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The Founder

Immediation was conceived and designed by Melbourne barrister Laura Keily in response to the problems she encountered with ordinary businesses and individuals gaining access to justice at a reasonable price. Immediation has been brought to fruition by a team of leading Australian barristers, solicitors and in-house legal counsel who share a deep respect for the rule of law, and an unrivalled understanding of the practices and processes of dispute resolution and legal technology. (Photography credit: Alina Gozin'a)

Laura keily

Entrepreneur  |  Barrister  |  Founder

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Executive team.

Laura Keily  |  Founder and Managing Director

Laura is an entrepreneur with a blue chip legal and business background as a top-tier corporate lawyer, company director, business adviser and in-house counsel for listed corporates. A qualified arbitrator, specialist in corporations law and complex commercial litigation, Laura’s technical expertise is recognised in her appointment to the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations and Competition and Consumer Law Committees. Laura was a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards and the Women in Law Awards.

Claire Bibby  |  COO and General Counsel

Senior Vice President and General Counsel with 25+ years’ experience practising law from within ASX, multi-nationals and private enterprises. In addition to being a qualified mediator and arbitrator, Claire has been recognised as one of Australia’s best lawyers and female executives, including having been awarded the “Excellence Award for Women in Law”, “General Counsel of the Year”, “Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia & New Zealand”, “Mentor of the Year” and was featured in SmartCompany’s International Women’s Day Showcase.

Nick Northcott  |  Executive Director, Commercial

Nick Northcott founded and leads Chrysalis Advisory, a boutique consultancy, providing Strategy & Execution, Innovation & Commercialisation, Workplace Investigation & Mediation services for high growth ventures, SMEs, corporates and not for profits. With diverse global experience, Nick has held roles in professional services, consulting, not for profit, government and research and innovation. Nick also a Director and investor in a number of high growth early stage ventures and a trained mediator.

Martin Wells |  CTO

Martin Wells is an experienced Chief Technology Officer and Silicon Valley VP of Engineering and Product. A highly experienced technology executive and CEO with deep technical and commercialisation expertise, Martin has advised more than 30 companies, raising over $200 million in venture capital funding and assisting in 10 acquisitions. Martin has founded and exited three start-ups. His extensive experience includes as a CTO, VP Product, VP Engineering and Entrepreneur/Founder focused on building and growing digital products and services. The Founder of Intercom, one of Australia’s first internet service providers, Martin is an experienced coder, and he authored books J2ME Game Programming and Java ME Game Programming.

Hayden Stephens  |  NDA

Hayden Stephens is Immediation's National Development Advisor. Hayden is both a lawyer and an established leader within the legal services sector. With over 20 years of experience in the law. Through his prior role as CEO and later Board member at one of Australia’s largest plaintiff law firms, Hayden has gained experience in leading and implementing large scale business transformation and restructuring, communications and managing key stakeholder relationships. Among these key relationships, Hayden has worked closely with Governments, Regulators and various Advocacy bodies in helping shape legislative reform and improve access to the law and outcomes for his clients.

Zehava Heinrich  |  Legal Operations Manager

Zehava Heinrich is Immediation’s Legal Operations Manager. As a recent LLB graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, Zehava utilises her legal knowledge and experience with legal technology projects, to find technology driven solutions and assist the executive team with daily operations.  

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