The Ross Legal Team comprises a wide range of personnel from qualified Solicitors/ Legal Practitioners, Legal Personal Assistant, qualified Accountant, Conveyancers and Law Clerks together with support staff, willing and able to assist you. We take the time to listen to your legal problems, evaluate the situation and act on your behalf to achieve the most beneficial legal outcome.
Nigel Ross: Director And Legal Practitioner
Originally from Belfast, Nigel graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Ancient Languages and the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 1981, he obtained his Law Degree completing a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University. Nigel was admitted to practise in 1982.
Nigel practises in the areas of:
- Family Law
- Wills And Estates
- Powers of Attornery
- Conveyancing (Residential)
- Criminal Law and Police Matters
- Elder Law
- Court and Tribunal Appearances and Representation
Nigel has a wealth of knowledge with over 35 years’ experience, a keen eye for detail and ‘thinking outside the square’ when resolving legal issues.
Being a local resident, Nigel is active in the Community: he is the Night Supervising Solicitor for the Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) and has served on the Board of the City of Knox Multi-Cultural Committee. He also is an advocate for increasing the level of Legal Aid funding available to clients in need and supports efforts for equitable access to the legal system and legal representation.
Christiana Aprozeanu: Senior Associate Legal Practitioner
Christiana arrived in Australia in 1994 from her native Romania.
Her studies led to her completion of a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Victoria University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2010. She was admitted to practise Law in 2011.
Christiana is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, and has lectured at Community Seminars on practical points of Law that are most pressing to the public.
The areas in which Christiana practises and her passion lies in is:-
- Family Law
- Estate Administration and Litigation
- Powers of Attorney
She thrives on legal research and has litigated many Court cases to finalisation and client satisfaction, such as in areas of:
- Family Law
- Wills and Deceased Estates
- Letters of Administration and Challenges
Christiana believes no aspect of a client’s file should be overlooked or dismissed as too minor, or irrelevant – each client is different and a successful outcome for the client, therefore depends on matters being decided on individual facts and circumstances.
Outside the office, Christiana is a keen emerging artist who has exhibited locally and whose artwork forms part of collections both nationally and overseas. She also greatly enjoys nature and the outdoors and working off a tough day in the gym.
Polly Alfaro: Personal Assistant
Polly joined Ross Legal in 2014 as Nigel’s Personal Assistant, but her professional relationship with Nigel Ross extends as far back as 2005. She has a wealth of knowledge and abilities, particularly in Family Law. She is the first point of contact and will direct your questions, or concerns, in the most effective way.
Her genuine, caring approach and competent, professional attitude is an asset to our Legal Team.
Elle Tavrou-Sougleris: Financial And Practice Manager
Elle joined the Ross Legal Team in 2015. She is a qualified Accountant and graduated with her degree in Accounting from Melbourne University.
Elle has worked both in the Real Estate and Legal professions for over 27 years. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in accounting, business management, banking and finance administration. Her responsibilities at Ross Legal include office and trust accounts, Human Resources and office management procedures.
After hours, Elle is a very active person who enjoys quality time with her family and four children.
Fiona Noonan: Conveyancing and Probate Law Clerk
Fiona is efficient, competent and well experienced in Conveyancing and Probate matters.
Fiona will assist you with the preparation and organising of:-
- Section 32 Statements
- Contracts Of Sale – Buying and Selling
- Contract Reviews
- Auction Contracts and Enquiries
- Transfer of Land
- Dealing with Banks for Finance Documentation
- Negotiations and Property Settlements
When a loved one passes away, Fiona can assist and guide you through the process of Probate and Deceased Estates.
Jane Busby: Law Clerk
The newest addition to our dynamic team is Jane, our caring Law Clerk. No task is too daunting for her and she co-ordinates and assists in the Matrimonial, Conveyancing, Probate and Administrative aspects of the office. She brings experience in all facets of legal work to Ross Legal.