SG Legal is focused on solutions for clients. Our goal is to provide you with:
The Right Advice
We aim to provide you with practical and succinct legal advice, based on your requirements.
We will provide you with a quote, which will be reasonable, and which we will adhere to.
We will give you a realistic time frame and stick to it.
If these cost or time frame need to change, we will talk to you about this as soon as we become aware of the reason for the change and seek your approval to proceed.
We will always aim to understand what you require and are committed to providing you with:
While advising on the law, we aim to provide you with practical commercial advice.
We aim to provide legal advice that is accurate, up-to-date, practical, succinct and addresses your requirements.
We will confirm your instructions and provide you with advice without the legalese.
Managing costs in any business can be a challenge, so we will always provide you with a fixed cost estimate up front. If for some reason the scope of our work changes, we will not incur costs beyond what we have quoted, without explaining to you what we believe has changed, and why additional costs are to be incurred. We will not proceed without your approval.
We will keep you updated regularly.
About Our Managing Director & Founder:
Dr Allison Stanfield
Allison has over 20 years experience as a lawyer and in business. As a lawyer, Allison specialises in commercial and technology law and her academic knowledge of the law is combined with a strong practical knowledge gained from years of experience in running a business. Allison's commercial law skills are enhanced by her entrepreneurial endeavours, having set up and run businesses, and her technology law skills stem from her years advising clients in computer forensics and electronic litigation. Allison can provide advice on technology and internet law and advice in commercial transactions.
Allison was first admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1993 and in New South Wales in 2004, and holds Bachelor, Masters and a Doctorate in Law (Allison's thesis was on the authentication of electronic evidence).
Prior to founding SG Legal, Allison founded and ran e.law, a niche legal technology business, which she started in 1999 when this unique field was first emerging. Using her background as a lawyer and former court Registrar, Allison focused on the legal and technology components of the business to build, and eventually sell, the business. During her time with e.law, Allison ran a number of large e.trials and e.discovery matters including the Oswal v ANZ litigation, the HIH Royal Commission, the Oil for Food Inquiry, the Air Cargo litigation and the Channel 7 v News Limited trial, to name a few. Allison also consulted to courts and tribunals on the implementation of technology, including the Federal Court of Australia, several state Supreme Courts and some international courts.
Allison has previously been a Telstra Business Women's finalist and an Outstanding Alumni at QUT.