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Nov 8, 2021

Suzy Cairney has seen a lot of shipping containers in her time but the most memorable one was in the foyer of a French shipping agency, transformed into a giant shark tank.

“That was brilliant advertising, you knew exactly what you were getting into when you negotiated with those guys.”

The former European Legal...

Sep 16, 2021

“You don't have to do things the way people have done them for 50 to 100 years."

“We’ve got legal rules that confine us, but we don't have to be confined with the way in which we deliver those legal services.”

And with that, Helen Kay set out to create a very different law firm from the ground up.

The Managing...

Jun 24, 2021

Do you remember when lawyers didn’t even have computers at their desks?

The opportunity for robotics and automation and how that will impact the future of work is an issue across all industries, including the law.

Alister Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Field, is at the forefront, providing a digital platform that is...

Jun 16, 2021

When Antonia Mercorella first turned her back on a career in law to pursue a life in the arts, she couldn’t have imagined her job title now - CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland.

“I got a clerkship at a highly regarded commercial law firm in Adelaide. But I really didn't enjoy it. And I left to join the...

Apr 21, 2021

“So many people I’ve spoken to say their concern is, a career in law is just not sustainable.”

It’s not a new issue to regular listeners of Friends-in-Law, however in the past this fear around career longevity and career intensity has mostly been a wake-up call from working parents.

So if it’s not about...