(Speaking Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Singlanese, Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, German, Greek, Maltese & Other languages..)At Michael Vassili Barristers & Solicitors we have a great team of highly motivated and experienced consultant lawyers who actually enjoy what they do. Working with and for people – fighting hard for outcomes and the best possible result is the only philosophy we have. All matters are conducted by our team (not just one lawyer) under the experienced eye of Michael Vassili which is what sets us apart from the pack…..

David Echert & Michael Vassili

Senior Partners

Michael Vassili (see seperate Page) (sydney) and David Echert (Melbourne) are “hard nosed” experienced litigation lawyers. With combined experiences ranging from formerly conducting a successful practice as a Barrister through to Senior Prosecutions which brings exemplary litigation and advocacy skills and experience. They are the Senior Litigation Lawyers heading up the team at our practice. Successful litigation strategy is based on decades of “hard nosed” successful litigation experience guiding our enthusiastic and highly competent litigation team of Associates and Senior Associates. We are poud of our highly effective team approach to litigation throughout Australia in all Courts and tribunals: Contact: admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Amanda Ma


Amand is an integral member of our litigation team with our Senior Asosicates to the Firm. She is has a level of unmached enthusiam with the legal knowledge necessary to not only win cases but to achieve exceptional results for our clients. When she has a matter Amanda is “like a dog with a bone” – She wont let go until he has a result. Amanda can be contacted at Amand@cityprosecutor.com.au

James Altaro

Senior Associate

James has been appointed as Senior Associate to the Melbourne Practice and is an extremely competent lawyer with carriage and conduct of a wide range of litigation from the Magistrates Court to the Supreme Court. He is an experienced trial advocate having had the conduct of hearings in various jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of Victoria and Superior Courts of Record. He works side by side with our Principal and is supported by Associates to the Practice. Additionally, James holds a Degree and experience in Economics. With this exceptional background James obtains excellent litgated ourcomes for clients of the practice. James can be contacted at admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Emilia Perri


Emilia is an outstanding young lawyer. As well as carriage of her own matters Emilia is an Associate to Indu Satkunanathan and Kieran Ridley of the Practice. At first glance Emilias youth has deceived opponents of her tenacity and capacity as a fierce opponent. Emilia has appeared as advocate in various jurisdictions including as advocate before The Full Bench of the Family Court on appeal. Suffice to say, those who have assumed young means “lightwieght” have come off a long way second best in matters which Emilia has conducted. Emilia is well eqquipped to conduct various litigation matters including all practice areas and, don’t be mistaken she is one of our most tenacious young lawyers. Emilia can be contacted at emilia@cityprosecutor.com.au

Joe Borg


Joe is an experienced Migration Lawyer who provides comprehensive migration solutions for clients (Mara Rgistration). Joe has a comprehensive understanding of international affairs and Australian Migration Law. admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Nick Blaker

Senior Associate

Nick has earned the title amongst his peers in our office as “The Technician” . He is absolutely clinical in his approach to legal research and case preparation and a real asset to our team. He “floats” as an Associate to our Senior Associates of the Firm as well as solid advocacy including conduct of hearings in the Local and District Courts of NSW as well as appearances in Superior Courts of record. If the matter requires a thorough legal analysis with hairline accuracy from a lawyer who burns the midnight oil until the case is won then Nick is second to none. nick@cityprosecutor.com.au

Asad Syed

Associate (Migration/Litigation)

Asad is a valuable member of the team and conducts Migration and general litigation and advice matters. He has appeared in various courts including the Supreme Court of NSW. Asad has a very broad experience in the Community sector and he has a keen eye for cost effective solutions for all client matters. Asad can be contacted at admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Mark Fozzard


Mark originally was a Senior Solicitor of the practice (Vassili Fozzard) and is now admitted to the NSW Bar after spending some significant time as a solicitor and senior prosecutor. Mark has experience in all litigation but particularly in Criminal Law and Environement and Planning Law. Both Michael Vassili and Mark Fozzard were enaged in a Team of Senior Prosecutors. Mark can appear as Counsel instructed by one of our instructors and can ofen provide a very cost effective but extremely effective representation when Counsel is required. Mark can be contacted at admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Daniel Lambley

Litigation Associate/
Practice Management

Daniel is an asset to the practice with a keen eye for detail and a keen compassion for our clients needs. Daniel is an outstanding member of our team and clients of the practice are well served by his ability to churn through volumes of often complex material to find the “key” to any matter. Daniel works jointly with our Solicitors in the conduct of litigation.

We have regular matter meetings and we conduct matters as a Team. We love nothing more than combining our efforts to get the best results we can. We love to win.

Preet Ahluwalia


Preet is our Licenced Conveyancer and Litigation Paralegal. Clients “sing her praises”. For the biggest transaction you will likely ever have in your life, Preet will take you through the process and make buying or selling your home or buisness a “cruise”. In her role in litigation support Preet is exceptionally efficient and often will be a point of contact in your matter. Contact Preet at preet@cityprosecutor.com.au

Indu Satkunanathan

Senior Associate

Indu is one of our most senior lawyers. Indu has conduct of matters from the Local Court to the Supreme Court of NSW and is without doubt one of our most aggressive lawyers when it comes to winning cases. Opponents and witnesses alike all know that they have been on the opposing end of Indu. When you want someone who does not take a backward step to get results then Indu is your lawyer. Indu is also a Migration Lawyer (holding a MARA registration). Indu can be contacted at indu@cityprosecutor.com.au

Our Support Crew

Behind the scenes our office is supported by a “dedicated crew” who work tirelessly to ensure our great results. Our team can be contacted at admin@cityprosecutor.com.au

Emma Vassili

Litigation Officer
Practice Management

Emma is an Associate to Preet Alhuwalia and our other Solicitors of the Practice. She is an outstanding legal officer. She instructs at hearings and provides exemplary legal assistance and support to our litigation team including research and many aspects vital to successful outcomes in your matter. Emma can be contacted: emma.vassili@cityprosecutor.com.au

Siddique Panwala


Siddique is a consultant to the Practice bringing a diverse experience within the community sector. Additionally Siddique can provide interpreting services for all community languages through his own resources. Siddique is a solutions based lawyer and a valuable member of our team. Sidique can be contacted at admin@cityprosecutor.com.au


While we conduct most matters in house through our experienced trial advocates in our practice, there are times when a client will request an external Counsel be engaged on their matter. On those occasions we have established a great rapport with a select group of Barristers ranging from a former Attorney General of NSW through to relatively Junior but very sharp and cost effective Counsel. We can discuss these options if the need or prefernce arises.

Carlos Spangelli
/Missie McDaniels

Litigation & Information Officers

Missie and Carlos are originally from the United States. They are a valuable member of our team. Missue and Carlos are both highly competent individuals who are always ready to provide information and assistance to our clients. So if you have any questions about your matter please ask Carlos or Missie.

Aanchal Kumar

Litigation Associate /
Practice Management

Aanchal is an Associate to Kieran Ridley as well as our Principal Michael Vassili assisting in the conduct of each matter within the Firm.

Her astute eye for detail is valued within the Firm and it is likely that you will have some contact with Aanchal during your time with us as Aanchal provides both Litigation and Practice Management Support.

Practical Legal Training Interns

We are proud to offer training opportunities for those who show talent, committment and who subscribe to our Practice ethos. From time to time you will be asked if one of our interns can assist in your matter. They often bring a very keen, fresh and enthusiastic set of eyes to a matter as they are currently undrtaking their final stages of becoming a lawyer.