Our Team

Jennifer Tutty
Principal

With an innate entrepreneurial spirit, Jennifer (Jen) started Studio Legal in 2011, on a mission to offer more accessible and tailored legal services to creatives. Her dedication to her craft and hard work, has lead Studio Legal to become a ‘go to’ firm for the creative industries in Australia. 

With 15 years’ experience in her field, Jennifer’s services are highly sought after by a range of successful media personalities, performers, well known brands, creative agencies, music festivals, hospitality operators, start-ups and other exciting businesses. As a business owner herself and having actively worked as a professional DJ for 15 years, she intimately understands the pressures faced by her clients, and her legal advice is accompanied with an empathetic and strategic touch. 

When she’s not in the office, you will find Jennifer out DJing, going for a really long walk on the beach, watching trashy reality TV shows, trying her best to limit her wine and cheese intake, netball coaching or hanging out with her family. 


Katerina Pshenichner
Senior Associate 

Naturally caring and always going the extra mile, Katerina is an experienced commercial lawyer and practises across a variety of matters including commercial contracting, business restructuring, IT, competition and consumer law, privacy and data and regulatory compliance.  

Advising Studio Legal clients in the technology, hospitality, creative industries, manufacturing, retail and professional services sectors, she particularly enjoys working with start-ups and SMEs to collaboratively find elegant and business-orientated solutions. 

In true Studio Legal spirit and despite her busy legal career, Katerina also he also manages an alternative career as independent singer/songwriter, KA-TYA, with several pop singles, music videos and an EP to her name.


Julian Gillard
Senior Associate 

Julian practises in employment law as well as handling Studio Legal’s dispute and litigation matters including contractual disputes, consumer law disputes, unfair dismissal and adverse action claims and restraint of trade disputes. 

With a level head and passion for the law, Julian prides himself on providing practical, clear and cost-efficient legal services to clients, underpinned by thorough consideration of the law and the client’s objectives and needs both commercially and personally.  Julian’s diligence and legal services are highly regarded by both clients and fellow legal practitioners. 

When Julian’s not knee deep in case law or being confused with surfers and musicians while traveling the Greek islands, he enjoys watching basketball religiously and reading anthropology novels. 


Brodie Williams
Special Counsel 

With a love of all things IP and tech, Brodie assists Studio Legal clients across a range of intellectual property and technology matters including trade marks, designs, copyright, privacy, IT contracting, marketing and advertising legal compliance and infringement matters. 

As well as being a registered trade mark attorney, Brodie has also worked as a trade marks examiner and policy officer at IP Australia.  Her experience working for IP Australia has given her valuable insight on how to successfully move her clients trade mark applications through to registration, despite various objections and hurdles along the way. 

In her spare time, you will find Brodie DJing at some of Melbourne’s hottest underground nightclubs or riding waves at the beach.  An animal lover, Brodie  is also a dog mother to one very mischievous husky ‘Mystik’ whose escapism skills rival those of Harry Houdini’s.


Sarah Ramsey-Caudle
Solicitor & Trade Marks Attorney

Sarah practises across a range of intellectual property and commercial law matters, working closely with artists, designers, fashion labels, beauty brands, wine labels, creative agencies and more. Having worked for leading global and Australian fashion companies, Sarah has a unique understanding of the legal issues faced by fashion, beauty and lifestyle businesses in particular.

With a Masters in Intellectual Property Law, Sarah loves helping creative businesses and individuals protect and commercialise their IP assets. Her genuine interest in and care for her clients and their businesses, and her collaborative approach take the stress, complication and legalese off clients’ hands so they can rest easy knowing that both their IP and broader commercial objectives are aligned and taken care of.

Out of the office you’ll find Sarah enjoying the company of her friends eating and drinking her way around Melbourne, at the Pilates studio, indulging in too many skin care and scented candle purchases, and shamelessly playing momager to her fur baby, Sadie.


Sebastian Marcu
Solicitor 

Sebastian is our resident entertainment lawyer, handling all sorts of entertainment industry matters such as reviewing and drafting recording agreements, management agreements, copyright licences and booking agreements. He works regularly with festivals, record labels, venues and artists both in Australia and internationally. 
 
As Sebastian has also been running his own music industry business since 2018, he brings a much needed level of street smart and industry knowledge to the role and his legal practice.  Having cut his teeth in the Melbourne music scene as a DJ and event promoter, Sebastian currently balances his legal work with his other job as a booking agent, manager and tour promoter for a well-respected Melbourne agency.   
 
Not only does Sebastian hold a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce, but he also has an impressive record collection. When not at work he enjoys cooking, escaping the big smoke and books about science.


Sara Giampa Kease
Studio Manager

Coordination is Sara’s forte and her verve for administration and planning ensures that Studio Legal is a tightly run (and fun) ship! She  brings with her over 15 years of experience, organisation and creativity to her role; with a unique  set of skills acquired from a long-term background in music events management and marketing. 

In previous roles Sara, has worked with some of Australia’s most well-known festivals and promoters; handling logistics and coordination of some of the world’s biggest DJ and festival tours. With a Bachelor in Business and also a Diploma in Interior Design, Sara is very familiar with applying strong business sensibility to creative industries and really connects to Studio Legal’s overall ethos.  

After-hours, Sara might be working on small interior design projects, cheering on the sidelines as a soccer mum and hanging out at her peninsula home with her husband, two boys and Moritz their Mini Schnauzer. Sara also has big love for independent cinema, and on rare occasion you may find her letting loose on a dance floor.


Andrew Szoeke (Zok)
Director of Operations and Hospitality Consultant 

Having spent the past 20 years working in hospitality operations and management, Zok now enjoys using his well-refined management and ‘ops’ skills to support and strengthen the Studio Legal business and team. 

In addition to his work for Studio Legal, Zok is an active and leading advocate for the hospitality industry sitting on the board of the Chapel Street Traders Association, the Australian Venues Associates (AVA) and the Stonningon Liquor Accord.  Zok also privately consults to businesses within the hospitality industry on a variety of issues such as liquor licensing, promotion, music policies and security.   

When he’s not working, you will find Zok DJ-ing at Melbourne’s best clubs and bars, kicking the footy with his two kids, cooking his family another beautiful meal and trying desperately to get down the coast to go surfing.


Our Network

As we are a boutique firm with a niche set of legal skills, we regularly engage consultant lawyers and barristers to work on special projects.  This trusted network of colleagues allows us to offer our clients a wider range of legal services when required.

If you would like Studio Legal to assist you with a project please speak to us about the scope your work.

We are also friends with great accountants and book-keepers who specialise in the creative industries.  If you need help with your finances, we would be happy to introduce you!