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We're on a mission to transform the value of legal services for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the industry.

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The future of the Law

The Legal Industry was in a pretty dark place when Plexus was founded in 2011.  Only 12% of clients where satisfied by their law firms, and the profession had the highest level of depression of any industry.    

Our founders believed in a better future. Their vision was to ‘Create the Future of The Law’ and they established their mission: To ‘Transform the value of Legal’ for the benefit of our clients, our people and the community.    

Since then Plexus has been at the vanguard of the most significant transformation in the legal industry’s history. Our business model and innovations have been profiled as case studies in business schools globally, and featured by publications including: HBR, The Australian and the ABC.    

We are now the world leader in Legal Automation and Legal Innovation and our services such a Legal GatewayPromotion Wizard Plexus Secondments are loved by over 200 of the world’s leading brands including: General Motors, L'Oréal, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Samsung & Spotify.  

Proudly, Plexus’s Net Promoter Score is 7x the industry average and our rapidly growing team serves our clients from offices in the North America, Europe and Australia.    

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What we believe in

Our mission: ‘Transform the Value of Legal Services’ for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the industry. We take this seriously. 

Our vision: To create the future of ‘The Law'

This culture is encoded in our values:

  • Positive intent:  Our thoughts and actions are founded on goodwill and generosity
  • Everyone wins:  We seek positive outcomes for every stakeholder
  • Be an owner:  We own the outcome and act with intelligent autonomy
  • I am my word:  We deliver on our commitments. What we say we do
  • Best version: We challenge ourselves and each other to grow

Our people

This isn’t like your typical Law Firm. Over half of our staff are employed in non-traditional law firm positions such as ‘Solution Architect’, ‘Legal Knowledge Engineer’ and ‘Product Manager’. We utilise Lean, Kaizen, and Agile methodologies for both product development and business improvement. 

Our people are relentlessly curious and hell bent on challenging the status quo. We are client obsessed, understanding that our client’s success is our success. We are unified, supportive, and team focused and as a collective, we wholeheartedly embrace change, as there are no maps for where we are going.

Our people

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We have an enormous focus on development and learning. We run an internal learning initiative called Plexus University designed to up-skill and drive team development. In addition, all staff are encouraged grow and development through internal and external training and the ever growing Plexus Library. 

We share weekly meals together and engage in a monthly “Happiness Project” which focuses on getting out of the office to build team unity. We have recently redeveloped our Melbourne HQ, providing stand-up desks and state of the art facilities.

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Our Team

Meet the team 'Creating the Future of the Law'

Andrew Mellett

Andrew Mellett

CEO

Andrew was most recently an Asia Pacific Director of the Finance, Strategy, and Legal Practice for a global NYSE listed consulting firm. Andrew advised CFOs, Heads of Strategy, General Counsel and Internal Audit of 85% of the ASX100 and large corporates throughout the region.

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Andrew Meagher

Andrew Meagher

Chairman

Andrew is a Barrister practicing predominantly in commercial law and corporate crime. Prior to this he worked for a number of years at one of Australia’s largest law firms. Andrew is also an Officer in the Australian Army Reserve.

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Jess McKay

Jess McKay

Chief Operating Officer

Jess was formally the Executive General Manager responsible for IT, Finance and Administration of a large healthcare organisation. Prior to this, she was in senior management at a number of large management consulting organisations.

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Rick Junnier

Rick Junnier

Chief Commercial Officer

Rick has a passion for people, technology, great ideas and disruption that creates value and drives growth. He has a strong track record of success creating new businesses that deliver tremendous value for customers and rewarding experiences for the people building them.

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Michael Melia

Michael Melia

Chief Technology Officer

Mike has a long history in agile software development. He was most recently the Head of Engineering at a global, market-leading, Australian SaaS company; growing and steering the Engineering team through an IPO and then into an acquisition by a global software giant.

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Ed Pullen

Ed Pullen

Marketing Director

Ed is an experienced growth Marketer specialising in B2B demand generation, digital strategy, marketing automation and brand growth. Ed has held a number of marketing leadership roles across media, technology, retail, education, marketing services and legal.

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Paul Birk

Paul Birk

UK Commercial Director

Paul has worked in the UK legal sector for over a decade providing private practice and in-house lawyers access to a range of services. Following a stint in true executive search he joined the number one technology research business where he developed their UK presence in the legal sector from almost a standing start.

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Patrick Fong

Patrick Fong

Head of Product

Patrick was most recently the Chief Technology Officer of a social media management platform prior to joining Legal Gateway as a Head of Product. Patrick is a leading technology executive with over 12 years’ experience building cloud-based applications and leading software development.

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Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Customer Success Manager

Alex cut his teeth in Sales, Account Management and Customer Success with a UK based CRM and e-Commerce developer. Overseeing the transition of a wide range of customers from traditional on-premise to SaaS solutions, his last role enabled him to develop a keen understanding of the ever-changing disciplines of Customer Success.

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Sharmila Pamamull

Sharmila Pamamull

Senior Counsel

Sharmila joined Plexus from a boutique law firm specialising in marketing and media. Sharmila graduated with a Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Science from The University of Melbourne.

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Thomas Mahon

Thomas Mahon

Marketing Solutions Director

Tom is an energetic and engaging business leader with a reputation for building many high-performing marketing, product, sales and ops teams.

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Alistair Griffin

Alistair Griffin

Business Analyst

Alistair was a Senior Business Analyst at a Financial Services Tech firm in the UK prior to moving to Melbourne at the start of 2017. Previously working for a mixture of mature start-ups and larger corporates on both permanent and contract basis he has worked on a variety of business and IT projects.

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Angelica Clack

Angelica Clack

Associate Director Talent

Angelica was the Research Manager and a Consultant at one of Melbourne's top executive search firms prior to joining Legal Gateway. She holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science. Passions: Travel, creative design and health.

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Cil van der Merwe

Cil van der Merwe

Senior Legal Counsel & Associate Commercial Director

Cil is a dual qualified lawyer (admitted in England & Wales and NSW) and started his legal career at Wedlake Bell in London (with secondments in-house at Diageo and Vestey Foods), before joining Dentons in Sydney.

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Andrew Trigg

Andrew Trigg

Principal Engineer

Andrew is an experienced software engineer with over 20 years of experience. Andrew is an expert in Agile processes and practices, software engineering and team collaboration. He has experience of a wide variety of domains across many industries.

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Bulkan Evcimen

Bulkan Evcimen

Engineer

Bulkan has been working as a Software Engineer ever since he graduated from RMIT Software Engineering in 2007. Most recently Bulkan was a User Interface Engineer at a global, market-leading, Australian SaaS company in which he worked on multiple products and helped modernised existing ones.

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Prashanth Jayakumar

Prashanth Jayakumar

Engineer

After graduating with a degree in telecommunication engineering, Prashanth joins Legal Gateway with over 13 years of experience as an engineer. Prior to joining Plexus, Prashanth honed his skills at Alliance, Goldman Sachs and Infosys Ltd.

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Gokul Krishnan

Gokul Krishnan

Engineer

Gokul is a seasoned software engineer with a Masters in IT from RMIT. He has experience in agile and devops practices. Prior to joining Legal Gateway, Gokul worked at Aconex across all their major products.

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Max Pfeifer

Max Pfeifer

Marketing Optimisation & Social Impact Manager

Max is an accomplished marketer, product manager and strategist. He has spent the last three years as a strategist and client service lead for Australian marketing technology startup Peazie, and previously was the National Media Director for fundraising campaign Live Below The Line.

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Brittany Rogers

Brittany Rogers

Office Manager

Brittany was a Personal Assistant at one of Melbourne's top executive search firms prior to joining Legal Gateway. Brittany holds a Diploma in Human Resources and is now currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University.

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Harry Johns

Harry Johns

Sales Associate

Harry joined Legal Gateway after working at a boutique consultancy specialising in leadership risk management, he also maintains experience working in sales for one of Australia’s largest telecommunications providers.

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Walker Fraser

Walker Fraser

Sales Associate

Prior to joining Legal Gateway, Walker worked as a Business Development Representative in San Francisco with tech giant, Oracle. While at Oracle, he gained key insights into how large organisations operate and function.

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Jon Fister

Jon Fister

Quality Assurance Engineer

Jon made his debut into Quality Assurance through gaming, where he offered defects, improvements and suggestions to the company who made his favourite game as a hobby. He found he loved it and quickly turned this into a profession. Jon previously worked on projects for Medibank, Victoria Police, VicRoads and smaller startup companies.

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Dougall Stevenson

Dougall Stevenson

Legal Knowledge Engineer

Dougall was previously a Paralegal for a consulting tax lawyer and has experience as a Comedy Producer. Dougall has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Studies) and is currently completing his Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne.

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Isaac Wong

Isaac Wong

Legal Knowledge Engineer

Isaac was previously a Paralegal for a boutique commercial law firm before joining Plexus. During his time at University, he co-developed a web application which provided automated advice for parking offenders. Isaac holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws from Deakin University.

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Teresa Bui

Teresa Bui

Team Assistant

Teresa was an accounts manager and licensing assistant for a toy distribution company prior to joining Legal Gateway. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne.

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Patric Cui

Patric Cui

Junior Software Engineer

Patric is passionate about building software solutions to solve difficult problems. Before joining Plexus as a junior software engineer, Patric worked at Dun & Bradstreet Inc as a software developer. Patric holds a Master of Computer Science from RMIT University.

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Geraldine Griffiths

Geraldine Griffiths

Lawyer

Geraldine has four years of experience working in private firms in a range of areas from family, to criminal and personal injury. Her experience in business development has equipped her with commercial acumen that has proven complementary to working in private legal practice.

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