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About Lara Legal

Bernadette Lara – Principal Lawyer

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

The Lara Legal client care ethos

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.

Competitive rates:  At Lara Legal we don’t have the overheads of many law firms and so, our fees are very competitive.


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