Our Story

We’re dedicated to providing tailored legal solutions that harness the power of technology and industry expertise to drive success for our clients throughout Australia and the world.

Where excellence meets innovation.

Molonglo Legal was founded in 2022 with the vision of creating a boutique law firm that not only provides top-notch legal expertise but also embraces technological advancements to streamline processes and enhance the law firm experience for clients and staff.

Molonglo Legal is dedicated to serving clients across a range of industries, with a particular passion for technology, renewable energy, and video games. Recognising the unique legal challenges and opportunities within these sectors, our team of experienced lawyers offers specialised knowledge to help businesses navigate complex regulatory landscapes and capitalise on growth opportunities. With a deep understanding of the Australian market and a commitment to delivering tailored solutions, Molonglo Legal is proud to be a trusted partner and an essential advisor to our clients.

Our Team

James Fisher


James founded Molonglo Legal in 2022 after more than 13 years working in private practice in Canberra, Sydney and London as a solicitor and Chartered Accountant. His diverse technical experience in Australia and the UK includes corporate & commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, mediation and dispute resolution, international business structuring, tax litigation and corporate tax compliance. James prides himself on finding commercial outcomes to legal problems, and continually learning about the practical challenges of business direct from business owners – and first hand! As our Principal, James is steward of the firm’s culture and values, striving to balance innovation and flexibility with professionalism and approachability. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he really likes strategy games.

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

2023 – Admitted as a member of the Resolution Institute
2016 – Master of Laws (University of Sydney/University of London)
2016 – Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales
2012 – Admitted as a Chartered Accountant in Australia
2010 – Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
2008 – Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Australian National University)

Maryana Yako


Maryana joined Molonglo Legal in 2024 as a lawyer, bringing extensive experience from her previous legal, financial and insurance sector roles. Maryana is skilled in the use of legal technology, navigating complex legislation, legal drafting, company secretarial matters and regulatory compliance with ease. As a junior lawyer and the future of the firm, Maryana embodies our core values, working remotely from Melbourne and leveraging legal technology to support swift and accurate delivery of client work. Maryana is fluent in Chaldean / Assyrian and Arabic.

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

2021 – Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
2021 – Bachelor of Laws (Victoria University)
2016 – Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Navitas College of Public Safety)

Sarah Dillicar

Practice Manager

Sarah Dillicar is the engine that keeps our firm running smoothly – it’s no understatement to say she’s the cornerstone of our operational efficiency. From her background as an executive assistant to her versatile roles spanning office administration, paralegal support, and operations management, Sarah brings a unique blend of expertise and adaptability to our team.

But Sarah isn’t just about business; she’s also a passionate explorer of the world and a devoted companion to her miniature dachshund. Her efficiency in the workplace is matched only by her warmth and approachability, making her an invaluable asset to both our team and our clients.