Dr Allison Stanfield

Dr Allison Stanfield

Managing Partner

Dr Allison Stanfield has 30 years’ experience as a lawyer and in business. Allison specialises in:

  • Cybersecurity compliance
  • Privacy law
  • Corporate structuring
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts including commercial leasing
  • Dispute resolution
  • Complex estate planning

Having obtained a PhD in electronic evidence, Allison also maintains a keen interest in all things digital.

As Chief Legal & Compliance Officer for one of her key clients, a global software company, Allison is responsible for cyber security compliance, privacy and negotiating high value contracts. Given her background, Allison also works with the team on new innovations, including more recently the ingestion of evidence resulting from investigations into crypto asset infractions.

Other private clients include start-up software and app vendors, for whom Allison drafts terms & conditions, privacy policies and otherwise advises on compliance and commercial contracts. In the event of dispute, Allison works with clients to employ alternative dispute resolution procedures, going to court only if necessary. Previously, Allison worked in mid and top tier law firms and worked as a court registrar before setting up e.law, a specialist e.evidence company, and which ran Australia’s first e.hearing and won an award for innovation.

Allison speaks regularly on the topic of electronic evidence and is a co-author of a chapter in the Fifth Edition of ‘Electronic Evidence and Electronic Signatures’, edited by Stephen Mason and Daniel Seng, published in 2021 and is also co-editor of Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review.

Allison’s awards include:

  • iAward for innovation in court technology
  • Telstra Business Women’s Finalist 2008
  • Outstanding Alumni QUT.
  • Contact Allison:
  • Email: a.stanfield@lewisdenley.com
  • Mobile: 0413 434 777

Other Team Members

Colin Secomb

Colin Secomb

Managing Partner

Natasha Lewis

Natasha Lewis

Managing Partner

Heather Gaffney

Heather Gaffney

Partner & Head of Private Wealth

Nathaniel Colbran

Nathaniel Colbran

Associate Solicitor

Carrie Foley

Carrie Foley

Associate Solicitor

Charlotte Peckham

Charlotte Peckham

Solicitor

Harry Wilshaw

Harry Wilshaw

Solicitor

Ella France

Ella France

Trainee Solicitor

Kayleigh Zmak

Kayleigh Zmak

Trainee Solicitor

Anna Stonham

Anna Stonham

Paralegal Team Leader

Paul Wilkins

Paul Wilkins

Finance Manager

Lauren Gardiner

Lauren Gardiner

Marketing & Communications Manager

Amy Chesterfield

Amy Chesterfield

Consultant Solicitor

Petra Edwards

Petra Edwards

Solicitor

Hugh Mulley

Hugh Mulley

Corporate Consultant

Justine Benbough

Justine Benbough

Litigation Consultant

Sara Hill

Sara Hill

Consultant Solicitor

Gurpreet Jani

Gurpreet Jani

Senior Associate

Zita Allen

Zita Allen

Managing Partner

Dr John Swinson

Dr John Swinson

Business, IP

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