Leon Sholl
Leon Sholl LLB

Solicitor Director

T:(03) 8627 0791

F:(03) 9620 0266


Leon has practiced as a Litigation Lawyer for 46 years in all jurisdictions in Australia.  One of the founders of recoveriescorp, Leon has built long-standing relationships with recoveriescorp’s clients and has been a key driver in the company’s success.

Leon commenced the forerunner of Mason Black Lawyers in Victoria in 1991 and then, in 2002, incorporated Mason Black Lawyers in New South Wales.  As a Solicitor Director of Mason Black Lawyers, Leon is heavily involved in the daily management of the business, particularly legal matters, compliance and governance and maintaining client relationships.

Leon is also a Board member of Recoveries Corporation Group Pty Ltd and acts as Group Legal Advisor for Recoveries Corporation Pty Ltd.

Positions, Committees and Memberships:
Executive Director/Solicitor Director
Chairman Compliance Committee


Brett Turnbull
Brett Turnbull BCOM LLB

Solicitor Director

T:(02) 9321 1046

F:(02) 9264 9605


Brett is a Solicitor Director of Mason Black Lawyers.


He joined the Sydney office of Mason Black Lawyers in 2009. Brett’s principle focus has been on insurance law, providing the necessary advice to insurers, underwriting managers and other risk carriers on all aspects of the policy, in particular liability and coverage issues. He is also responsible for bringing and defending legal proceedings in most jurisdictions throughout Australia. In addition to this, Brett is also involved in commercial litigation.


Before joining Mason Black Lawyers, Brett was employed as an insurance consultant by Wotton & Kearney Insurance Lawyers in their Sydney office where he handled professional indemnity and general liability matters.


Before relocating to Australia in January 2009, Brett practiced in partnership in the Johannesburg firm of Harvey Nossel & Turnbull, a partnership that was formed in January 2000. Brett joined Harvey Nossel & Co in 1995, a specialist insurance law firm consisting of approximately 30 solicitors. In 2000 this practice dissolved and a new partnership, Harvey Nossel & Turnbull, was formed. Brett acted on behalf of most of the major short term insurance companies in South Africa as well as a number of underwriting agencies and brokers.

Matthew Boglis
Matthew Boglis BA, LLB(Hons)

Solicitor Director  

P: (03) 8627 0699
F: (03) 9620 0266


Matthew joined Mason Black Lawyers in July 2017 as Special Counsel in the Commercial Litigation and Insolvency team and was appointed Solicitor Director in December 2018. Prior to joining the team, he managed the Victorian litigation practice of a boutique national practice.

Since his admission in 2007, Matthew’s practice has predominantly advised in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency and debt collection, in particular in relation to winding up applications, bankruptcies and post insolvency recovery actions.

Matthew is committed to providing high quality and cost effective legal advice, focussing on achieving commercial resolutions to disputes through negotiation and other ADR processes whenever possible and professional litigation representation and advocacy where required. 

Matthew is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Tara Nicholls
Tara Nicholls DIP LAW

Senior Associate

T:(02) 9321 1012

F:(02) 9264 9605


Tara Nicholls joined Mason Black Lawyers in June 2013. She has 15 years of experience in insurance law and has spent five years working for a boutique insurance law firm.


Tara has extensive experience in Local Court civil litigation and has also assisted in acting for leading insurance companies in defending professional indemnity and personal injury claims in the District Court and the Supreme Court.


Tara is responsible for overseeing Mason Black Lawyers’ matters in the Local Court related to civil litigation; specifically personal and commercial property damage to vehicles and buildings, public and product liability, construction and all debt recovery matters.


Tara appears in all Courts and is an experienced and dedicated advocate, having achieved many successes in her appearances in hearings and various interlocutory applications.