Irfan Ebrahim

Irfan Ebrahim is a Senior Associate in our Construction litigation team. Prior to joining Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers, Irfan worked in Abu Dhabi for a top tier law firm headquartered in Singapore.

Irfan brings with him a wealth of experience, having practiced law in three different jurisdictions. Irfan’s main area of practice is in construction law and he has advised and acted for principals, contractors, sub-contractors and engineers with respect to both front end and back end construction law matters. Some of Irfan’s notable matters include:

  • acting for and providing legal advice to a real estate developer with respect to a number of
    large-scale real estate projects;
  • advising a multinational corporation with respect to a $76 million construction dispute; and
  • successfully acting for a subcontractor in a claim made against a main contractor in an arbitration where the total amount in dispute was $45 million.

Irfan has authored the Legal Advisor Column in a popular weekly publication in Abu Dhabi. He has also presented papers at seminars and workshops.

  • Construction disputes
  • Construction contracts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes University, 2003)
  • Bachelor of Law (Rhodes University, 2005)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law, 2008)
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales (2009)

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Zoe Kansky

Zoe holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Queensland and completed her Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the Queensland University of Technology. Zoe joined the criminal law team in 2017 whilst completing her degree and practical legal training and was employed as a lawyer with RCR following her admission.

Zoe has developed strong advocacy skills through appearing before Magistrates Courts across Brisbane and the Coast for pleas of guilty for summary offences. She has a proven track record of successfully obtaining bail for clients who have been remanded in custody. She also regularly engages experienced Counsel before the Supreme and District Courts for sentences for indictable offences and jury trials as required.

Zoe has acted in a wide range of matters representing clients charged with drug offences, rape, assault occasioning bodily harm, torture, burglary, wounding, driving offences and domestic violence offences.

Please do not hesitate to contact Zoe on 0401 917 689 to discuss your criminal matters.

  • Assault;
  • Bail Applications;
  • Choking and strangulation;
  • Domestic violence offences;
  • Drug possession, supply and trafficking;
  • Enter premises/Burglary offences;
  • Rape;
  • Serious Assault;
  • Sexual Assault;
  • Show cause submissions;
  • Stalking;
  • Stealing/Fraud Offences;
  • Torture;
  • Traffic Offences;
  • Wilful Damage;
  • Wounding
  • Bachelor of Business Management with Distinction from the University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from The College of Law
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

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Ellen Nowland

Ellen is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation and Recoveries teams at Rostron Carlyle Rojas Lawyers. Prior to working at Rostron Carlyle Rojas, Ellen worked as a paralegal for a boutique law firm which specialized in commercial debt recovery.

Ellen has worked with a number of clients ranging from debt purchasers, creditors, small to medium businesses and public companies. Ellen consistently aims to provide practical and commercial advice to each client.

In her role as an Associate in the Recoveries team, Ellen appears on creditors petitions and winding up proceedings as well as providing commercial advice on the viability of various enforcement proceedings. Ellen has appeared on a number of occasions (both contested and uncontested) in both Federal and State Courts, as well as various mediations and settlement conferences.

  • Debt Recovery;
  • Commercial Litigation;
  • Insolvency (Corporate & Personal);
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Bachelor of Laws (Bond University, 2012)
  • Bachelor of International Relations (Bond University, 2012)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Bond University, 2013)
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of ARITA (Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association)
  • Member of WIRQ (Women in Insolvency & Restructuring Queensland)

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Anna Gunning-Stevenson

Anna Gunning-Stevenson is an Associate and Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1797244) in our Migration team.

She has been working in the migration industry since 2016. Anna is a committed member of the migration team and has travelled to India previously to advise business migration clients. She is a dynamic lawyer who is proactive in seeking innovative solutions for her clients, and is highly organised in managing client files.

She is experienced and well versed in dealing with the many different migration related issues. Anna provides advice in all areas of migration, including visa applications, visa compliance, visa refusals and appeals, visa cancellations and citizenship applications.

Anna also assists on a number of matters within our Commercial team.

  • Assessing your migration options
  • Preparation and lodgment of:
    • Business visas
    • Family visas
    • Employer Sponsored visas
    • Skilled visas
    • Refugee and humanitarian visas
    • Student visas
    • Visitor visas
    • Citizenship applications
  • Assisting clients with visa compliance issues
  • Appealing visa refusals and employer nomination refusals
  • Advocating for clients facing visa cancellation
  • Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours, UQ
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

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Peter Lee

Peter has more than 40 years experience in the migration industry.  He worked in the Department of Immigration in Canberra and overseas for nearly 25 years (1979-2003). During this time, he had 6 postings with the department (Kuala Lumpur [twice], Colombo, Beijing, San Francisco and Shanghai) where he headed the Visa Section in his last 5 postings. In 1991 he was awarded the Department of Immigration’s Australia Day medallion for service to the department.

Since April 2004, he has worked as a MARA accredited migration lawyer in Canberra, Gold Coast and currently in Brisbane (MARN 0427478). He has previously taught the Graduate Certificate in Migration Law at the Australian National University to people wanting to be migration agents (2007-2010). Since 2010 he has taught Immigration & Refugee Law at Griffith University at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also the Convener of the St Vincent de Paul Migration Advice Service, a free advisory service to the poor and needy in South East Queensland.

He has represented clients successfully in the Department of Immigration, and the Migration Review Tribunal. Peter has assisted clients from all over the world, and across all the visa programs.

  • Master in Law (Legal Practice) Australian National University 2006
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) University of Canberra 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) Canberra College of Advanced Education 1979
  • Graduate Diploma in Librarianship Canberra College of Advanced Education 1976
  • Bachelor of Arts Australian National University 1974
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of ACT
  • Member of the Law Society of Queensland
  • Member of Migration Institute of Australia
  • Member of Migration Alliance

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Klevis Kllogjri

Klevis is an Associate at Rostron Carlyle Rojas’ Sydney Property, Corporate & Commercial Law practice. Klevis joined Rostron Carlyle Rojas in early 2017 and has since acted for a variety of clients including high net worth individuals and large corporations.

Klevis works closely with his clients and is passionate about helping them grow their business and ensuring their interests are always protected. In providing comprehensive and prompt legal advice, Klevis assists his clients from the early stages of establishing their business, to dispute resolution where necessary.

  • Retail and Commercial Leasing;
  • Assisting start-ups;
  • Franchising;
  • All areas of property law including residential, commercial and retail development;
  • Business law including shareholder agreements and a variety of contractor agreements;
  • Litigation and various appearances in NCAT, Local Court, Supreme Court, District Court and High Court;
  • Loan agreements and related securities;
  • Trusts; and
  • Disputes and recovery of debts.
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Institute of Professional Legal Studies – New Zealand.
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Wellington High Court, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Sam O’Connor

Samantha has been employed at Rostron Carlyle Rojas since June 2015 and has been a valued member of our criminal law team since 2016.

Samantha regularly appears and instructs counsel before the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court for bail applications, trials and sentences. Sam has experience in a variety of criminal law matters ranging from traffic matters, to assault charges, to drug related offences and confiscations proceedings.

Samantha is a highly approachable lawyer and assists her clients to understand and navigate the complex court process. Samantha is dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for her clients and works hard to ensure that their rights are protected at all times.

  • Assault
  • Bail Applications
  • Choking
  • Confiscations proceedings
  • Drug related offences
  • Enter premises/burglary offences
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Parole Show Cause Submissions
  • Serious Assault Police Officer
  • Sex Offences
  • Stealing/Fraud Offences
  • Traffic Offences
  • Weapons Offences
  • Wilful Damage
  • Work Licences
  • Wounding
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from The College of Law
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

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Stephanie Bonnici

Stephanie was admitted as a Solicitor in 2015 having completed a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Justice (Distinction) and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology.

Stephanie acts for clients in all matters of property law, such as the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties in Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. She also acts in Wills and Estate Planning matters, including preparing wills and powers of attorney for clients and applying for grants of probate.

She is highly motivated, determined and prides herself on her attention to detail. Stephanie’s commitment to best practice ensures our clients receive professional, stress-free service.

  • Property Law
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws, QUT
  • Bachelor of Justice (Distinction), QUT
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, QUT
  • Bachelor of Laws, QUT
  • Bachelor of Justice (Distinction), QUT
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, QUT

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Tyronne Thomas

Tyronne has been working in the area of criminal law since early 2014. He initially worked for a Specialist Criminal Law Firm for over 3 years before commencing his employment with Rostron Carlyle Rojas in June 2017. During this time, he has appeared in a range of matters in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court. Tyronne specialises in all types of criminal law matters, whether it be drink driving offences, drug trafficking offences, property related offences or murder.

Tyronne has been involved in a number of complex criminal trials in the District and Supreme Courts instructing Counsel. He has a unique ability to patiently and succinctly explain the Court process to clients so that they stay well informed at each stage of their matter.

Tyronne also specialises in bail applications both in the Magistrates and Supreme Courts. He has a successful track record in obtaining bail for his clients in the Supreme Court without the extra cost of engaging Counsel.

Tyronne ensures that his clients can contact him at any time on his mobile 0408 760 860 as he understands that people can be charged and arrested after hours.

  • Drug related matters including trafficking
  • Stalking
  • Grievous bodily harm and other assault matters
  • Robbery offences
  • Sex Offences
  • Kidnapping
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business (Management) with Distinction from the Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

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Ying Tay

Ying is an Associate in our Property and Commercial Team. Her key practice areas include property transactions including buying or selling developed commercial property, residential and commercial development sites, hotels or rural property, and residential sales and purchases.

Her work also includes providing advice on contractual issues in transactional works, contractual negotiations, due diligence, foreign investment review board applications and submissions. Ying also has experience in commercial leasing transactions for both landlord and tenant including drafting of lease documentation, complex negotiations and enforcing obligations of a lease. Her experience in this area includes commercial leases for office towers owners, shopping centre owners, commercial property owners, and retail premises.

Ying also has extensive experience in assisting international investors in their investment and business ventures in Australia. She has a strong understanding of the needs and requirements of off-shore investors, and is an effective communicator (fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese) to her foreign clients. She manages her client‘s business interests with personal commitment. Her commercial and practical approach to negotiation of transactions makes her a trusted and valued adviser to her clients.

  • Transactional property works ranging from acquisition or sale of commercial to residential property;
  • Development works ranging from small to large scale development projects (from land acquisition due diligence, council’s development approvals, subdivision of land, drafting of off-the plan contracts and disclosures, attending to registrations and conveyancing of the sale of each proposed lot);
  • Commercial and retail shop leasing matters;
  • Joint venture agreements, project management agreements, shareholders agreements;
  • Foreign Investment Review Board applications;
  • Purchase or sale of business; and
  • Advice in transactional commercial matters.
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), UQ
  • Bachelor of Commerce, UQ
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, QUT
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

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