About

Elena’s focus is to find a solution to your legal issue avoiding the need for unnecessary cost, stress or lengthy litigation. With that in mind, in 2011, Elena established Adelaide Legal Solutions.

Elena was trained by one of the leading criminal lawyers in South Australia. During that time, she managed many serious and complex criminal law cases. After opening Adelaide Legal Solutions Elena quickly realised that she had a skill set for drafting and branched out into Family Law. Her affidavits are known to be succinct and relevant to the application at hand. Elena’s negotiation skills are well recognised and she is able to deal with the most complex of cases. Elena is diligent, persistent, empathetic and will go that extra mile to ensure her clients are at ease during what can often be a very stressful time.

Elena has developed solid working relationships with the legal community to effectively negotiate on your behalf. She exercises care with your legal funds and will delegate if needed to appropriate third parties such as expert witnesses in accordance with your budget.

Elena was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2007 and has a double degree in Business Economics and Law and Legal Practice from the Flinders University South Australia. She is admitted to the High Court of Australia and has memberships to the Law Society of South Australia and is part of the Law Society Legal Advisory Service. Elena is also a member of the Hellenic Lawyer’s Association. Elena has taught and lectured as part of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Australian National University in Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide, and continues to mentor Law graduates from South Australian Universities.

During Elena’s downtime, she loves spending time at the beach with her daughter and two dogs. She is actively involved in her local community volunteering on various projects throughout the year.

Founded in 2011

25 people in their team


Practice areas
Family
Lawsuits & Disputes
Criminal Defense
Elder Law

Languages spoken
English

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Practice areas

Family

Adoption
Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Divorce & Separation

Family Law

 

We will map out a plan and give you direction. That direction can simply be through a one hour consultation with our senior solicitor Elena Leonardos at a current rate of $330 inclusive of GST.

The breakdown of a relationship is often an emotional and highly challenging time. ALS understand this and ensure that you are informed about your rights, entitlements and obligations. ALS will guide you through the Family Law process from beginning to end. We will offer alternatives to litigation.

ALS understand that this area of law can be stressful and financially difficult. We offer payment plans for those who are experiencing financial difficulties. Our current hourly rate is fixed at $440.00 inclusive of GST making access to a Family Lawyer and access to justice more affordable.

Our Senior Solicitor Elena Leonardos takes a no-nosense but sympathetic approach. We also have have competent, diligent and passionate barristers or counsel available to advocate for you.

 

Lawsuits & Disputes

Litigation

Commercial Law

 

Commercial litigation is often stressful and expensive. We understand this and with that in mind, we are actively pursue resolution.

We encourage negotiation with the other party in a way that is just and equitable, and avoids the need to be tangled in the complexities of litigation. We strive to give the power back to the client so that you do not need a Judge to decide what happens with your business and your life.

We are experienced in the art of conflict resolution, however, we do not shy away from a dispute.

If you instruct us to act in relation to your commercial dispute, you can be assured that we will work with you to achieve an outcome that has been strategically planned and skilfully implemented.

 

Criminal Defense

Arrests & Searches
Criminal Litigation
Drug Crime
Drunk Driving
Sex Crime
Speeding & Traffic Ticket

Criminal Law

 

Have you or someone important to you been suspected of or charged with a criminal or traffic offence? It is imperative that you obtain legal advice prior to speaking with the police and we welcome your call for a no obligation discussion.

This is a stressful time, so it’s important you do not delay instructing a lawyer.

Being proactive in this situation could mean that ALS is able to resolve your matter without the need for Court. If Court is unavoidable we can negotiate effectively on your behalf thereby having the charge against you withdrawn or amended to a less serious offence. At times, we can even recover your legal costs.

Our principal and senior lawyer has many years of experience in criminal law, providing a skillful advocacy for clients throughout Adelaide. When you work with us, you get a no-nonsense assessment of your case, guidance about the judicial process and advice on your options. We believe everyone is entitled to a strong defence, which is why we will be with you every step of the way.

ALS will ensure you are competently navigated through the complex criminal justice system. We have experience in all criminal matters, including:

 

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Trusts
Will & Testament

Wills & Estate Planning

 

Your Will

Your Will is a legal document that expresses your intention about the distribution of your Estate when you pass away.

 

What happens if you pass away without a valid Will:

If you pass away without a valid Will, South Australian laws will determine how your Estate will be distributed. This can mean that your valued possessions may not be distributed in accordance with your wishes and to people that you have little to no contact with. It can also cause delay, stress and expense to people you love.

By taking the time to have a Will drafted, you have the best control over who inherits your assets when you pass away.

Wills, Estates and Trusts are a complex and intricate area of law regardless of if you have a modest or large Estate. Contact ALS for a no obligation consultation. At ALS you can be assured that our senior solicitor Elena will exercise skill and attention to detail in the drafting of your Will minimising the risk that your estate will be distributed in a way that conflicts with your wishes.

 

Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directives

Every adult ought to have an Enduring Power of Attorney and an Advance Care Directive. This is a legally drafted document appointing a person that you trust to deal with or manage financial and property decisions on your behalf.

If you lose mental capacity, the law does not automatically provide your spouse or children with the right to make financial or legal decisions on your behalf. This could cause a dispute about decisions that may be critical to your health, well-being and quality of life.

Advance Care Directives replace Powers of Guardianship and Medical Powers of Attorney. It can specify your preferences for personal issues about to your medical care and welfare.

The benefits of such documents is paramount allowing someone that you trust to make decisions about your interests when you are no longer capable. In the absence of such documents, you run a real risk of people that may not have your best interests at heart being responsible for decisions critical to your life.

 

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