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Jason Wenning

Jason is one of Canberra’s most outstanding commercial lawyers with an impressive list of local, national and international clients. He commenced his legal career in 2004 and has since gained extensive experience in all aspects of commercial law, most notably working for eight years at a national law firm…

John Chamberlain

John is one of Canberra’s most talented property lawyers, with 19 years’ experience in residential and commercial property law. John began his legal career working in various areas of criminal, family, commercial, property, estate-planning and personal-injury law. After two years of all-round training…

Elysia Beale

Elysia is a highly accomplished lawyer with more than 9 years’ experience in employment and commercial law. Elysia commenced her career working at a leading national law firm alongside Lexmerca Lawyers’ founding partner, Jason Wenning, who was so impressed by her dedication and quality of…

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Shaviv completed his LLB degree at the University of South Africa in 2005 and he was subsequently admitted as Solicitor with right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa. Later, Shaviv was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, Australia, and a Barrister & Solicitor of the…

Tom Barrington-Smith

Tom Barrington-Smith commenced his legal career when he was admitted in 2014 and has worked in Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution ever since with a particular focus on insolvency and turnaround. Over the years, Tom has managed to develop a diverse legal background by…

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Lara is a talented commercial lawyer, with more than five years’ experience practicing commercial and insurance law. Prior to graduating, Lara worked for many years as a Legal Assistant, positioning her well for her current career, which has seen her appear in the Magistrates and Supreme…

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Jin is an accomplished commercial and property lawyer with a growing list of trusted clientele. In 2016, he commenced his legal career at a boutique law firm in Canberra, where he built and managed a strong legal practice and quickly established himself as a leading team member…

David Toole

David is a highly experienced legal professional with more than 27 years’ experience practicing law in Canberra. After graduating with an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Sydney, David commenced his legal career in Sydney working for the international law firms of…

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Elena is a talented property and commercial lawyer, having built her skills and expertise working at boutique law firms across Sydney and Canberra. Joining Lexmerca Lawyers in 2021, Elena’s thorough approach and forensic eye for detail have strengthened the firm’s Property and Commercial Teams…

Kayla Brewer

Kayla is an up-and-coming lawyer, having been admitted to practice by the ACT Supreme Court in 2017. She joined Lexmerca Lawyers as a paralegal in 2016, where she worked diligently to grow her practical experience whilst finalising her studies. This put her in a prime position for a full-time…

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Celie is a Commercial Litigation lawyer dedicated to improving her client’s experience through practical solutions, effective communication and unwavering commitment. Celie deals with disputes relating to Employment Law, Property Law, Building and Construction…

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Rebecca is one of Canberra’s most highly regarded lawyers with more than 10 years’ experience in property law. Her expansive career has included time at a national law firm; large corporate firm, Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers; and a stint at one of Canberra’s largest property developers…

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Cindy is a property and commercial lawyer dedicated to providing exceptional legal service to her clients.

Cindy completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology at the Australian National University and…

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Scott is quite fresh-faced to Canberra, moving up from Melbourne to join the litigation team at Lexmerca Lawyers at the tail end of 2022. He has shown a keen willingness to learn from many of the talented lawyers at Lexmerca and has hit the ground running with his ability to assist in the handling…

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Mina is a commercial and property lawyer, with a focus on providing excellent legal service and client experience. Mina is admitted to practice as a Legal Practitioner at the ACT Supreme Court, having completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the ANU and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at…

Eranga

Eranga is a dynamic and dedicated lawyer who practices in real estate, mainly commercial leasing and conveyancing, and residential conveyancing. He is an ANU Laws and Economics graduate and was admitted to practice in October 2022. Before then he clerked at the firm in the conveyancing team.

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Sharon is a highly experienced conveyancing professional with more than 30 years under her belt working across ACT and NSW residential and commercial conveyancing matters. This includes holding a managerial role within a local residential building company…

Sarah Coventry

Sarah is a passionate, much-valued conveyancing manager with a wealth of experience and an excellent reputation earned from more than 10 years of undertaking ACT and NSW transactions. Sarah works across residential and commercial conveyancing, her expertise extending…

Mackenzie

Mackenzie fulfills a vital support role, closely assisting solicitors with their commercial leasing work and all areas of conveyancing administration. Continually monitoring the progress of processes and procedures involving third parties, Mackenzie works tirelessly to improve turnaround…

Olivia Muscat

Olivia is a third year Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Laws student who joined Lexmerca Lawyers as a paralegal in 2019. Her enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn have seen her assist in commercial, industrial and retail leasing transactions; estate planning…

Nick

Nick is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce degree at the ANU. Lexmerca always recognises the benefit of a Paralegal’s contemporary perspective and thirst for knowledge. Nick’s contribution to the support team is therefore very…

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Haylie is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Canberra and is our newest litigation team member, joining Lexmerca in early 2023. Haylie works collaboratively with the litigation team as a Paralegal, assisting with legal research, drafting, ad hoc tasks, and supporting…

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Ryan is one of the newest additions to the Paralegal team at Lexmerca, joining the firm in early 2023. Ryan is currently in his penultimate year of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree at the ANU. Ryan has a keen interest in Commercial Litigation and Intellectual…

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Theviya is a second-year Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student at ANU who joined Lexmerca Lawyers in 2023. She is incredibly enthusiastic in assisting with a range of commercial matters including employment matters and property leasing transactions. Her positive attitude and strong…

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Mia is studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the ANU, and has previously studied at Maastricht University Faculty of Law in the Netherlands.

She joined Lexmerca as a paralegal in our…

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Sachi joined the Lexmerca team in 2022. Having an academic background in both law and mathematics, and working in the legal field for more than 4 years, have been immensely helpful in assisting the Lexmerca team by managing the firm’s trust account, and overseeing the firm’s…