About us

Who We Are

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Most firms say they are commercial. Mukushi means it. Every member of our team has owned and/or operated businesses in their core practice area. You will notice the difference in our pragmatic approach, personalised service and fixed fees.

 

 

Tsungai Mukushi – Principal Solicitor

Commercial Lawyer | Director
Head of Franchising, Disputes and Litigation

Tsungai is a Legal Practitioner and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. His experience includes over 10 years of commercial law practice focused on franchising.

Tsungai quickly distils documents and contracts into their real-life consequences to allow his clients to knuckle down on the important issues. He understands the practical and commercial implications of the various issues involved in small businesses, and in particular, franchises.

Tsungai has successfully represented clients in a variety of matters in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court, County Court and Magistrates Court. Tsungai’s experience includes both the non-litigious and litigious aspects of:

  • commercial law;
  • intellectual property law;
  • retail leasing;
  • commercial property law and conveyancing;
  • corporate finance;
  • supplier agreements;
  • distribution agreements;
  • immigration law; and
  • alternative dispute resolution.

Tsungai graduated from Bond University with a Juris Doctor. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Financial Planning and Commercial Law) from Deakin University. Tsungai’s business experience includes being a former executive director of 2 small businesses in Victoria.

Tsungai is friendly approachable and prides himself on being a legal strategist with a solution focused approach and, maintaining open communication channels.

Languages: English, Shona, French

Benjamin Cohen – Solicitor


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Commercial Lawyer | Director
Head of Commercial, Education, Finance and Projects

Ben Cohen is a commercial Solicitor at Mukushi Legal. Ben’s qualifications include a Juris Doctor with Distinction from RMIT and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from  Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, New Zealand.  He is a Legal Practitioner and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Ben specialises in both litigious and non-litigious areas of commercial law, corporate finance, private wealth structuring, commercial property, franchising, tax and equity. Ben regularly assists clients with RTO sales, purchases and audits.

Ben’s forte is strategic input for his clients, accomplished through close contact with a view to making consistently sound decisions which keep his clients out of Court and focused on wealth creation. His arsenal includes a variety  of alternative dispute resolution techniques to achieve positive outcomes for clients.

Ben attributes the his strength as a commercial lawyer to his real world experience as Executive Director of the Curvessence Group from May 2011 to August 2016. This has allowed him to be very ‘matter of fact’ and practical in all advise he offers clients.

Languages: English, French

Lorraine Lim – Consultant

Lorraine has over 18 years of experience working in Malaysia and Australia as a commercial solicitor, and as a supervisor and trainer of other lawyers.

Previously a partner at a boutique law firm in Malaysia, she is now a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and specialises in property and immigration law.

She is the lead person in the firm for conveyancing and migration matters and has honed her skills across a wide range of complex domestic and international matters where her detailed and expert knowledge is required.

Her empathetic nature and genuine desire to achieve goals has led to many positive outcomes for clients seeking representation for investment or assistance with migration to Australia.

Languages: English, Malay, Cantonese

Stuart Peace – Solicitor


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Stuart Peace is a Solicitor at Mukushi Legal where he specialises in Commercial, Franchising, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, and Leasing. Stuart’s qualifications include a Juris Doctor with Distinction from RMIT and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. He has been admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Previously, Stuart was an award-winning Senior Property Manager in Darwin and North Queensland, and has frequently appeared at QCAT, Consumer Affairs & NTCAT. This has given him experience with clients from a diverse background and will ensure that Stuart is able to assist you through every step and that you feel comfortable throughout your matter.

Languages: English

Deanna Campese – Solicitor


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Deanna Campese is a commercial Solicitor at Mukushi Legal. Deanna’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws from Victoria University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Latrobe University majoring in accounting. Deanna has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria. Deanna brings extensive real-world insight into e-commerce, the beauty industry, FMCC and trademarks through her experience as a founder of online brands and as director of the annual Sydney Lash Masters Conference.

Languages: English  

Rohit Malhotra – Special Counsel


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A former Magistrate, Rohit Malhotra has spent more than 20 years in the law. Rohit has held senior positions in both government and private practice.

Rohit acts as Special Counsel to Mukushi Legal where he brings his considerable experience to Civil and Criminal Litigation, Higher Education, RTO matters and Commercial legal strategy.

Rohit has taught law at RMIT University and has led specialist training courses abroad. Rohit has appeared in various Magistrate, Country, District, and Supreme Court’s around Australia and overseas.

Rohit works tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for his clients, and they benefit from his extensive experience and ability to translate legal complexities into direct and easy-to-understand advice.

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Daniel Cookson – Solicitor


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Daniel is a Solicitor at Mukushi Legal where he specialises in litigious and non-litigious areas of commercial law. Daniel has represented clients in relation to insolvency matters in the Supreme Court of Victoria. He has a particular passion for dispute resolution and ensuring clients obtain a commercial outcome.  His qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University. Daniel has been admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Daniel also has a background in customer service and account management which helps to ensure our clients are made to feel comfortable and receive clear communication from end to end in their matter.

Languages: English