Dean has practised law in Ballarat for over 30 years. An active member of the Ballarat community and Buninyong Golf Club, Dean has been a member of Lions International and Rotary Ballarat, as well as the president of the Australian Royal Tennis Association. Dean handles commercial law, wills, estates and general property matters.
Name: Dean Cinque
Experience: 1985 - present
Practicing In: commercial law, wills, estates, Defamation and general property matters.
Richard has been practising law for approximately 30 years, the past 16 of which have been in Ballarat. Matters handled include Family Law, Crime and Crimes Compensation. Richard is a past president of the Ballarat & District Law Association, and is a long-standing executive member of that association. He has also been a volunteer solicitor with the local Community Legal Centre for over 10 years.
Name: Richard Oakley
Experience: 1985 - present
Practicing In: Family law, crime and crimes compensation.
Michelle first worked at the firm from 2009 to 2011, completing her Supervised Workplace Training in that time. She then went on to work as a corporate solicitor at the Department of Human Services for several years, before returning to work at the firm in 2014. Michelle practices primarily in the area of Family Law. Michelle has a strong interest in social justice and donates a portion of her time to pro bono work, as well as volunteering at the Central Highlands Community Legal Centre.
Name: Michelle Cinque
Experience: 2009 - present
Practicing In: Family Law
Brett is one of only three Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation in Western Victoria which results in his clients receiving the right advice, guidance and support to assist in resolving their disputes.
Brett has been involved in major commercial litigation disputes and has appeared on behalf of clients before all courts and tribunals in Victoria. He assists his clients in resolving their disputes by providing quality legal advice that takes into account considerations for early intervention, mediation or a court based litigious approach having regard to the avoidance of escalating legal costs. Brett also recognises that the objectives and priorities of parties involved in litigation can differ widely.
His extensive experience in advising a wide range of clients in litigious disputes will result in offering clients of Cinque Oakley Senior Lawyers a superior service and expertise in all stages involved in the process of pre-litigation advice, negotiations, mediations and court and tribunal appearances.
Name: Brett Bryant
Experience: 1998 - present
Practicing In: Commercial contracts & Contractual disputes, Defamation proceedings, Commercial & domestic building disputes, Consumer Law and Trade Practices disputes, Company, Business and Partnership disputes, Bankruptcy & Insolvency claims, Professional negligence claims, Retail & residential lease disputes, Motor vehicle accident damage claims including TAC claims, Employment & workplace law including drafting employment contracts, Occupational Health & Safety prosecutions, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Debt recovery, Deceased Estate claims, Children's law, Criminal proceedings (defence and prosecuting)