About Restore Legal

About us

We are passionate about providing access to justice to all through the delivery of the highest quality legal services tailored to individual circumstances. We are devoted to helping you to change your life for the better and regain control.

What we believe

You deserve access to justice and to be compensated in full. You deserve quality and timely legal services and realistic advice from an experienced and dedicated professional who takes the time to understand your unique situation.

Maria Skordou

Legal Practitioner Director

Legal Practitioner Director, was admitted to practise as a solicitor on 31 January 2000 and has practised exclusively in the area of compensation law for the last 20 years. In May 2002, Maria joined Shine Lawyers and was employed by that firm for over 16 years, becoming a partner in June 2009.

On 1 August 2018 Maria launched Restore Legal where she continues to achieve her goal of helping every one of her clients to secure the best possible outcome at the earliest opportunity. Exceptional client care, services tailored to the individual and producing the highest quality work are her driving forces.

Maria is proud of the technical legal knowledge that she has amassed throughout her many years of fighting for the rights of individual, and feels grateful for the opportunity to achieve outstanding outcomes in her own firm, Restore Legal Brisbane.


  • Member of Queensland Law Society (since 2000).
  • Member of Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.
  • Member of Women’s Network Australia.

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 1994 - 1997

    Bachelor of Laws

    Queensland University of Technology

  • 1998 - 1999

    Two-year Articles of Clerkship

    Supervised legal practise following completion of law degree

    1998 - 1999

  • 31 January, 2000

    Solicitor Admission

    Admitted to practise as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

  • 23 February, 2000

    Solicitor Admission

    Admitted to practise as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and all Federal Courts

    23 February, 2000

Meet The Team

Natalie Lawback

Senior Paralegal

Natalie Lawback joined Restore Legal in March 2021 as a Senior Paralegal, bringing with her over 25 years of experience in personal injury claims. She has worked with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds including the Aboriginal community.

Natalie loves personal injury law as she feels it is an area of law where clients can come from any walk of life and receive a fair and equitable outcome without discrimination. She enjoys getting to know her clients and assisting them to get the best possible result. Natalie is reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and up for any challenge. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Geoghegan

Senior Paralegal

Lauren Geoghegan returned to Restore Legal in March 2023 as a Senior Paralegal, having previously worked with Maria in the firm from November 2020 before taking some time out of the workforce to expand her family.

Lauren has more than 17 years of experience in personal injury law and first worked with Maria in 2006!

Lauren’s kind and caring nature drives her motivation to diligently and respectfully advance clients’ legal matters.  Outside of work, Lauren is a busy mum of two little ones who enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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