Dr Allison Stanfield
Principal Lawyer & Founder
Allison has over 25 years' experience as a lawyer and in business. Allison advises business owners on all aspects of setting up, running, selling and acquiring businesses, and provides her clients with advice on corporate structure and property leasing. Known for her commercial and practical approach, Allison works closely with clients to understand their business and to provide workable solutions and strategic outcomes. Succession and estate planning is an important strategy for any business owner and Allison advises businesses and individuals on how best to protect their assets and wealth in an ever changing and increasingly regulated business environment.
In addition to her business law expertise, Allison also provides a range of technology law advice to clients including drafting and negotiating software development and licensing agreements, web and domain hosting agreements and intellectual property agreements.
Allison maintains a unique expertise in electronic evidence and is an expert in electronic contracts, electronic signatures and electronic discovery. In 2015, Allison completed her PhD in the authentication of electronic evidence. Allison has a list of publications, and also speaks regularly at conferences, seminars and on webinars.
In addition to running her practice, Allison lectures in Business Law with Charles Sturt University.
Prior to founding SG Legal, Allison founded and ran e.law, a niche legal technology company, and also worked in top-tier and mid-tier law firms and as Registrar of the Court of Appeal (Qld).
e.law won an iAward for innovation in court technology; Allison was instrumental in running a number of high profile technology court 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.