Managing Solicitor
Bachelor of Law – China Master of Laws – University Read More
Payne WuManaging Solicitor

Bachelor of Law – China
Master of Laws – University of Sydney
Juris Doctor – Monash University


Payne is an international lawyer and he is qualified to practice in both China and Australia. Payne has worked in both jurisdictions for about 10 years and has strong understanding of the difference between Chinese and Australian legal culture.

After the completion of his bachelor of Law degree in China, Payne came to Australia to continue his study. Payne obtained his Master of Laws degree in University of Sydney and Juris Doctor degree in Monash University. Payne has special interest in Property Law, Corporation Law and Commercial Litigations. Payne is also a registered Migration Agent (MARN 1460724).

Principal Solicitor
Bachelor of Laws – Monash University Bachelor of Jurisprudence – Read More
Penny LaGrecaPrincipal Solicitor

Bachelor of Laws – Monash University
Bachelor of Jurisprudence – Monash University
Master of Law – Monash University
Masters in Wills and Estates Law – Ongoing

This has enabled Penny to gain legal knowledge of a broad spectrum of legal areas.
Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme court of Victoria in 1988 (obtained early admission).
Worked at Slater & Gordon Solicitors in Personal Injuries, Family & Commercial handling matters in tribunals, Magistrates, County, Federal and Supreme courts, including significant trials of 2 – 6 ½ weeks & on appeal.
Academia

  • Commenced as a tutor & then progressed to Lecturer at Monash University lecturing in Negligence, Statutory Interpretation, Contract & commercial Laws & Employment Law in excess of 10 years over a range of Monash University Campuses. Write student notes, write & mark assignments & exams

Working in Employment, Wills & Commercial Areas throughout 2013 – 2014.
Family – Married for 28 years
Enjoys helping clients achieve positive results
Friendly, approachable, professional.

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. Double degree of Read More
Anni HuSenior Associate

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce.


Double degree of Law and Commerce (2007) – Monash University
Commerce Major of Finance/Management
Masters in Applied Family Law with College of Law – ongoing


Anni is fluent in Chinese Mandarin.

Anni’s experience:

In 2008 Anni commenced her Articled Clerkship with a boutique firm in the CBD of Melbourne. She provided assistance to a principal lawyer, mostly in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Property, and Family Law. She has, since the completion of her clerkship, developed a strong interest in the area of Family Law and has practiced exclusively in Family Law matters.

She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2009, and she was also admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia in 2010.

Anni is excellent in providing clients with solutions as to their family law issues in a timely and cost effective manner. If disputes cannot be resolved, she promotes for strong, realistic and comprehensive litigation advice to her clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Anni is also compassionate and caring when it comes to guiding her clients through the extremely emotional and stressful times.

Anni has represented clients in matters involving complex property settlement issues such as disputes involving family trust, parenting disputes, and complex parenting matters involving international child abduction, specifically in association with Non-Hague Convention Countries. She also expertise in matters involving allegations of child abuse and family violence.

Anni’s Memberships:

Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria;

Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia;

Member of the Law Institute of Victoria;

Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia;

Member of Victorian Women Lawyers.

Senior Solicitor
Bachelor of Arts (1986) – Monash University Bachelor Laws (1990) Read More
Nick LionakisSenior Solicitor

Bachelor of Arts (1986) – Monash University

Bachelor Laws (1990) – Monash University


Nick Lionakis graduated from Monash University Melbourne in 1990. He completed a double degree in Arts /Law

Nick is a senior solicitor at Pentana Stanton Lawyers with experience in personal injury law in Victoria and Queensland (2006 – 2013).

For more than 20 years Nick has been improving the lives of injured claimants wronged by the actions or inactions of others. Nick is an advocate for social justice and common law solutions for those disadvantaged by injury or an illness.

Nick has local and interstate experience in preparing and presenting statutory claims and common law damages claims in the areas of work, transport accident and public liability injuries and superannuation disability insurance claims.

Nick advises injured claimants on their rights under;

Victoria

  • Accident Compensation Act 1985
  • Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013
  • Transport Accident Act 1986
  • Wrongs Act 1958

Queensland

  • Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003
  • Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002
  • Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994
  • Civil Liability Act 2003

Nick is fluent in the Greek and Spanish languages.

Nick is a volunteer solicitor and supervisor at the Springvale Monash Legal Service.

Solicitor
Bachelor of Laws – Australian National University Bachelor of Arts Read More
Sarah DoumaniSolicitor

Bachelor of Laws – Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts – Australian National University


Sarah is a solicitor and has graduated from the Australian National University in 2011 with a double degree in Law and Arts.  Sarah gained extensive experience in commercial, property and intellectual property with a variety of boutique firms prior to joining Pentana Stanton Lawyers.

Sarah’s experience has allowed her to develop a commercially sensitive mindset to assist clients with their commercial, property and conveyancing matters.

Solicitor
Bachelor of Laws – Bond University Graduate Diploma in Legal Read More
Erin LinSolicitor

Bachelor of Laws – Bond University
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Bond University
Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Bond University)

She first came to Pentana Stanton Lawyers as a Practical Legal Trainee prior to being admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria. After she completed her training, she worked as a solicitor with Pentana Stanton Lawyers.

Erin gained legal experience in QLD with some boutique firms. She worked as a law clerk with Jones Mitchell Lawyers, AGC Lawyers and Imminfo Lawyers. Erin prides herself in her hard work and her ability to work under pressure. She is a fast learner and is always looking for opportunities to broaden her skillset. She has strong attention to accuracy and details.

Erin is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and she is a qualified interpreter accredited by NAATI. She is now working in Family Law (especially in Divorce and Family Property Settlement), Conveyancing and Property Matters, Commercial and Civil Litigation. She is passionate about providing effective and comprehensive legal service for her clients and will guide her clients professionally to achieve the best outcome.

Solicitor
Juris Doctor – TC Bierne Law School of The University Read More
Harry ZhouSolicitor

Juris Doctor – TC Bierne Law School of The University of Queensland
Graduate Diploma in Commercial Litigation, College of Law
Masters in Applied Family Law with College of Law – ongoing



Harry is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and Shanghainese.

Harry has gained extensive experience in commercial, property, immigration and family law with a variety of boutique firms before joining Pentana Stanton Lawyers.

Harry was  admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2012 and the High Court of Australia in 2017.

Harry has developed a passion for family law during his previous general practice and now practice exclusively in family law. He is capable of providing clients with quality legal advice and practical solutions to their family law issues in a timely and cost effective manner. If disputes cannot be resolved, he promotes for strong, realistic and comprehensive litigation advice to his clients in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Harry has wide experience in formalizing agreements by financial agreements or consent orders and  represented clients in appearing for court hearings. He also acted for legal aided clients.

Harry’s practice areas include:

  • Separation & Divorce;
  • Property settlement;
  • Spousal maintenance;
  • Binding Financial Agreements;
  • Children’s matters
  • Interstate & International Child Abduction & Relocation; and
  • Child Support

Harry’s Memberships:

Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria;
Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia;
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria;

Yong is from China. He has plenty experiences of running Read More
Yong Wang
  • Yong is from China. He has plenty experiences of running business.
  • As an executive officer and Chinese affair adviser of Pentana Stanton Lawyers, Yong has made great contributions to the business expansion of Pentana Stanton Lawyers.
  • As a professional Chinese affair adviser, Yong has proactively expanded Chinese related business. He assists our Chines clients with law services, which includes solving culture problems and maximizing their profits in Australia.  
Master of Finance. Graduated from Australia National University. Bachelor of Read More
Wendy Zhou
  • Master of Finance. Graduated from Australia National University.
  • Bachelor of Commerce. Graduated from Curtin University.
  • Wendy has experiences with 2 accounting firms of Sydney and Melbourne. She is professional knowledge of accounting.
  • Wendy is proficient in English and Chinese. She is a qualified interpreter accredited by NATTI.
  • Wendy is the accountant and legal assistant of Pentana Stanton Lawyers from 2016. She is friendly and warmhearted to every client.
Reception / Legal Assistant
Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University Law School (Ongoing – Read More
Tina FiliadisReception / Legal Assistant

Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University Law School (Ongoing – Expected Completion December 2018)

Bachelor of Commerce (Commercial Law) at Swinburne University – (Ongoing – Expected Completion December 2018)

Tina’s studies have enabled her to gain knowledge in the legal industry, in particular commercial law.

Tina joined Pentana Stanton Lawyers in January 2017 and is gaining experience as a legal assistant to our Principal Lawyer Penny LaGreca. Prior to her employment with Pentana, Tina worked in customer service in an authoritative role for six years in which she gained inter-personal and leadership skills. She plans on working in Family and Commercial Law after admission.

Paralegal - Management & Marketing
Bachelor of Laws at Monash University (Ongoing – Expected Completion Read More
Jesse LaGrecaParalegal - Management & Marketing

Bachelor of Laws at Monash University (Ongoing – Expected Completion Nov 2017)

Graduate Diploma of Practical Legal Training at College of Law (Ongoing – Expected Completion Oct 2017)

Bachelor of Business (Major in Marketing) La Trobe University

Diploma of Building and Construction – National Code CPC50210 (Ongoing – Expected Completion Aug 2017)

Qualified Carpenter CPC30208 – Qualified March 2013

Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media

Certificate III in Multimedia

Invited and joined the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2013. Membership in the society is by invitation only and applies to students achieving academic success within the top 15% of University Students Worldwide.

These studies have enabled Jesse to gain knowledge in the legal industry and also practical experience in commercial transactions and construction.

Working History

Jesse has worked in construction and property development since 2009, when he entered the workforce as an apprentice carpenter. He expanded his expertise to include tiling and building management and completed his apprenticeship in March 2013. He has continued to work in domestic construction and property development ever since.

In 2013 Jesse commenced University studies alongside his construction work. In 2016, he joined the team at Pentana Stanton Lawyers and expects to qualify as a lawyer in November 2017.

Jesse is currently working in Commercial Law, Family Law, Employment Law, Debt Recovery & Criminal Law. He intends to specialize in Commercial & Construction Law once admitted to practice.

Jesse is also involved in management at Pentana Stanton and overseas Marketing & IT.

Solicitor
Bachelor of Laws – Deakin University Bachelor of Arts majoring Read More
Durra BarazSolicitor

Bachelor of Laws – Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts majoring in Arabic language and Arabic Translation with Honours – Deakin University

Durra first started at Pentana Stanton as an intern and then following a successful internship, she joined the team at Pentana permanently and now works as a Solicitor.

Primarily working in Family Law, being a mother of two allows Durra to relate and empathise well with clients to achieve better outcomes.

Work History

Prior to commencing her career in Law, Durra worked as a Human Resources Officer which provided her with an extensive knowledge of the National Employment Standards and Fair Work Act. Furthermore, during Durra’s time in HR allowed her to refine her skills in mediation and dispute resolution.

Languages

Durra is fluent in the Arabic Language and is passionate about assisting clients who speak little English and/or are more confident in speaking in the Arabic Language.

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