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.

Memberships

  • 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

Paralegal

Natalie Lawback joined Restore Legal in March 2021 as a 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 your client 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 for their claim. Natalie is reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and up for any challenge. Outside of work she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Eve Lee-Roberts

Eve Lee-Roberts joined Restore Legal in July 2021 after finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Honours) and Behavioural Science (Psychology) at the Queensland University of Technology. Eve has over six years of experience in the legal industry as a law clerk and paralegal and has completed placements with Caxton Legal Centre and duty lawyers at the Family Law Court.

Eve has utilised her psychology degree in these roles to better understand and communicate with clients and has found that it has lent to her understanding of the psychology of trauma which is a recurrent feature in many of the clients who Restore Legal assists. She has also undertaken training on the interaction of Australia’s first peoples with the Australian legal system and Aboriginal perspectives of law. This, coupled with her immersion experience in the Cherbourg community and contract work to organise tertiary training, employment and mentoring for Indigenous persons with the view of engaging them in work on the construction and maintenance of the Inland Rail project has allowed her a better understanding of the needs and communication styles of Indigenous clients.

Eve is due to complete her Practical Legal Training in June of 2022 and then plans to be admitted as a solicitor.

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