Led by our Founder, Demetrio Zema, who was driven to bring his vision to life to challenge the conventions of traditional law services, the Law Squared team are a committed and passionate group of people.
We are here to support your vision with determination and clarity. Meet the Law Squared team who are ready to be part of yours.
Demetrio Zema - Founder
Demetrio is the founder and director of Law Squared, a specialised commercial law and litigation firm focussed on working with entrepreneurs and start ups. Since its launch in March 2016, Law Squared has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with a team of 17 across those cities. An accomplished entrepreneur and lawyer having worked with many corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and ASX listed companies, Demetrio is focused on achieving outcomes and success for his clients. Named “Australia’s most innovative law firm”, Law Squared takes an entrepreneurial approach to the provision of legal services, by offering a model of partnering with its clients as risk advisers to protect them against future risk and to partner with them to advance their business.
In 2017, Demetrio was selected as part of the Australian delegation to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA) in Berlin, and named Rising Star runner up in the 2017 Victorian Legal Awards. Demetrio and Law Squared have also been listed on the Lexis Nexus Legal Innovation Index.
Outside of law and entrepreneurship, Demetrio plays an active part in the not for profit community as a co-founder and director of If Not Now Then When Ltd (INNTW), Deputy Chair of the Centre for Multicultural Youth Ltd (CMY) and a director of the Victorian Deaf Society Ltd (VicDeaf).
Shaun Restorick-Barton - Associate
Shaun graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and is overseeing our Brisbane office. His primary focus is on working with startups, entrepreneurs and businesses to assist them in reaching their potential, having spent most of his legal career doing just that. In his current role at Law Squared, Shaun assists a variety of clients in all stages of growth – from individual founders and start-up businesses to scale-stage mature businesses.
Shaun is a pretty serious foodie who knows his way around a kitchen. When he is not thinking about food, he is quietly obsessing about the best wine to drink with it. As the team’s only Liverpool FC fan, he loves upsetting Trent and Omid when their teams lose to his.
Nerine Konesharan - Lawyer
Nerine graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Honours). During University, Nerine worked as a paralegal in a commercial law practice focusing on agreements, shareholders' and directors' duties and general commercial law. To this end, Nerine is excited to further develop her business acumen and her knowledge and skills in this area at Law Squared working with some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs and SME Directors. Nerine is also whole heartedly committed to social justice issues. She is currently a night service volunteer at both the Fitzroy Legal Service and Refugee Immigration Legal Centre.
Out of the office you can find Nerine dining at Melbourne’s best eats and chasing down strangers’ dogs for a cuddle. You’ve been warned – keep a tight hold of that leash!
Trent Milvain - Finance & Operations
Trent graduated with a Bachelor of Business and is currently completing his CPA. Trent brings a vast skill set to Law Squared to ensure the strategic goals are delivered. Having honed his skills working for one of Australia’s leading retail groups, Trent’s achievements include transforming a team from a traditional accounts department into a robust commercial department as well as launching a brand into a new country. Trent grasps the importance of culture and building a great team which allows the team to flourish and achieve great outcomes for our clients.
Trent is a sports enthusiast and can be found at the MCG at the weekend watching AFL and cricket, when not watching live sport he is exploring Melbourne’s diverse and exciting food haunts.
Hugo Prescott - Lawyer
Hugo graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Politics). Hugo has worked as a commercial lawyer in both Adelaide (his old home town) and, more recently, in Sydney (his adopted home town). His focus has been on dispute resolution and litigation, a practice which is driven by his desire to achieve commercially satisfying outcomes for clients. At Law Squared, Hugo works with a wide variety of clients – from individuals to start-up businesses and right through to ASX listed companies.
Hugo is an avid AFL fan and a die-hard Hawthorn supporter.
Stefan Chelper - Lawyer
Stefan graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies. He is experienced in litigation, debt recovery, bankruptcy, insolvency and motor vehicle insurance matters.
Stefan has worked for a wide range of private and commercial clients and takes pride in building strong relationships with his clients and achieving the best possible outcomes for them.
Outside of the office, Stefan likes to spend his time relaxing and having coffee at the latest cafés with his wife and golden retriever Ollie as well as supporting the Essendon Bombers on the weekend.
Kaye Ho - Lawyer
Kaye graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (Honours). She has completed several internships and has previous experience in litigation and debt recovery matters. At Law Squared, she works on intellectual property commercialisation, Australian Consumer Law and general commercial matters.
On weekends, Kaye can be found at Melbourne’s top brunch spots with an iconic order of smash avocado on toast and a matcha latte, while the rest of her time is spent spoiling her dogs, Mickey and Holly.
Alexandra Geelan - Lawyer
Since graduating from Bond University with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Alexandra has gained experience in a wide range of practice areas including corporate and commercial law, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, international law, commercial property, intellectual property and personal law. At Law Squared, Alexandra uses her broad background and understanding of how businesses operate to provide commercially-focused, practical advice and services to start ups, entrepreneurs and businesses throughout their life-cycle. She is passionate about supporting businesses to grow, while helping them to mitigate and manage risk.
Alexandra is a committed animal lover – she is mum to four beautiful fur-babies and volunteers with the Animal Law Institute. She is also an avid traveller and takes every opportunity to explore Australia and the world.
Jacqueline Wilcock - Paralegal
Jacqueline is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Law at Victoria University and has previous experience in debt collection and insolvency matters. As a social justice advocate, Jacqueline currently volunteers at the Footscray Community Legal Centre and sits on the student body at Victoria University Law School.
When not in the office, Jacqueline can generally be found cheering on her loved Brisbane Lions at the AFL or enjoying a coffee whilst reading a good book.
Siddharth Vadasseri - Communications Coordinator
Sid has recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws and has come on board to assist with the implementation of our strategic direction. With experience in content writing and social media marketing for a human rights organisation, he has a passion for the way words and ideas can influence the world. At Law Squared, Sid will be working with the team to broaden its service offering and help startups reach their potential.
Sid is fascinated by the way life is changing in the 21st century, and loves connecting with people, so when he’s not engrossed in a TED Talk about our transforming world, you’ll find him deep in conversation with someone, finding out their story and what makes them tick.
Sean Paulding - Paralegal & Content Strategist
Sean is an aspiring lawyer and a community leader, currently undertaking his fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts/Laws at Monash University. Sean is passionate to succeed professionally and has embraced the opportunity to work and learn in the dynamic environment that is Law Squared. His main roles include undertaking legal research, drafting legal documents, and creating and managing blog content. A social justice advocate, Sean additionally works for Monash University as a part of their social inclusion program, and has volunteered at the Monash-Oakleigh Community Legal Centre.
In his spare time, Sean is an avid traveller and a sports aficionado. When not overseas or watching the mighty Richmond Tigers, you'll find Sean scoping local bands at one of Melbourne’s live music venues.
Amy Nobes - Executive Assistant
Amy joined the Law Squared team earlier this year after having held a variety of assistant roles previously. Amy works closely with Demetrio by managing his diary, providing administrative insights and email management. Amy is passionate about achieving results, this is done by ensuring the backend of the office is run seamlessly via file opening procedures, implementing precedents, communicating clearly in team meetings about important upcoming events and being ever so reliable.
Amy is a passionate supporter of Melbourne City Football Club and on weekends when they are playing at home, she can be found at AAMI Park cheering them on.