influence legal is a boutique commercial practice specialising in IT, intellectual property, commercial contracting, marketing and compliance.

Based in inner Sydney, our focus is to provide commercial, efficient business advice based on a solid, up to date understanding of relevant legal principles.

As a small firm, influence legal is able to provide timely and client-centred advice with a flexible  approach.

Elizabeth Burrows Director
Elizabeth Burrows, Director

With the kind of substantial, high level experience that you can rely on to provide you with top-quality advice, we also have a clear understanding of the issues facing new and growing businesses.

Elizabeth Burrows, director, has over 20 years’ experience advising a range of commercial clients, from global IT corporations to independent Australian film producers and composers. Elizabeth worked at major Australian law firms and large corporates, including IBM and SOCOG, before establishing influence legal in 2012.

Blake Motbey, associate, joined the team at influence legal as a paralegal in 2018.

Influence Legal - Blake Motbey
Blake Motbey, Associate

Combining his passion for the arts and creative industries with his background in law, Blake has previously worked in the legal team at a major record label, has assisted in advising student start-ups as part of the UNSW Entrepreneur Legal Centre, and has volunteered with the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

Throughout his time with us, Blake has gained a range of experience in a variety of areas, including commercial contracting, intellectual property, information technology, entertainment, and commercial law matters.

Sharna White, graduate lawyer
Sharna White, graduate lawyer

Sharna White has joined our team as a graduate lawyer. Sharna has worked as a paralegal at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Arts Law Centre of Australia, and has also completed an internship at Allens.

Sharna is interested in intellectual property and information technology and is excited to be part of the influence legal team. 

ARTLAW_300_BlueThis firm is a valued pro bono supporter of the Arts Law Centre of Australia.

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