Feel confident with an experienced team on your side
Lara Legal was founded by Bernadette Lara after over 20 years of experience working for medium to large law firms and as an in-house lawyer specialising in commercial law, as well as running her own small business outside of the law. Bernadette wanted to make big firm and big case expertise available to law firms who need help, to business owners, and for those needing support with estate planning and disability issues.
At Lara Legal, we use our expertise across consulting, commercial law, wills and estates and disability law to give you the confidence and cost-effective support you need. That means you’ll know your legal support needs are taken care of because our team has your best interests at heart.
Find out more about how we can help you:
Meet our Principal and Founder, Bernadette Lara
Bernadette completed her law degree at the University of Technology in Sydney and was admitted as a solicitor in 1993. Since her admission, Bernadette has practised for many years as a solicitor in New South Wales, working primarily in commercial litigation and insolvency in top tier law firms and as an in-house corporate counsel, for an international sports marketing company. More recently she has practised in Queensland in commercial law and litigation. Her approach has always been to provide legal services in an efficient, pragmatic and cost-effective way. Bernadette is admitted as a solicitor of the Australian High Court and can represent clients across the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts and Tribunals.
Bernadette also has an interest in advocacy and human rights for the neurodiverse and disabled with a particular focus on autism, having completed a Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies at Griffith University in 2015. She has associations with autism centres at Bond and Griffith Universities, Autism CRC and with Autism Gold Coast.
In 2016, Bernadette became a nationally accredited mediator, using a facilitative model which provides an opportunity to resolve a dispute outside the court system
We care: our commitment to you
At Lara Legal, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of service and care. This includes:
Be approachable and accessible
Lara Legal will listen and work to understand your legal needs, provide options and customise the best legal solution for your circumstances and communicate any progress in a timely manner. Clients can also rest assured they will always be dealing with the principal who is experienced and professional and who has a background in providing premium legal services to high end, corporate sector clientele.
Provide the best available legal solutions
Discuss all the available options to resolve your legal issues in a practical, simple and cost-effective manner. Our legal system can be difficult to navigate, at Lara Legal we can ease your concerns and provide you with legal options and advice in a straightforward and helpful manner.
Provide advice with a commercial focus
If you run a business, we deliver results which are commercially pragmatic and legal advice which is constructive and tailored to your ongoing business success.
At Lara Legal we don’t have the overheads of many law firms and so, our fees are very competitive.