About us

TRANSPARENCY, PROFESSIONALISM, INTEGRITY AND RESPECT

From Samir Banga

Over the span of my career, I have handled a number of high profile matters in various courts around Australia. I conduct my own hearings and sentences based on your interests. I have also instructed counsel in complex matters, both Junior Counsel (JC) and Senior Counsel (SC). This experience and expertise means you receive expert legal advice and a court room advocate that is able to express your views directly in court. This experience also guides the advice given to you as our client, simply put, real world expertise and experience. We know this sets us apart from other law firms offering similar services. At Banga Legal we have established offices in both Sydney and Melbourne, however, our modern technological approach means greater reach and the ability for our firm to cover interstate matters.

Our transparent approach to fees, further assures you peace of mind. We provide real world estimates of costs. We are upfront, in not only achieving the desired legal outcomes, but providing the most clear, affordable and value-based approach to finalising your matter.

We believe that all our clients should feel supported – our team are committed to being your expert partner through whatever lies ahead. We strive to understand your needs and are committed to delivering results. We look forward to working with you.

ABOUT SAMIR BANGA

Founder of Banga Legal, Samir leads the team with a vision of being a truly 21st century firm. Samir’s experience is unparalleled, he has worked in both, big and small firms over the span of his career. Prior to starting Banga Legal, Samir has been at the head of various firms, holding the title of Special Counsel, which is also known as Partner, meaning real experience.

Samir prides himself on being a trusted, relatable and expert advisor to clients from all walks of life. Flexible and professional, Samir is able to adapt quickly to every clients’ individual situation, managing ongoing changes with knowledgeable and strategic efficiency. His ability to make people feel at ease combined with his calm, capable approach means clients always feel informed and in control.

Samir specialises in both Criminal and Family Law which affords him a unique insight into the overwhelming overlap between the two jurisdictions.

As Director of Sydney and Melbourne based ‘Banga Legal’, Samir draws upon his years of industry experience and previous high-profile cases and applies this to his practice in a down to earth and straight-talking manner. With a client-centric approach to all aspects of law, Samir is passionate about achieving the best result possible.

Samir is a proud member of the Law Society of NSW and the Law Institute of Victoria. His experience crosses borders and is not limited to any geographic region.

Our Team

Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law, Master in English Literature and Advanced Diploma in Accounting meaning he is a diversely studious individual. Of interest to his client, he has also honed his expertise in Immigration Law with a  Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law. This is how you know you are with the best Immigration Lawyer Australia has to offer. 

Prior to joining Banga Legal, Gurpreet has worked as a Migration Agent for several years accumulating experience and expertise in the field. He has maintained a passion for the Law from a young age. Gurpreet has been an ambitious individual who had to put a hold to his legal ambitions in his early life, in order to support his family.

Gurpreet is proud of his origins and openly discusses his story when it comes to being a Migrant in Australia. This gives him a further edge in the Migration spectrum, where he not only maintains experience but practical experience. 

Gurpreet mainly practices in the areas of Immigration and Commercial law, however, has a skillset that is applicable to other areas of law. Gurpreet is also multi-lingual, being able to communicate in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and English means he is able to assist clients requiring a more personalised experience.  

Cameron Shamsabad
Cameron is an Associate Lawyer with a generalist practice that includes commercial law and crime, as well as administrative and constitutional law. He graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Laws, and soon after completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) with the College of Law. After this, he went on to complete his Master of Administrative Law & Policy at the University of Sydney. Currently he is undertaking a Master of American Law with George Mason University, and is also developing his doctoral thesis on Australian constitutional law. 
 
Prior to working with Banga Legal, he practiced as a junior solicitor, and also served as a Tipstaff to a judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW.
 
He is a passionate young advocate who kicked off his career fighting COVID-19 fines and cases in a pro bono capacity, and challenging State government measures which infringed fundamental human rights. His approach is diligent and thorough, and he endeavors to serve his clients in a manner which is both friendly and non-judgmental. 
 
Cameron has been recognised with many awards including
Miller & Knight ‘Australia’s Next Top Lawyer’ (2018), Sir Samuel Griffith Society ‘John Nethercote Prize’ (2019), Constitution Education Fund of Australia’s ‘George Winterton Cup’ winner (2020) and Gustav & Emma Bondy Postgraduate Prize (USYD) (2020).
 
 
 
Sam Hall
Sam commenced his legal career serving as a Victorian Policeman. During this time he worked in general duties, family violence advocacy and investigation as well as additional investigative details relating to human source work.
 
Wanting to increase his professional development and capacity to assist people with the Australian Justice System, he completed a Bachelor of Laws with Victoria University (LLB) and eventually a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law before transitioning into work as an Australian Solicitor. He enjoys working in and furthering his understanding of employment law, human rights law and unsurprisingly, criminal law.
 
After being admitted to practice, Sam has sought to leverage his previous work experience to provide a unique and well rounded perspective to the clients of Banga Legal.
Bridget Varrasso
A fierce advocate dedicated to the pursuit of justice, Bridget sees her role as Solicitor as an opportunity to empower her clients. No stranger to adversity, Bridget has transmuted the challenges she has experienced in her own life to inform her practice of the law. 
 
Bridget is experienced in raising awareness and providing advocacy both domestically and abroad. This has recently included various challenges to the Victorian Government’s Pandemic Orders. In addition to this, Bridget has been involved in international criminal prosecutions and dispute resolution. Her international experience with the United Nations and human rights and development organisations in both Nepal and Cambodia has only highlighted to her the importance of client-lead advocacy and the need for open, respectful and inclusive dialogue to address the human rights and social issues individuals and communities face. 
 

Bridget has also worked with both the State and Federal Public Service, and remains engaged in the political space. Her awareness of the political landscape, both domestically and internationally, informs her approach to legal solutions and achieving best possible outcomes for her clients.

Bridget has presented as a guest lecturer at Swinburne University, holds a Bachelor of Laws/Arts (LLB/BA) (La Trobe University), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)(College of Law) and is currently completing a Master of Laws (Human Rights and International Law) (LLM) with Monash University. She looks forward to completing a minor thesis later this year examining the Victorian Government’s Pandemic Legislation. 
 

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it’. – Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

KRISTEN WESTWOOD

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Gradual School of Management.

Prior to joining Banga Legal, Kristen gained more than 20 years of commercial and legal experience working in a range of industries. Kristen’s diverse experience includes investment management, financial planning, insurance, hospitality, fitness and construction. She has also served in a pro-bono capacity as President of the Board of a Not for Profit women’s health organisation.

We all have our reason for entering the legal field, Kristen first became interested in helping others with their legal problems after being drawn into unpleasant and destructive family court proceedings herself several years ago.

Kristen is currently completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and on the verge of becoming the newest member of Banga Legal. 

Kristen is a multi-talented up and coming solicitor, she works predominantly in Family Law and Commercial Law, however, assists clients in fields of the Legal spectrum.

TIFFANY SILBY

 

Tiffany is a final year student undertaking a Bachelor of Law / Bachelor of Arts majoring in social research at the University of Wollongong. She expects to be admitted as a solicitor at the end of 2022.

She brings to the Banga Legal team extensive paralegal experience in commercial, employment, and corporate law. However, she has diverse experience and assists in all areas of law. Once she is admitted to practice, she hopes to go on to specialise in the area of workplace relations.

Gurleen Kaur
 
Gurleen is in the penultimate year of her Bachelors’ of Laws. She has a keen interest in corporate law and employment law. 
 
Gurleen is a quick learner who can swiftly adjust to different situations, allowing her to respond to challenges with confidence, determination and focus. This allows her to her to excel in unpredictable environments. Gurleen has a strong work ethic as well as being dedicated to Banga Legal and our clients.

Banga Legal

In choosing Banga Legal, be assured that our team is there for you. We speak your language, we listen to you and most importantly, we make it happen!

Contact Banga Legal

Sydney Office

(02) 9152 8701

Melbourne Office

(03) 9101 8206​

How we work

Four Steps To Your Success

Banga Legal provides you the confidence of knowing that your guidance comes from the very best Sydney and Melbourne Lawyer. 

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Speak To Us

Chat to us about how we can assist with your legal dilemmas. We pick up where the others cannot.

Outcome

We will discuss your desired outcome and formulate the best way in helping acheieve the set goals.

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Implementation

This is where we will put the strategy in motion. Act on the formula and drive your matter to success, using both litigation and out of court alternatives were applicable.

Success

When you walk away knowing that you obtained the best possible outcome for your case.

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