Strategy & Leadership

Q&A: Trevor Withane – “What we’re trying to do is make the lives of our lawyers easier so they stay working for us.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] May 15, 2022

In the first of a two-part Q&A, Trevor Withane, founder and principal of Ironbridge Legal, explains how he has created a thriving boutique litigation and insolvency law firm in Australia and why people and culture are the keys to that success. You’re a proud Briton running a young firm that is quickly making its mark […]

Latest news – Award for Victorian lawyer; Wellbeing help at hand; Melbourne University acknowledged

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership] May 12, 2022

Bethany wins migration lawyer gong   Victorian lawyer Bethany Rose has been named the Migration Manager John Gibson AM Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year. “This award is named in honour of John Gibson AM, one of Australia’s most admired advocates, who was unceasing in his efforts to promote the rights of refugees and […]

Retaining talent during the Great Resignation

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized]

Law firms that communicate with their employees about what they want from work and put in place smart strategies to deliver workplace promises will have a huge advantage in attracting and retaining the best talent, writes Daljit Singh. We are hearing a lot about the Great Resignation, with reports of law firms in a number […]

Q&A: Catherine Henry – “The senior leadership team agrees that we are not a law firm that employs people; we are a people firm that employs lawyers.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] March 13, 2022

In our Q&A, Catherine Henry, founder of Catherine Henry Lawyers, explains the satisfaction she gets from assisting clients in the health and aged care space, why it is so crucial to provide outstanding legal services to regional areas, and how bringing in a CEO and advisory board has transformed her firm.   How did you […]

Getting your team ‘on the balcony’ to promote adaptability

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership]

Dogmatic rather than pragmatic leadership will prevent law firms from adjusting to the changing circumstances in the legal market, but incorporating more reflective time into day-to-day operations can make a difference, writes Keegan Luiters. Thomson Reuters Institute’s 2021 report on the State of the Legal Market in Australia speaks to the experience of many lawyers. […]

Professional independence – can you spot when yours is at risk?

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Compliance & Risk Management,General Management,Strategy & Leadership] March 3, 2022

Following professional conduct rules may seem straight forward, but it’s easy for solicitors to miss the red flags which can jeopardise their career, writes Annette Beashel. A solicitor has an obligation to retain professional independence when acting for a client and this ties into various other obligations under professional conduct rules. It seems like a […]

Q&A: Shona Tarulli – “The truth is that I suffer from imposter syndrome – so I’m always working that little bit harder to prove myself.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,General Management,Strategy & Leadership] January 18, 2022

In our Q&A, Shona Tarulli, founder and director of Tarulli Lane, explains the key to her fast growth as a sole practitioner, how mentoring has helped her career trajectory, and why she thinks property law is sexy.   Your firm is relatively new, having been set up in July 2020, but you have already been […]

Rest, review and re-wire – why you should take a data-informed approach to 2022

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Strategy & Leadership,Technology]

If firms want to prosper in the new year, they need to use data more wisely to inform decision-making and insist on more regular forms of rest and recovery for their staff, writes Leonie Green. I feel like my reflections on 2020 leading into 2021 could be revisited very easily for this year’s reflection. There […]

Latest news – Sexual harassment ‘unacceptable’; Talent crisis needs managing; Cyber risks the No.1 threat

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] January 13, 2022

Framework targets sexual harassment in legal profession As part of its efforts to stamp out sexual harassment in the legal profession, the Law Council of Australia has released a National Model Framework to guide firms and organisations in the development and implementation of effective workplace policies. “Sexual harassment is pervasive and damaging. Everyone should feel […]

Q&A: Holly Mylne – “I’ve found that business often grows when I delegate because it frees up my time for more of the money-generating work”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership] November 16, 2021

In our Q&A, Holly Mylne, principal and founder of Blossom Lawyers on the Gold Coast in Queensland, explains how her firm has carved out a strong niche in education law, and why she is a big advocate of sharing the workload. You opened the doors to Blossom Lawyers in August 2019, just months before COVID-19 […]