Argosy Legal’s professional team is led by George Ilk.
Over the past 42 years George has had experience as a legal practice principal and partner, in-house corporate counsel and law lecturer and also in the corporate world as an executive director, chief executive officer and company secretary of unlisted public companies and several private companies in a broad range of industry sectors. During that time George has also owned and operated his own small to medium business enterprises. This range of experience gives George a highly evolved insight into the needs of business owners and the challenges they face.
As a client of Argosy Legal you will have the benefit of George’s insight, experience, training and knowledge to provide you with sound, practical and commercially focussed advice.
George’s formal qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B. 1977) and a master’s degree in law (LL.M. 2004) both from Sydney University. George was admitted as a legal practitioner in New South Wales (in 1977), in Queensland (in 1999), the Federal Courts of Australia (in 1991) and the High Court of Australia (also in 1991). He is a member of the Queensland Law Society and holds an Unrestricted Practising Certificate issued by the Queensland Law Society.
In 1997 George was accredited by the New South Wales Law Society as a specialist in property law. After relocating to Brisbane in 1999, George’s specialist accreditation subsequently lapsed and is no longer current. However, George continues to maintain a strong interest in property law both in Queensland and in New South Wales.
Today, through his participation in the PallyGroup Australia IP Joint Venture, George is playing an active role in the commercialisation of ground-breaking technology (patent applied for) that has the capability to apply waste heat from sources such as coal fired power generation plants to create virtually emission free electricity.
Madeleine Doyle joined Argosy Legal as a trainee conveyancing paralegal in April 2019 after having previously been a Judge’s associate at a district court in Lima, Peru. Madeleine’s role as Judge’s associate included working with the Judge in relation to matters as varied as qualifying requirements for child support, debt recovery, changes of name, land disputes, contested wills, assisting members of the public regarding the progress of their court case, requisitions, draft sentencing and serving citations to court.
Madeleine completed six years of university studies at Universidad de San Martin de Porres – Lima, Peru, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in Corporate Law. Madeleine has a keen interest in conveyancing and property law, commercial law and succession law.
Having arrived in Australia in 2014 Madeleine has strong ties to the Redcliffe Peninsula as she is married to Redcliffe local Drew Doyle (who is himself currently completing studies to qualify as a solicitor). Before joining Argosy Legal Madeleine worked locally on the Peninsula in a number of businesses and has also volunteered at an animal shelter and a charity op shop. When not busily looking after clients at Argosy Legal Madeleine manages a lost & found pet website which she founded.