About our firm

Lakis & Knight are not your traditional law firm.

Our unique approach to legal advice cuts through the complexity, designed to give clarity to our clients every step of the way.

What you can expect from Lakis & Knight are a group of dedicated legal minds who will always answer when you call, so you have the right advice when you need it. A team where the Partner you know is the one doing the work, so we understand the details of your matter inside out. Experienced legal representation with transparent fees, so you always know where you stand.

Simple structures, less confusion,
better results.

At Lakis & Knight there are no surprises, just certainty, so you have the rock-solid foundation you need to build your business to its fullest potential. Our team brings decades of experience to each and every matter. Each advisor has honed their legal expertise through representation of businesses from expansive multinationals to seed stage startups.

Accessing expert legal advice shouldn’t be a minefield of its own. Our team will arm you with all the tools so you can make smart, informed decisions with confidence.

Meet the founder

Lakis & Knight was born from the vision of founder Michael Tzirtzilakis, an experienced legal professional from Sydney, Australia. Michael has spent decades advising clients on matters across markets, industries and continents, driven by the same ethos which now powers Lakis & Knight – the smart moves come from informed decisions. All the solicitors at Lakis & Knight are driven by a passion to serve the firm’s clients. Legal counsel only holds value if it’s available when you need it. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn to learn more about his unique approach to building a better law firm.

Knowing is half the battle - get the right legal partner to help you build your business to its full potential.

What our clients say

Paul Greenberg
Company Director and Entrepreneur

I am delighted to provide these notes of commendation for Michael Tzirtzilakis and the outstanding work legal advice and support Michael has provided to me. Our relationship goes back over two decades and he has acted for me, in my personal capacity, as well as professional capacity. Michael was very instrumental in supporting the journey of DealsDirect, a pioneer online retailer, which I co-founded in 2004. His mandate was broad and included not only the full suite of business legal services, but also a number of initiatives crucial to risk management and protection in the fast-growing digital space. Michael is an outstanding practitioner, with the highest levels of service and personal and professional values. I recommend his services, without hesitation or reservation.

Matt Brickwood
Director, Spring Digital

Working with Michael has been an absolute pleasure. His ability to blend the time sensitive and complicated commercials of business with solid foundations and principles in law, mean that as a business owner I am able to take decisive action, with eyes wide open, knowing that I have the best advice and guidance possible. Beyond that Michael is a true gentleman who handles matters with integrity, honesty and communicates in plain, no-nonsense English. I highly recommend him to assist you in your legal needs.

Terry Saba
Director, Bawdens Industrial

I have known Michael for over 20 years and I have always felt comfortable recommending our clients to him. Thank you for your passion, honesty, trust and knowledge and Bawdens Industrial will continue working with Michael into the future.

Harvey Chalker
Pyrotek Group General Manager Engineered Systems and Oceania

Michael has provided quality advice to the Managing Directors of Pyrotek Pty Ltd since 2002. Michael is very responsive and is easy to collaborate with on complex matters. Michael’s expertise covers all aspects of business law from contracts to human resources. We will continue to be one of Michael’s clients in his new business and we wish him every success.

Phil Patelis
Founder, Aibl

Michael has provided outstanding service as my lawyer for many years, to my old company (now acquired) and in my present business. There have been vast amounts of work across commercial and employment law completed to an exceptional degree that has served us well.  In addition, we have had some challenging situations to deal with, and at these times, it can be not easy to have clarity. In these times, Michael helped put our minds at ease and navigated us through the situations exceeding all expectations.  Michael has high levels of integrity and has a unique ability to simplify complex cases into an easily understood form. His integrity, honesty and great personality are a great combination and why I will never look elsewhere for legal counsel.

Paul Slaviero
Director, Momenta Advisors

Michael and I have worked together for a number of years in different roles. Michael’s diligence, technical knowledge and service standard has been instrumental and with confidence, I continue to refer my clients to Michael. Michael is direct, professional and trustworthy on his judgment with legal matters.

Nick and Cynthia Randolph
Directors, Built to Roam Pty Ltd

Michael is professional, efficient and personable. He has been guiding us for over 10 years in a wide array of areas, including business, investments and personal legal matters, to always ensure we are informed and that our interests are protected. He acts with honesty, integrity and transparency. We always value his pragmatic approach to the law, even in highly emotive situations.

Laurie Casalini
Director, H Dallas Industries Pty Ltd

Michael Tzirtzilakis was introduced to H Dallas Industries Pty Ltd some 30+ years ago to look after all our legal needs.  During this period Michael has proven his expertise and skills to our business to a high level of competence and as such, we have elected to follow him throughout his career and will continue to do so in his own practice. H Dallas Industries congratulate Michael for embarking upon the opening of his own practice and I highly recommend his professional services to anyone in need of a competent Legal Professional!

Dari Kaplan
Co-Founder Dari’s Kitchen and Dari Kay

For the last 10 years Michael is looking after all our legal matters, big or small.  He is knowledgeable, honest, reliable, and trustworthy. Michael made a very big difference to us, personally and professionally.  We consider Michael to be our partner… our friend… our family.

Andrew Lewy
Director, Forest Print Services

The thing I loved about working with Michael is that he genuinely cares about achieving the right result. My commercial lease negotiations were complex and had many twists and turns, not to mention very tight deadlines – however nothing was too difficult or too much trouble for Michael. The lease was signed on Christmas eve and I went on holidays happy and relieved everything had been finalised properly – I would highly recommend Michael to anyone who is in the process of securing a new commercial lease.

Andrew Jones
Former Vice President BMG Production Music, Asia Pacific

I’ve had Michael by my legal side for many years. He’s whip-smart, quick-thinking, a tactical genius, and was a dominant player in my recent business sale. If you need the best, here he is.

Alan Swarbrick
Director, H Dallas Industries Pty Ltd

I have worked with Michael Tzirtzilakis for over 30 years where he has advised and represented our company H Dallas Industries Pty Ltd and me personally in all maters from Construction Contacts, HR, Unfair dismissals, Debt recovery, Property purchases and many other issues where legal advice was needed. I think it’s rare to find a Lawyer that is so accessible and responsive when help is needed with a great understanding of the Construction Industry. I happily recommend Michael to any business owner or individual that is looking for legal advice and look forward to continue working with Michael in his own practice.