 
If you refer an eligible client to us, we’ll make a donation in your name to www.oxfam.org.au. T’s & C’s apply.

Oxfam empowers families and entire communities with gifts in the form of practical resources that are needed to lift themselves out of poverty. 

If you refer a person or business to Lodestar Legal and they become a client and spend over $1,000 (ex GST) in the first month of becoming a client, we’ll make a $15 donation to Oxfam in your name. There’s no limit on the number of clients you can refer to qualify but please let us know of the referral so we can name your chicken!

When we make the donation we’ll ask for a chicken, but it’s possible that the money will be used to buy a goat, pig or something else, or to just generally help families grow more food, earn a sustainable income and access clean water and toilets. 

You, Lodestar Legal and Oxfam. Fighting Poverty together.