About Us

The Cardillo Commercial Lawyers Approach

When we work with you, you’ll be welcomed into a judgement free and supportive environment. You won’t be treatedlike a number, you won’t be judged for what you haven’t or didn’t do and no question is too small or too silly to answer.

The way we do this is by letting our 3 basic principles guide everything we do. Showing you real value by helping you feel confident and understanding how the law works in the real world, talking to you in plain english without complicated legal talk and being transparent about our costs and giving you clear fixed fees for everything we do.


Emilia Cardillo

Principal Lawyer and Founder

Accredited Specialist in Business Law


After working in boutique and national law firms and helping hundreds of small business owners over the past 13 years, I’ve learnt what small business owners need and want (and more importantly what they don’t want) when it comes to legal support for their business. I wanted to focus solely on business law so I became and Accredited Specialist in Business Law in 2019. I’m also proud to say that I’m Newcastle’s first female Accredited Specialist in Business Law.

I started Cardillo Commercial Lawyers to help support small business owners’ access legal advice that would support and grow their business in a judgement free and approachable environment. Where questions are encouraged and you’ll get an answer in plain English and with real world relevance. You’ll never be surprised by a bill or worried about extra costs for making a call because when you work with me, you’ll get a fixed price for the work we’ll do together.

I also love being part of my local business community and I’ve been a volunteer committee member of Gen Collective since 2018 and Vice President for since 2020. I’m also known to volunteer for school canteen duties and kids soccer manager duties as well!

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