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Tony Pereira

Lawyer and Owner of Adams & Ross



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You know you’re in good hands when dealing with Adams & Ross.

Tony Pereira, owner of the Adams & Ross business, has provided professional services to business proprietors, entrepreneurs and private clients for over 20 years, including more than 15 years as principal of his own legal firm.

Tony holds degrees in commerce (1985) and law (1987) from the University of Queensland and is admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia.

His professional career commenced in 1988 while working for a multinational professional services firm where he practised in the areas of taxation and business services. Tony subsequently worked in a number of other professional service firms specialising in the areas of insolvency, property, business and commercial law.

During his career, Tony has also worked as corporate legal counsel at a leading Australian retail franchisor. He has also acted as the sole in-house counsel for an ASX listed national retailer of automotive accessories and outdoor leisure products.

Tony’s current practice focuses on business and property matters, local government, wills and estate planning law.

He has advised business clients from a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing, transport, construction, local government, real estate and development, finance, information technology, health, wealth creation and business advisory.

Tony also has extensive experience advising clients about personal legal matters, principally with respect to property transactions, asset protection, estate administration, wills and estate planning.

Away from work Tony’s interests include cycling, photography, surfing, rugby union and family activities.


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George Makridakis

Special Counsel



Qualifications / Experience:

George is the most senior Lawyer in the firm, with over 25 years’ experience across a broad spectrum of legal services.

George completed his law degree at the Queensland University of Technology in 1983 and followed with a graduate diploma in legal practice in 1984.

During his legal career George has represented clients in various areas of practice, including:

  • commercial law (including contract matters, dispute resolution and litigation)
  • business transactions
  • property development
  • conveyancing (commercial and residential)
  • leasing (commercial and retail)
  • body corporate matters including creation and dealing with disputes
  • loan and security documentation preparation and advice
  • commercial and property litigation
  • bankruptcy advice
  • wills and enduring powers of attorney
  • deceased estates and estate planning

George is a senior practitioner with a focus on delivering no nonsense advice, with an emphasis on using plain English and managing matters in a cost-efficient manner. This approach has resulted in George forming many longstanding relationships with both business and personal services clients. George is multilingual with an ability to speak both English and Greek.

Not a family lawyer, but a lawyer for the family!


Paige Hogan - Personal Assistant

Paige Hogan

Personal Assistant



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Paige is personal assistant to Tony Pereira and helps with both administrative tasks and para-legal duties. She is very popular amongst clients of the firm and has a great enthusiasm to develop her legal skills. To that end, she has recently been accepted into a Bachelor of Laws degree and will be completing her studies part time while continuing her role at Adams & Ross lawyers.