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Level 9, 263 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Committee Member

Julia Koffel is continuing as a Committee Member for the Professional Services Practice Management Group in 2020.

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After an initial career in the family business of film production and advertising,  Julia took on the role of CEO for Koffels Solicitors & Barristers founded in 1990.

 With a business background as a foundation, it brought a fresh look to the traditional concept of managing a profession based environment.

As a family run, mid-tier firm with a focus on commercial transactions and cross-border work, it is a full service firm with all the complexity of a diverse practice.

Her role in the firm includes that of financial controller, compliance, budgeting, matter & client monitoring, acquisition of plant & equipment, staffing, and marketing; while maintaining a culture within the firm conducive to a positive work environment. 

Koffels’ membership with IR Global began in 2014, and their involvement has remained both active and highly rewarding.

As a member of the newly formed Practice Management Committee, she hopes that the focus will be on an exchange of ideas within the general membership, about mutual issues addressed by all members in the pursuit of successful, efficient and profitable practices. 

In a rapidly changing global business environment the ability to embrace new ideas as to what those practices will look like in the very near future will take initiative and thinking outside the square as we know it today.

Firm Description

Our family name is the name on the door and that means everything to us.

Our firm opened in 1990 and we now represent businesses ranging from Australian entrepreneurs to established industry leaders with turnover in excess of EUR 1 billion per year. We understand what it is like to build, own and run your own business and we take great pride in working with clients who trust us with what is often their life’s work.


We are a business minded law firm. We understand the full range of issues that both individuals and businesses face. Our principal has owned and run his own successful multinational advertising business, and our staff hold qualifications in business, finance and accounting. We draw upon our full range of experience gained over the years in representing our commercial clients.

Our knowledge of the different facets of business allows us to apply a holistic approach ensuring that our legal support is fully integrated to achieve our client’s desired outcome.


We represent clients all around the world including off shore companies investing into Australia and Australian based multinationals with interests in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. We have a depth of experience in dealing with the difficulties clients face in cross border transactions including language and cultural barriers as well as the specific legal complexities associated with foreign jurisdictions.

With over 24 years of international experience, we are one of the select few Sydney firms that specialise in cost effective cross border work.

Our family based approach and business knowledge, combined with our international capability makes us “Koffels”.

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Law
  • Building & Construction Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Compensation Law
  • Compensation Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debt Collections
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Credit
  • Horse Law / Equine Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Insolvency Law
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolutions
  • Medical Law
  • Migration
  • Probate, Succession, Wills and Estate Planning
  • Real Property & Conveyancing
  • Sports Law including Motor Sports
  • Strata & Community Title Law