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LOD Legal

Practical advice from lawyers who know your world

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What is LOD Legal?

We’re a law firm staffed exclusively by highly commercial in-house experienced lawyers. They combine technical expertise with an understanding of your business.

You get clear, concise, quality advice from lawyers who ‘get it’, without the over-lawyering of many traditional law firms.

From legal advice to risk and compliance support, we've got you covered.

LOD Legal is great for

  • Fit-for-purpose legal advice
  • Cost certainty
  • Ad-hoc capacity or expertise
  • Risk & Compliance support


Benefits of LOD Legal

Easy, practical & flexible support

Treat us like an extension of your team. Briefing us is quick and easy – removing not creating barriers. We focus on clear practical advice that you won’t need to translate for your business.

Tap into our support as and when you need it, for any type of expertise and experience level you need.

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Get time for your priorities

We take the BAU when you’re stretched or the specialised work if you have a capability gap.

That way we can help you and your team focus on your strategic priorities by covering the work you can’t or shouldn’t be doing yourself.

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We understand your world

Our legal team has worked in-house and has been in your shoes.

They have first-hand experience of the challenges and pressure you and your business face and know you need clear, commercial advice.

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How we work with you

Advisory

Fit-for-purpose, quality and timely advisory services. Delivered by business-minded lawyers.

Retainer

Fixed fee monthly arrangements within agreed scope and parameters.

Virtual Corporate Counsel

Outsourced legal function, if you don’t have an internal team. Managed by a single point of contact.

Meet some of our legal experts

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Graham Anderson

20+ years, Corporate & Commercial

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Graham Anderson

Corporate & Commercial

Graham has over 20 years of experience in corporate, IT/software, M&A and finance across Australia and Asia. He has worked with BP and ran his own consulting and investment management business in Melbourne. During his time in Asia, he worked at Japan’s most prominent law firm and then at a global investment bank.

Graham began his career at Gadens Ridgeway (now part of Norton Rose) and is admitted to practise law in Australia and New York.

Find out more about Graham
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Gemma Cullis

20+ years, Commercial & IP

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Gemma Cullis

Commercial & IP

Gemma has over 20 year’s legal experience, both contentious and non-contentious, gained in private practice and in-house, first at Sky and later at British Gas and Centrica. Gemma is a general commercial lawyer with specialist experience in intellectual property, advertising and marketing law and sponsorship. She managed British Gas/Centrica’s intellectual property portfolios, and was responsible for the legal aspects of British Gas’ sponsorship of British Swimming including the Olympics.

Find out more about Gemma
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Gemma Lally

15+ years, Commercial

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Gemma Lally

Commercial

Gemma has more than 15 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, over 10 of these in-house.
She started at BP Lubricants, worked in the wind energy industry and then at Superdry. With LOD her clients have included EE and the Royal British legion. Gemma has dealt with a wide variety of matters including sponsorship, brand ambassador and IT services agreements, reviewing advertising materials for legal compliance, preparing Clearcast clearance documents for TV adverts and creating Ts&Cs for new mobile phone products.

Find out more about Gemma
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Lauren Smith

10+ years, Commercial

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Lauren Smith

Commercial

Lauren is senior lawyer experienced in complex commercial, corporate and strategic legal matters, both in private practice and in-house. She is passionate about improving the efficiency of legal and operational teams and has an MBA (UQ) (Deans Honour Roll). She’s a skilled people manager with experience building client and senior management relationships. Her expertise includes commercial, corporate & business advisory across a wide range of company sizes and industries. She also has experience in employment, dispute resolution & litigation, and property, as well as legal team change & automation.

Find out more about Lauren
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Emma Yim

20+ years, Corporate & Commercial

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Emma Yim

Corporate & Commercial

Emma has extensive experience in corporate, commercial, banking and FS. Her clients range from start-ups to ASX listed companies and she advises on acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, AFSL issues amongst other matters. Emma previously worked at Clayton Utz, Allens Linklaters, Babcock & Brown and CapitaLegal. She also brings experience across Europe and Australia seconded into Borloo Saigne et Associés, Allen Overy, Allianz, Suncorp Group, Xero and Domain Group.

Find out more about Emma
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Graham Anderson

Corporate & Commercial

Graham has over 20 years of experience in corporate, IT/software, M&A and finance across Australia and Asia. He has worked with BP and ran his own consulting and investment management business in Melbourne. During his time in Asia, he worked at Japan’s most prominent law firm and then at a global investment bank.

Graham began his career at Gadens Ridgeway (now part of Norton Rose) and is admitted to practise law in Australia and New York.

Find out more about Graham
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Gemma Cullis

Commercial & IP

Gemma has over 20 year’s legal experience, both contentious and non-contentious, gained in private practice and in-house, first at Sky and later at British Gas and Centrica. Gemma is a general commercial lawyer with specialist experience in intellectual property, advertising and marketing law and sponsorship. She managed British Gas/Centrica’s intellectual property portfolios, and was responsible for the legal aspects of British Gas’ sponsorship of British Swimming including the Olympics.

Find out more about Gemma
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Gemma Lally

Commercial

Gemma has more than 15 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, over 10 of these in-house.
She started at BP Lubricants, worked in the wind energy industry and then at Superdry. With LOD her clients have included EE and the Royal British legion. Gemma has dealt with a wide variety of matters including sponsorship, brand ambassador and IT services agreements, reviewing advertising materials for legal compliance, preparing Clearcast clearance documents for TV adverts and creating Ts&Cs for new mobile phone products.

Find out more about Gemma
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Lauren Smith

Commercial

Lauren is senior lawyer experienced in complex commercial, corporate and strategic legal matters, both in private practice and in-house. She is passionate about improving the efficiency of legal and operational teams and has an MBA (UQ) (Deans Honour Roll). She’s a skilled people manager with experience building client and senior management relationships. Her expertise includes commercial, corporate & business advisory across a wide range of company sizes and industries. She also has experience in employment, dispute resolution & litigation, and property, as well as legal team change & automation.

Find out more about Lauren
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Emma Yim

Corporate & Commercial

Emma has extensive experience in corporate, commercial, banking and FS. Her clients range from start-ups to ASX listed companies and she advises on acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, AFSL issues amongst other matters. Emma previously worked at Clayton Utz, Allens Linklaters, Babcock & Brown and CapitaLegal. She also brings experience across Europe and Australia seconded into Borloo Saigne et Associés, Allen Overy, Allianz, Suncorp Group, Xero and Domain Group.

Find out more about Emma

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In Australia, LOD Legal is the name of the legal practice of LOD Services Pty Ltd ABN 36 602 692 151: Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

In the UK, LOD Legal provides legal advice and services to clients. LOD Legal lawyers are individually regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Please note that this authorisation and regulation does not extend to LOD Legal itself. For more details of LOD Legal and its services please contact LOD. For more information on the rules on the authorisation and regulation of England and Wales solicitors and organisations please see www.sra.org/consumers.

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