About Allied Legal
Allied Legal is a commercial law firm servicing start-ups, small to medium businesses and corporates. The firm is headquartered in Collins Street, Melbourne. Allied Legal was established with the objective of providing its clients with innovative and collaborative legal solutions. Allied Legal provides clients with flexible fee arrangements with a focus on “value add” and it deploys resources in an efficient manner.
Our value-added pricing policies ensure clients receive cost certainty. Our clients are therefore able to engage with the firm without being worried about “the clock ticking”. Please refer to our home page for an overview of our pricing structures. Please refer to our start ups page if you are start-up seeking flexible options. We encourage prospective clients to connect with us with their legal inquiries.
About the founder
Allied Legal’s founder, Rahul Kumar, is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. He is passionate about adding value to clients and being regarded as a trusted advisor. He brings with him quality experience from national and international firms.
Whether he is dealing with a large corporate, a start-up, a group of entrepreneurs, company directors or an established small to medium business, Mr Kumar brings the same high levels of dedication and client service. He strives to deliver practical and easy to understand legal solutions which meet the commercial needs of the firm’s clients.
Rahul’s legal expertise includes advising on:
|Commercial law issues||Shareholder arrangements|
|Business sales||Corporate governance and directors' duties|
|Business structuring||Commercial contracts|
|Business law advice||Start-ups|
|Fundraising||Property and leasing|
|Construction law issues||Dispute resolution|
|Employee share schemes||
Tax law issues
Rahul has advised clients across the following industry sectors:
|Professional Services||Technology and Innovation|
|Mining and Resources||Education|
|Health and Medical||Agribusiness|
|Real Estate||Banking and Finance|
Mr Kumar’s transactional and deal experience is impressive the benefits of which are shared with Allied Legal’s clients through the provision of pragmatic and industry-specific advice. In terms of size and scale, he has worked on large-scale public company deals while also assisting savvy entrepreneurs and founders establish new ventures with aspirations of becoming “the next big thing”. He thoroughly enjoys learning about his clients’ goals and aspirations so that the advice he provides is tailored to their specific needs.
Rahul’s prior experience
Prior to Allied Legal, Rahul was the Principal of a highly regarded boutique commercial law firm. He has held senior positions with international law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom, benefited from a senior commercial role with a large electricity generator and has also worked with an international professional services firm where he specialised in corporate tax and transfer pricing.
Rahul holds an undergraduate degree in Law and Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has a Masters of Laws (Graduate Diploma) from the University of Melbourne (Distinction average). Hobbies and interests: Rahul speaks fluent Hindi, has an interest in keeping abreast of current affairs and loves his music. He keenly participates in outdoor activities and is a "sports nut" whether it be cricket, squash, basketball or the AFL. He is an avid explorer having travelled extensively across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. A recent highlight was a breathtaking trek through Patagonia with his wife. On the weekend, Rahul can be found spending time with family and friends or watching his favourite football team live when they visit Melbourne.
QUALITY LEGAL SERVICES – OTHER LAWYERS
Allied Legal engages specialist high calibre lawyers on an “as needs basis”. This ensures that clients have access to subject matter experts and quality legal services as and when required while allowing the firm to keep overheads low. The benefits are passed to clients through the provision of quality yet cost-effective services which are generally offered on a fixed-fee basis. Allied Legal encourages lawyers seeking flexible working arrangements to connect with us.
Officer Manager & Paralegal
Charlene Camilleri is Allied Legal’s Office Manager & Paralegal. Her role includes managing the day to day operations of the firm. She also researches and prepares articles, notes and presentations as required by the firm. Charlene enjoys researching and engaging with clubs and business associations relevant to Allied Legal’s clients and prospective clients. Her role is critical to Allied Legal’s operations and in ensuring that our high levels of client service are maintained.
Charlene’s prior experience
In her previous role as a Senior Policy Officer, with the Permanent Mission of Malta to the UN and WTO in Geneva, Charlene compiled and sent reports of meetings to her counterparts in Capital and Brussels. She also engaged in ongoing WTO discussions and any other negotiations. Charlene coordinated and chaired EU Regional meetings for councils, committees and working groups. She regularly researched trade topics to ensure that key stakeholders were kept abreast of relevant matters.
As a legal officer with the Government of Malta, Charlene assisted the office of the Deputy Prime Minister with all legal documents and policy papers to be presented or amended in parliament. She worked closely with the legal team and with the office of the AG.Prior to this Charlene was Secretary General of a European foundation based in Brussels. In her role, Charlene was responsible for the implementation and supervision of various funding applications.
Establishing strong community partnerships was something she enjoyed as she managed the funded projects and ensured activities were well
planned, documented and effectively implemented. She was responsible for ensuring that all funded projects were well organised and
administered in accordance with EU laws and regulations.
Charlene Completed her LL.B followed by her postgrad N.P. and finally her LL.D. at the University of Malta in 2015 after which she
became a member of the Maltese Bar in 2016. She completed an exchange semester in partial fulfilment of the Doctor of Laws at the
Victoria University in 2014. Charlene has also completed a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Leicester University. She is
fluent in Maltese and English and can also communicate in French and Italian.
Hobbies and interests
Charlene loves travelling and immersing herself in different cultures.