Our Team

Bailey Compton

Bailey Compton

Founder,Principal Solicitor, Senior Trainer

Bailey is a graduate of Macquarie University (Bachelor of Laws) and holds several Licenses under the NSW Property, Stock & Business Agent’s Act (ie. Real Estate, Stock & Station, Business Broking & Strata Management). Bailey is TAE certified and is a regular contributor, invitee and organiser of real estate & property oriented forums and events.

Bailey has been described by some as an Icon in the agency & property sector.

Unquestionably, Bailey has inspired, mentored and educated several generations of real estate agency professionals – across the entire spectrum of license categories - and shows no signs relinquishing his dominance.

More than an educator and industry leader, Bailey is also a talented lawyer. He’s brought his unique legal thinking to bear on some of the most challenging legal stand-offs, producing elegant solutions and conclusive results.

Bailey has been the face of the Leverage Group for over 15 years, and during this time has molded a formidable legal team under the banner of Leverage Solicitors. Leverage Solicitors prides itself on its breadth of service, whilst offering some of the most sought after specialist legal services, with an emphasis on the real property sector.

Under the banner of Leverage Academy, Bailey’s assembled a team of trainers, business developers and administrative staff that is the envy of the sector.

Together, Bailey’s law firm and his academy constitute The Leverage Group.

Bailey began is professional journey as a graduate Solicitor with the NSW State government legal office. Within a short time, Bailey was promoted into the legal division of the NSW Office of Fair Trading. His successes in management and policy in this capacity, sharped his acumen and lead to his elevation into the role of Fair Trading prosecutor within the Western Australian government, where Bailey again flourished.

Applying a rare combination of razor-sharp legal knowledge, astute business sense and an innate understanding of people, Bailey rode a wave of success that finally bright him home to NSW, where he established and grew the legal practice that is now the cornerstone of the Leverage Group. From the momentum of the legal practice, the academy (RTO) commenced.

Bailey stands alone as arguably the single most influential thinker, commentator, trainer, lawyer, business builder and collaborator that the real estate agency and property sector has produced.

Preferred Beverage: Whiskey Connoisseur of the World

Vivien Compton

Vivien Compton

Chief Executive Officer

Real Estate Licence, Business Broker’s Licence, Cert IV Marketing, Training and Assessment (TAE), JP

Vivien is the Chief Executive Officer of Leverage Group and oversees all operations across both Leverage Solicitors and Leverage Academy.

She brings 17 years of Strategy, Marketing, Accountancy, Business Development, Human Resources and other experience to Leverage Group.

With a long career in Real Estate and Law, Vivien has maintained an innovative approach to the operation of Leverage Group and is instrumental in the growth of the business and it’s overall functions.

Preferred Beverage: Bailey’s Irish Cream

Bruce Horton

Bruce Horton

Senior Solicitor, Senior Trainer

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Laws, Master of Business Administration, Fellow of the institute of Charted Secretaries, Associate Fellow Australian Institute of Management, Practicing solicitor, Member of the Supreme Court of NSW, Licensed Real Estate Agent, Licensed Strata Managing Agent, Licensed Business Agent, TAE Certificate.

Bruce Horton spent many years teaching and working as a public servant. For the last 15 years, he has been a senior solicitor & trainer with Leverage Group.

Bruce’s role is to ensure that Leverage remains compliant with its own policies and procedures as well as all applicable legislation. Bruce also provides research and development for the continual growth of our team and business, working closely with both our Managing Director Bailey Compton and our Chief Executive Officer, Vivien Compton.

With over 40 years of experience, Bruce’s expertise in his fields are invaluable to Leverage Group.

Craig Swan

Craig Swan

Chief Commercial Officer, Senior Solicitor, Senior Trainer

Craig Swan, Senior Solicitor, Senior Trainer & Business Exponent at Leverage Group
LL.B.; B.BUS (Property); Dip FS (Financial Planning); Reg. Valuer & Auctioneer; Lic Strata Manager; L.R.E.A; TAE,

Drawing on more than 25 years of industry expertise, Craig’s background is underpinned with strong finance and legal skills. Beginning in the finance sector, Craig moved into Real Estate, honing his skills as a commercial agent, learning the ropes with site acquisitions, amalgamations, town planning, finance and sales.
Since joining Leverage Group, Craig has been instrumental in building the company’s corporate network and assisting them with all matters of business. Craig holds a NSW practising certificate and a number of licenses under the Property, Stock and Business Agents Act, and is a regular trainer, commentator and guest speaker in Real Estate related forums.

Cameron Compton

Cameron Compton

Business Development Manager

As our Business Development Manager, Cameron has quickly proven himself to be invaluable as a result oriented, team player. He brings young, enthusiasm and genuine understanding as to what drives those in the property industry. He’s a natural “people person”. Cameron joined us in 2014 – and after a short sabbatical, re-joined the team as part of our drive to re-connect, grow and broaden our client base. Highly aspirational, Cameron relates readily with the sector that the Leverage Group services. He’s grown up in and around agents, agency practice and real estate and once held a licence himself. Cameron once remarked, it’s all about communication; If we can understand the needs of our clients, we’re half way to solving it…

Coralie Harbulot

Coralie Harbulot

Accounts Manager

Bachelor of Business – Accounting (Sub. Major Business Law), Diploma of Financial Services, TAE, J.P.

Coralie is the Accounts Manager at Leverage Group and has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial sector.

Coralie brings her extraordinary accounting experience and her commercial acumen provides stable economic foundations for the firm.

Coralie’s uniquely positive attitude, fast and efficient work ethic make her a highly valued member of our team.

Preferred Beverage: Rekorderlig

Margaret Briggs

Margaret Briggs

Senior Executive Paralegal / JP

Margaret has been with Leverage for four years and from the first moment has been an inexpressibly valuable member of our team. Starting out as our Receptionist, Margaret, also Justice of the Peace, moved into an Executive Assistant role with our Managing Director, Bailey Compton. Currently, Margaret is our Senior Executive Paralegal working in Conveyancing and Wills and Estates. She also trains and manages Leverage’s small team of paralegals and administrative assistants.

Margaret is a vibrant and affable presence who brings great humour to our daily lives.

Preferred Beverage: Prosecco

Yvette Husseyin

Yvette Husseyin

Licensing/Training Manager

Yvette is the Academy’s Licensing/ Training Manager. Yvette is a career training professional with over 10 years’ experience managing RTO’s.

Yvette’s tremendous capabilities and rigorous work ethic result in the high functioning of the Academy. Yvette herself manages a small team, dozens of courses per month and hundreds of students at any given time, with boundless patience and humour. We value her greatly.

Preferred Beverage: Billecart-Salmon

Tracy Morakis

Tracy Morakis

Receptionist (Norwest Office)

Tracy is a recent but no less valuable addition to the Leverage team in the capacity of Receptionist. She comes to us with 15 years of Accounting experience and 15 years in Sales.

As the face of Leverage Group’s Norwest Office, Tracy is positive and energetic on a daily basis, without exception. As receptionist, Tracy manages our reception area, phones, emails, meeting and greeting clients, managing the calendar, taking payments and undertaking various administrative tasks.

Preferred Beverage: Red Wine

Kathy Devenney

Kathy Devenney

Receptionist (Wynyard Office)

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Honors)

Kathy is one of the youngest members of the Leverage team but comes with a great passion and extensive experience in Customer Service including, most recently, with Zara Pitt Street and The Palace Tea Room.

Kathy has taken on the Receptionist role at Leverage’s Wynyard Office where she will be conducting our settlements along with managing our reception area, phones, emails, meeting and greeting clients, managing schedules, taking payments and undertaking various other administrative tasks.

Kathy is a tremendously kind and generous member of the Leverage Team.

Tanaya Patel

Tanaya Patel

Paralegal

Tanaya is a junior Paralegal working closely with our Senior Executive Paralegal, Margaret with a focus on Conveyancing. Tanaya joined the Leverage team over two years ago as a Receptionist having come to us from a strong customer service background. Her initiative and work ethic was quickly proven and Tanaya was trained up and moved into a Paralegal role within her first six months.

Tanaya is a good-humoured and hardworking member of the Leverage Team with a great ability to communicate and build long-lasting client and corporate relationships.

Preferred Beverage: White Wine

Gillian Harbulot

Gillian Harbulot

Student Liaison Officer

Gillian has now been with Leverage Group for two years, starting out as an Administrative Assistant and is now our Student Liaison Officer. Gillian came to us with great customer service and sales experience and uses these skills to build and maintain our corporate relationships as well as to manage Leverage Academy courses and other events. Gillian is also a vital part of our student support and guidance program.

In her own time, Gillian is a master creator of Costumes and Wigs and an avid attendee of conventions and other similar events. She is an amiable, able and valuable member of the Leverage Team.

Preferred Beverage: Rekorderlig