Located in the busy Bondi Junction commercial hub in East Sydney, Boyarkina Lawyers was established in 2013 initially as a part-time law practice, primarily serving the needs of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs community, with a focus on helping Russian speakers navigate the legal landscape. In 2019 we became a full-time practice and expanded our service offering and area.
We are now helping clients across Sydney, as well as nationally and globally achieve their business and professional objectives and maximise their potential for a happy and prosperous life, by looking after their legal matters here in Australia.
We focus on understanding the professional and business interests of our clients and their individual circumstances, with a view to achieving worthwhile outcomes that meet their expectations and personal needs, now and into the future.
We provide legal advice and guidance to individuals, startups, small business owners, companies, trusts, associations and other organisations. Collaborating with our clients to help them achieve their goals, in business, the professional sphere and life in general, is a fulfilling experience.
Principal lawyer and Founder of Boyarkina Lawyers.
I have practised law for most of my life. Law was and is my only chosen career.
While working for many years as a solicitor for a busy Sydney CBD property and commercial law firm, I acted for and assisted a range of medium and large corporate clients and private individuals domestically and internationally, in often complex matters.
Some of the clients were a leading Australian strata management company, a well-known Australian provider of outdoor advertising, a Sydney theme park, an Australian lending entity, a large Australian transport and logistic company, international provider of education commencing teaching in various cities in Australia, and legal firms located outside Australia and requiring legal advice for their clients in connection with Australia.
In 2019 I moved to my own practice Boyarkina Lawyers full time.
Beginnings and success
My interest in law began in high school in Kazakhstan, inspired by a growing passion for human rights and equal justice. I attended Karaganda State University, which had one of the leading law schools in the former eastern bloc, and in 2000 I attained Bachelor of Law with Honours, majoring in International Law.
I started my legal career in Kazakhstan as in-house counsel for a major engineering company involved in development of the new capital, Astana. Before long, my career prospects led me to Australia where I attended the University of Technology Sydney, finishing Master of International Trade Law in 2003 followed by Master of Law and Legal Practice in 2008.
In 2008 I was admitted to practise as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW and in 2015 my name was entered into the register of the High Court of Australia.
I have extensive experience in the following matters:
providing legal advice to businesses, including on setting up business structures, various legal compliance, licensing, employment, and resolving commercial disputes
sale and purchase of businesses
preparing and advising on commercial and retail leases in various states of Australia
commercial and investment loans and security agreements
probate of wills and letters of administration
advising executors of deceased estates
I also represented Australian pharmacies in successful Federal Court matters with respect to judicial review of government refusals to grant pharmaceutical benefits approvals, or opposition of competitor pharmacies to grant of such approvals. One such matter reached the High Court of Australia (on the application of the other party to appeal), in which the client’s pharmacy was successful.
Supporting the community
I hold membership of the Law Society of NSW and the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW, and I am the past president of the Russian-speaking Lawyers Association (Australia). I am a native Russian speaker.
Over the years I have been supporting charitable causes. I legally assisted charity organisations for some of which I became trusted adviser.