Stanislav is the founder and managing director of Source.
In 2011, Stanislav founded Source Legal to enable smaller and medium-sized businesses to have access to practical, proactive and agreed price legal support.
Stanislav advises and represents numerous clients in the construction, infrastructure, mining services and labour hire industries, including Brookfield, Pybar and Ambition Group.
Stanislav’s areas of expertise span contract law, construction law, dispute resolution and implementing high quality compliance and training programs.
Prior to establishing Source, Stanislav worked in senior in-house legal roles with leading multinational engineering, energy and construction companies – Alstom, Areva and Lend Lease.
Stanislav always approaches legal advice with pragmatism and a sharp focus on resolving problems. His clients also appreciate his ability to maintain a sense of humour!
Stephen is the Chairman of Source.
Stephen has a strong leadership history in professional services, with extensive experience consulting and advising on transformation across legal services and investment banking. He was a Managing Partner with PwC for 14 years, international CEO and main board director of Cardno, a major listed professional services group, and has held leadership positions across the sector. Stephen has deep expertise in psychology, and a unique level of experience working with professional services M&A, and equity capital markets, particularly those operating in the legal services, engineering, environment and management consulting arenas.
Stephen also has a particular passion for human rights and social justice, which is reflected in his role as chairman of impact investment advisory firm Symon Capital and his role on the Amnesty International 2020 Council.
Sean heads Source’s employment law and litigation practices.
Sean’s areas of experience include:
- All areas of employment law, including drafting employment contracts, drafting policies and procedures, restructuring, termination of employment, redundancies, unfair dismissal, adverse action, employment-related litigation, post-employment restrictions, fiduciary duties, transfer of business, awards and enterprise agreements;
- Conducting commercial litigation in in the areas of employment, contract law, corporate law, competition and consumer law.
Prior to joining Source, Sean worked for 10 years in litigation and employment law at international law firm Baker & McKenzie, servicing corporates in a wide range of industries, including engineering, construction, mining, IT and consulting.
Sean provides legally incisive and pragmatic advice to his clients.
Fiona is an experienced senior lawyer and company secretary. Fiona advises and represents numerous clients in the construction, engineering, professional services, manufacturing, mining services, labour hire and other industries.
Fiona’s areas of expertise span contract law, construction law, dispute resolution, corporate law and governance, including compliance with the ASX Listing Rules.
Prior to joining Source, Fiona worked as general counsel and company secretary of several ASX listed entities. With over 19 years’ experience across in-house and private practice, Fiona is highly commercial, adaptable and legally savvy. She enjoys partnering with clients to deliver real outcomes and results.
Hayley heads up Source HR – our Human Resources consulting service.
Hayley’s areas of expertise include implementing HR & recruitment functions, increasing productivity, building effective management, reducing attrition, advising on employment legislation, and providing change management solutions.
Hayley is a commercially astute HR expert with extensive business partnering capability and a thorough understanding of how to provide effective solutions for HR pain-points.
Prior to joining Source, Hayley worked for over nine years in HR management roles for growing SMEs. Her last role was Head of HR for a global ASX listed recruitment company. Prior to starting her HR career, Hayley worked as a recruitment consultant for five years.
Joanna is a senior HR consultant, with deep experience in the technology and start-up sectors.
Joanna has both a strategic and hands-on approach, with nearly 20 years across recruitment, generalist HR, as well as learning & development. Joanna’s particular expertise is in organisational culture, with an emphasis on learning & development and coaching. She is focused on creating sustainable, cost effective programs woven into strategic outcomes, that accelerate the growth of leadership and other targeted capabilities to drive improved business performance.
Prior to joining Source, Joanna’s previous roles include Head of People for Australia at ThoughtWorks, HR Manager for a tech start up where she set up the entire HR function, and different HR roles at Suncorp.
Kate is an exceptional finance professional with extensive experience in executive and senior management roles in a wide range of industries, including software, logistics and manufacturing.
Kate’s expertise covers financial management, strategy, IPO preparation, financial modelling, budgeting and forecasting, sales commission structuring, cost streamlining, KPI setting and business decision support.
Prior to joining Source, Kate was the CFO of WiseTech, one of the leading global Australian software companies valued at over $8b.
Michael is a highly experienced CFO, with experience at both private and public companies, as well as running his own successful chartered firm for many years. Michael’s expertise supports clients with a variety of finance related issues, including audit, debt and equity structuring, liaising with boards of directors and external parties, such as investors, banks, auditors, and the ATO.
Michael has mentored many finance professionals at his client firms into becoming highly successful financial controllers and CFOs, and helping them with the day to day running of their finance functions.
Julie heads up Source’s communications and marketing.
Julie’s areas of expertise include strategic corporate communications, client relations, brand management, employee culture and change initiatives, PR, and small business marketing.
Julie is responsible for Source’s brand in the market, focused on creating opportunities for more businesses to benefit from Source’s unique approach to value-based legal services.
Prior to joining Source, Julie worked for 15 years in senior communications roles with leading multinational companies, including HP, Dimension Data and Accenture.
Lutful delivers strategic financial management advice and services that deliver immediate and ongoing benefits to our clients’ bottom line.
Lutful’s areas of expertise include financial control and management, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, identifying key business drivers, cost rationalisation, margin and efficiency improvement, local and international compliance risk management, financial modelling, and business valuation for M&As.
Prior to joining Source, Lutful held senior finance roles in ASX-listed and international companies, and led the finance function of major projects in developing countries, as well as played a key role in successful start-ups.
Elena advises clients in the IT, recruitment and labour hire, energy, construction, services and manufacturing industries.
Elena’s areas of expertise include contract law in general, with a focus on IT services (Managed Services, cloud, software, datacentre services, data security), sales and procurement. Elena also has experience with government procurement tenders and contracts, tender management, employment law and business immigration.
Prior to joining Source, Elena worked as a contracts manager for an IT systems integrator and as a solicitor at a general legal practice.
Dawn heads Source’s corporate law practice and advises clients on business acquisitions and disposals, shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance and compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 and the ASX Listing Rules.
Prior to joining Source, Dawn worked as a Senior Associate in Norton Rose Fulbright’s corporate law team. Dawn also previously worked at leading international law firms, Baker & McKenzie and DLA Piper. Dawn has successfully completed numerous corporate transactions and secondments to Telstra, Vale, Sugar Research Australia and Tourism Queensland.
Michael has over 20 years of experience as a senior commercial lawyer in both the private and public sectors, advising clients from a vast range of industries, including information technology, bio-technology, energy, broadcasting, education, automotive, manufacturing and entertainment.
Michael’s areas of expertise include contract law, corporate law, corporate structuring (including across multiple jurisdictions), information technology, intellectual property, research & development grants and privacy law. Michael is also a registered Australian Migration Agent, and specialises in helping skilled migrants and entrepreneurs to immigrate to Australia.
Michael lives both in Israel and Australia and is deeply involved, both as an entrepreneur and a lawyer, in the start-up and technology innovation scenes in both countries.
Trish has extensive knowledge and experience in commercial law, a strong focus on employment law, and deep experience in conducting workplace investigations for clients. Trish works with clients in all sectors, including financial services, media, healthcare, technology, FMCG, logistics, recruitment, education, and hospitality. Trish brings a commercial and business focus to all of her work, and is adept at delivering practical, timely and pragmatic advice to clients from SMEs to major corporations.t
Previously, Trish worked for global law firm Baker & McKenzie, before spending a number of years working in-house for large multinationals.
Sharon’s areas of expertise include company secretarial and corporate governance services, handling complex multidisciplinary (legal, tax and governance) matters and undertaking compliance, legal and risk audits and due diligence.
Sharon has provided company secretarial and compliance services to clients, including WDS (construction and mining services) and Ebony Coal (resources).
Prior to joining Source, Sharon worked as company secretary and corporate counsel for an engineering energy group, WorleyParsons Limited (an ASX50 company).
Amelie’s areas of expertise include contract law, intellectual property licensing and international law.
Amelie advises clients in the equipment supply, services, construction, manufacturing and energy industries, including Marubeni-Itochu, Permagard, Living Edge and Dynamiq Assist.
Prior to joining Source, Amelie worked in senior in-house legal roles for leading multinational companies in the telecommunications, energy and engineering industries such as Alcatel, Areva and Schneider Electric.
Amelie is a native French speaker and is actively involved with the French business community in Australia.
Eduard was admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW in February 2020, after completing his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Juris Doctor (JD) degree at the University of Sydney. This follows a Politics & International Relations degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Eduard supports our broader legal team in a wide range of areas, including contracts, disputes and corporate law.
Prior to joining Source, Eduard worked as a Legal Trainee in Refugee Advice & Casework Services in Sydney, as a Legal Intern in KPMG in the Ukraine and as a Paralegal in Shanghai Hanglung Law Office in Shanghai.
Eduard also has IT expertise, and is currently completing a coding course in the University of Sydney.
Ashleigh is a commercially focussed employment relations professional, with experience across the Government, Retail, FMCG, Supply Chain and Financial Services industries.
Ashleigh has strong experience in the operational aspects of HR and is an ER/IR subject matter expert. Ashleigh is an excellent communicator, tenacious in her approach, and passionate about delivering pragmatic solutions in line with HR best practice.
With a focus on cultivating a strong and effective relationship, Ashleigh partners with her clients to understand their needs, and support them to achieve an optimum result.
Chantell is a qualified human resources professional with experience in all aspects of generalist HR. Working across a broad range of industries, Chantell specialises in workplace relations and has a passion for achieving commercially sound outcomes while ensuring legislative compliance.
Chantell holds a Masters of Human Resource Management and is currently completing her Graduate Certificate of Applied Law. Drawing on her formal training and practical experience, Chantell provides clients with a well-rounded approach to navigate strategic, operational and complex HR matters.