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What makes Aitken Lawyers different is that we value our team members above everything.  We all practice, and believe, in work life balance – that’s what makes us a super productive and happy team.  Enjoy your career in law.

Our Mission

To be the leading law firm providing value for money, quality service and advice.

Our Firm's Culture

A team that cares for each other and maintains a healthy work life balance.

Our Future

Aitken Lawyers are proud to be merging with Melbourne based law firm Russell Kennedy.

Current Roles

Corporate & Commercial Secretary

We are currently seeking a Legal Secretary to work in our Corporate and Commercial team.

As of 1 March 2019, Aitken Lawyers will be merging with Melbourne based law firm, Russell Kennedy Lawyers.

Russell Kennedy Lawyers / Aitken Lawyers is a commercial law firm with more than 270 people in Melbourne and Sydney. At Russell Kennedy Lawyers / Aitken Lawyers, we are committed to providing exceptional legal strategies and solutions to our clients, guided by market-leading expertise across our key sectors of focus.

Associate / Senior Associate – Property & Development

We are currently seeking an Associate or Senior Associate to work in our Property and Development team.

As of 1 March 2019, Aitken Lawyers will be merging with Melbourne based law firm, Russell Kennedy Lawyers. 

Russell Kennedy Lawyers / Aitken Lawyers is a commercial law firm with more than 270 people in Melbourne and Sydney.  At Russell Kennedy Lawyers / Aitken Lawyers, we are committed to providing exceptional legal strategies and solutions to our clients, guided by market-leading expertise across our key sectors of focus.

Associate / Senior Associate - Corporate & Commercial

We are currently seeking an Associate or Senior Associate to work in our Corporate and Commercial team.

As of 1 March 2019, Aitken Lawyers will be merging with Melbourne based law firm, Russell Kennedy Lawyers. 

Russell Kennedy Lawyers / Aitken Lawyers is a commercial law firm with more than 270 people in Melbourne and Sydney.  At Russell Kennedy Lawyers / Aitken Lawyers, we are committed to providing exceptional legal strategies and solutions to our clients, guided by market-leading expertise across our key sectors of focus.

Team Spotlight

Melissa Lyons

Melissa Lyons

Receptionist

Many of you will have had the pleasure of speaking with Mel on the phone or being greeted by her friendly face at the office.  But did you know, beneath her fashionable exterior, Mel has a fascination with the criminal mind.  No doubt the product of a love of reading, Mel is currently studying criminology and working towards being a forensic pathologist.

While there is no real need for hair samples, fingerprints or chalk drawings in our office, Mel finds the law an interesting junction between science and humanity.  We hope to see her don the scrubs in the forensic lab in the next couple of years.

In the meantime, our video-loving, motor bike riding, one-time scorpion owning, science geek is learning Japanese.  Feel free to help her practice when asking for your call to be redirected!

O denwa arigatōgozaimasu. Dewa, mata ne.” – Thank you for calling.  See you next time.

Natalie Layt

Natalie Layt

Legal Secretary

With over 10 years’ experience in the legal industry and a diploma in legal services, Natalie is our resident secretary in the commercial team.

She is currently studying a Bachelor of Business Management and Finance with a view to getting into business analytics.

In her spare time, Natalie is a bit of a foodie – an eating only/no cooking kind of foodie.  She loves her dogs probably more than she loves her partner, as well as travelling the world.  Travel is where her dreams take her.  She has already been around Europe, America and Indonesia.

One thing even we didn’t know about Natalie is that she was once a competitive swimmer.  She even made it to nationals in her age division.  She may no longer swim competitively, but Natalie is dedicated, fearless and driven to succeed.  That fearlessness has even led to skydiving out of a helicopter over the Swiss Alps and a plane over Wollongong.  She has even swum with sharks.

We hope to see her complete her degree in 3 years and potentially schooling us on improving the business in no time.

Lauren Maddalena

Lauren Maddalena

Paralegal

Lauren is our resident paralegal in the Family Law Team.  We often get asked – what exactly is a paralegal?  Paralegals are a lot like paramedics.  Paramedics have a wealth of medical knowledge and can administer certain types of medicine without the need for a doctor.  Good paralegals can perform cost-efficient work on matters without the need for a solicitor.  Great paralegals have a wealth of legal knowledge and can operate like junior solicitors (without the law degree) and even run their own matters.  Lauren is a great paralegal and often assists with running matters where we are appointed as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Lauren has completed a diploma in Business Legal Services and has over 11 years of experience in the legal industry as a secretary and paralegal, working primarily in litigation based areas of law.  You may think that makes her a dogged character but it is rather the opposite.  This cross stitching, sausage dog loving, Betty Crocker is one of the bubbliest in the office and often brings in cupcakes for the staff.

Nothing warms the cockles of her heart quite like the relationships she forms with her clients (except perhaps for one of her cake creations).  She finds great satisfaction in advocating for children and refocusing family law matters on what is in the child’s best interest and helping a family move on from the ordeal of a divorce and build towards a new future.

Lauren has travelled all around the world but her favourite countries remain Kenya and South Africa.  Nothing quite compares to an “out of Africa” experience and she looks forward to going back.

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