Solicitor Director – Stafford Poyser

Stafford is an experienced building and construction lawyer. Stafford’s primary focus is building close relationships with clients to better understand their businesses and objectives to achieve commercial outcomes when resolving construction disputes, payment disputes or contractual management issues. Most of Stafford’s clients are clients who have continually engaged Stafford’s services over a period of time.

Stafford has acted for or been referred work by various Building and Construction Industry bodies and including representing an Industry Body at Government level dealing with important changes to legislation which has had a major impact on the Building and Construction Industry. Stafford is also an experienced building and construction litigator and has wealth of experience to draw on.

Senior Associate – Lauren Howe

In 2016, Lauren graduated at Western Sydney University for her double degree in law and business (human resources and industrial relations).

Lauren was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 27 May 2016, however she has been working in the legal profession since early 2015.

Lauren commenced her legal career at CTI Lawyers as a Law Clerk. Upon being admitted, Lauren was promoted as a solicitor in our building and construction division.

Lauren was employed at CTI Lawyers for three years prior to moving to an award-winning boutique law firm to gain extensive experience in large construction matters. This experience extended to both front end (contract management and procurement) and backend (litigious and non-litigious claims) construction matters. Lauren was acting for developers, head contractors, subcontractors, owners corporations and individuals.

In July 2019, Lauren returned to CTI Lawyers to practice building and construction law and employment law.

Solicitor – Marina Galatoulas

Marina graduated from Western Sydney University with a double degree in law and science. On 24 October 2016, Marina was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. In April 2016, Marina commenced work at CTI Lawyers as a Law Clerk where following her admission she was promoted to solicitor. In her time at CTI Lawyers Marina has gained extensive experience in building and construction law and commercial litigation.

Law Clerk – Maryanne Awad

Maryanne is currently in her fourth year at Macquarie University, completing a double degree in Law and Commerce. In June 2020, Maryanne commenced work at CTI Lawyers as a Paralegal where she assists with legal inquiries and strives to achieve what is best for our clients. In her time at CTI Lawyers, Maryanne has worked side by side with our team and has gained widespread knowledge across areas of Building and Construction Law and Employment Law.