ABOUT Shelley


Shelley is an Australian lawyer who also holds qualifications in Marketing.

She founded Legal Circles in 2001, to help lawyers achieve their business and career aspirations.  Her passion is to help lawyers make the most of their unique skills and qualities, so they can develop a practice and a career they truly enjoy. 

Shelley was admitted as a lawyer in 1981 and practised in a variety of legal fields before specializing in commercial litigation.  She has been a partner of a mid-sized Australian commercial law firm, and has also worked as a freelance lawyer, helping small firms and sole practitioners to deal with large litigious matters. 

Shelley is an Adjunct Lecturer with the College of Law, and is the author of A Practical Guide to Drafting Pleadings (published by Thomson Reuters).

She is a life member of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association, and Co-Chair of the Senior Lawyers Committee of the International Bar Association.

She is a regular presenter at conferences around Australia and internationally.

Shelley Dunstone, 
Principal of Legal Circles