Hive Legal was founded by a group of experienced partners from large law firms who sought to redesign legal services, and to remove barriers to effective, connected thinking.

We are legal architects who craft innovative solutions for each client and matter to match the specific risk, commercial and legal demands with appropriate expertise and service delivery.

Our Team

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Andrew Brookes

Principal

Andrew is focussed on finding dynamic and innovative ways to deliver real value to clients, crafting meaningful legal solutions aligned with their wider strategic context.  Hive Legal’s openness to new ideas and approaches enables Andrew to consider broader policy, industry and market settings to frame decisions faced by corporate and government clients in regulated market sectors.

Daniel Hickman

Daniel Hickman

Special Counsel

Daniel works collaboratively with clients in order to understand their needs and deliver commercially focussed outcomes. Hive Legal’s flexible, collegiate and innovative environment allows Daniel to provide tailored legal solutions to a diverse range of clients in a timely and cost effective manner.

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David Reckenberg

Consultant

David considers that understanding client goals and challenges is the key to working together to add value. Hive Legal’s focus on truly adding value by partnering with clients to assist them to achieve key objectives enables David to utilise his over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector.

Ella Cannon

Ella Cannon

Senior Associate

Ella takes a collaborative approach in finding solutions to meet the needs of clients. Hive Legal’s commitment to innovation, and to finding better ways of performing legal services, enables Ella to better focus on client relationships and needs.

Email: ella.cannon@hivelegal.com.au
Mobile: +61 431 270 591

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Jacinda de Witts

Principal and Founder

Jacinda enjoys building sustainable relationships which allow her to work closely with her clients. Hive Legal’s model of offering enhanced access to senior practitioners and a compelling value proposition enables Jacinda to provide trusted advice to clients in industries such as health, government, public transport and energy.

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Jeremy Snow

Principal

Jeremy enjoys being part of the ‘end-to-end’ process with clients. Hive Legal’s focus on working collaboratively allows Jeremy to utilise his experience in complex contracting arrangements and strategic projects to deliver project efficiencies and long term benefits for clients.

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Joanna Green

Principal

Joanna is single minded in her belief in client led delivery of legal services which are truly tailored to a particular client’s needs. Hive Legal’s innovative approach, including value pricing and flexible methods of service delivery, empowers Joanna to understand and meet each individual client’s requirements.

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John Malon

Principal

For John being part of a business that has client outcomes as its key focus is of paramount importance. Hive Legal’s commitment to meeting the needs of its clients in a bold and innovative way encouraged John to return to his work as a leading adviser to the asset management and financial services industries.

Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

Operations Manager

Katie is engaged by a flexible and collaborative environment for the provision of legal services. Hive Legal’s unique business structure enables Katie to utilise her extensive local and overseas experience within the legal industry to design and manage the operational aspects of the Hive Legal business.

Email: katie.thompson@hivelegal.com.au
Landline: +61 3 8645 8401

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Lisa Splawa-Neyman

Lisa Splawa-Neyman

Special Counsel

Lisa is committed to understanding her clients’ businesses so that she can deliver strategic and practical solutions to complex and diverse legal issues. She enjoys being part of a collegiate workplace where emphasis is placed on client consultation, knowledge sharing and the provision of cost-effective and accessible legal services.

Melissa Lyon

Melissa Lyon

Associate Principal

Melissa is committed to focussing on clients’ needs including delivering the best outcomes for them and continually improving the way that legal services are delivered. Hive Legal’s commitment to working collaboratively with its clients enables Melissa to deliver strategy, innovative solutions and client care, all of which improve our clients’ experiences.

Email: melissa.lyon@hivelegal.com.au
Mobile: +61 413 307 792

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Mira Lutfi

Mira Lutfi

Senior Associate

Mira strongly believes in a collaborative approach to achieving commercial outcomes for clients. Hive Legal’s innovative model enables Mira to deliver practical legal advice to a diverse range of clients in relation to commercial, regulatory and consumer law issues.

Mitzi Gilligan

Mitzi Gilligan

Principal and Founder

Mitzi is focussed on matching the needs of clients with top quality legal advice from highly skilled and experienced lawyers, in a flexible and sustainable way. Hive Legal’s flexible and collaborative model allows Mitzi to apply her deep experience in providing advice to clients across highly regulated industries.

Paul Jeffreys

Paul Jeffreys

Associate

Paul enjoys working collaboratively with clients to deliver real value to their organisations. Hive Legal’s flexible and innovative model enables Paul to deliver quality legal advice to clients operating in complex commercial, regulatory and policy environments.

Email: paul.jeffreys@hivelegal.com.au
Mobile: +61 430 479 771

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Peter Monk

Peter Monk

Principal and Founder

Peter has a deep understanding of the conflicting priorities facing clients today, especially the management of risk and cost. Hive Legal’s provision of quality legal advice priced on a value basis allows Peter to use his wide-ranging experience as a partner with leading law firms to advise a range of clients on domestic and international M&A, private equity and infrastructure investment.

Email: peter.monk@hivelegal.com.au
Mobile: +61 419 110 909

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Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim

Special Counsel

Rebecca is committed to providing commercial and practical solutions to the often complex issues facing a diverse range of clients in the highly regulated funds management and financial services industries. Hive Legal’s focus on innovation, diversity, collaboration and flexible working practices enables Rebecca to balance the delivery of quality legal advice with her work in the writing and publishing industries.

Email: rebecca.lim@hivelegal.com.au
Landline: +61 3 8645 8400

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Rohila Rahimi

Rohila Rahimi

Associate

Rohila enjoys working collaboratively beyond traditional boundaries. Hive Legal’s innovative focus allows Rohila to utilise a more productive way of working to achieve the best outcome for clients.

Email: rohila.rahimi@hivelegal.com.au
Mobile: +61 403 286 880

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Simon Davidson

Principal and Founder

Simon is known for his practical, commercial advice and applying innovative thinking to legal process to provide clients with better value. Hive Legal’s value based approach enables Simon to apply his extensive corporate transactional experience to a range of industries and clients, from start-ups through to ASX listed companies.

Our International Team

As part of our commitment to utilise a network which provides clients with the best team, in 2016  Hive Legal  joined the ‘Mackrell International’ global network of independent legal firms.

With over 170 offices of more than 90 firms in 60+ countries, this is a natural extension to the Hive Legal network which  enhances our  ability to collaborate globally and allows our clients access to international legal advice in a way previously unavailable to them.

For more details see Mackrell International’s recent video and www.mackrell.net.