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Penny Toniolos

Senior Solicitor

Shine Lawyers Melbourne

English, Greek

“I want to be part of that change that stops the cycle of abuse endured by victims, who are often young children.”

Abuse law

“The injustice and gaps in the system means there’s a desperate need for change. The more I can help people come forward and tell their story, the more society can realise how prevalent these issues are.”

Penny is a Senior Solicitor with Shine Lawyers Melbourne, acting for survivors of abuse in their claims for much-needed compensation.

Penny made the decision to work in Abuse Law out of her desire to protect vulnerable people from being abused, often in institutions that turn a blind eye. While studying law at Monash University, Penny volunteered at community legal centres and saw firsthand how gaps in the legal system caused victims to remain stuck in a negative cycle.

Beyond her work in Abuse Law, Penny has experience in Travel Law, as well as Workers’ Compensation and Family Law. She continues to volunteer as a mentor with her local community law centre, providing free legal advice to locals and mentoring law students.

Get in touch today to book a no-obligation consultation with Penny or to find out more about how she can help you to right wrong.

Penny can help you with


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University Clayton 

  • Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice

  • Admitted to practice in 2020

  • Bachelor of Arts (major in History)

  • Certificate III and IV Fitness

Memberships & associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria

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