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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 […]

Developing the mindsets and skills of lawyers for the age of AI

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Technology]

To ensure that employees of law firms are prepared mentally and practically for an era in which artificial intelligence will come to the fore, law firm leaders need to foster a culture and activities that help them learn and adapt, writes Daljit Singh. My article in the September issue of ALMJ looked at how artificial […]

‘The Great Resignation’ is a moment of truth for law firms

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR)]

In the post-pandemic world, law firms that can’t maintain or build trust with employees and clients can expect an exodus that will shake the foundations of their businesses, writes Trish Carroll. “The Great Resignation”. Google those three words and you’ll get 1,560,000,000 results in 0.52 seconds. Those three words are sending shivers down the spines […]

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 […]

Latest news – Report highlights impact of legal profession; COVID-19 leaves lawyers exhausted; Flexibility the new norm

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR)] November 12, 2021

Law Council report corrects perception of lawyers A new report released by the Law Council of Australia articulates the contribution lawyers make to the community and addresses misconceptions regarding the profession. “Every day I speak with lawyers who are making a real difference in the lives of Australians without expecting any recognition,” Law Council of […]

From in-person to remote to hybrid meetings – why the focus is shifting

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] November 6, 2021

Technology has come to the fore to facilitate better meetings during COVID-19, but we need to think about our behaviours and what we can do differently as we enter a permanently changed world of hybrid meetings, writes Mark Andrews. Have you found yourself sitting in a meeting room with two or three colleagues where you […]

Doubling down on a decentralised legal model

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

Empowering more junior staff to take responsibility for legal matters and contribute to the business in non-legal areas is at the heart of a new ‘cluster’ model for law firms, writes Demetrio Zema. You may recall earlier this year that I wrote about how Law Squared had done away with the traditional hierarchy that exists […]

Is bigger better? 5 areas where it pays to have scale

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

Smaller, market-leading law firms have proven over the years that size is not a pre-requisite for success, but there are some areas where scale can be an advantage, writes Joel Barolsky. Ranking law firms by size implies in some way that second position is better than 22nd. But is it? As with many things in […]