Our Team

Ya Zhang

Senior Solicitor

Ya joined the Greenhalgh Pickard team in early 2022 and works alongside Tori and Robert in the Commercial Law Department. Ya has extensive experience across multiple practice areas, including experience in China, New York, New South Wales and Queensland.

Ya is a friendly and dedicated asset to our team with a broad range of experience to assist in a multitude of services. Ya is also fluent in both Mandarin and English, ensuring comprehensive communication with her clients on all aspects of the matter. She enjoys spending time adventuring around the Sunshine Coast with her husband and friends.

Practice Areas

  • Business Sales, Acquisitions, and Structures
  • Retail and Commercial Leasing
  • Corporate Law and Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Employment
  • Property and Development



  • Bachelor of Laws 2005
  • Master of Laws 2006 (Cornell University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 2018
  • Juris Doctor 2022 (University of Southern Queensland)



  • China Lawyers Association 2007
  • New York State Bar Association 2007
  • Supreme Court of Queensland 2018



Ya from Greenhalgh Pickard was so fantastic in helping me through taking on my first commercial lease for my business, negotiating the Heads of Agreement and lease document with my landlord. She was very responsive, picked up on things I would never have thought of, and very friendly to work with.


View more testimonials

Ya Zhang - Senior Solicitor

Legal Services

Industry News

Things You Should Know Before Signing a Cross-Border Contract

Globalisation and advances in technology have offered exciting opportunities for growth of business in the international market....

The Importance of Trademarking your Business

Trademarking your new business is essential. It is best to do this as soon as you have your business name and logo. Start-up companies are often in...

The Importance Terms and Conditions in your Contract Negotiations

Are you reading the terms and conditions on Commercial Contracts with your suppliers? Many people tend to skim through terms and...

Recent revisions to sunset clauses that could impact your construction project

Are you aware of the new amendment passed regarding sunset clauses in an off-the-plan contract? Sunset clauses in off-the-plan...