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Preparing your CV

29 October 2019

Put simply, your CV is who you are in three or four pages. It tells someone who hasn’t met you or spoken to you who you are. Needless to say, it’s critical to get it right! A CV is also the first piece of drafting a prospective employer will see from you and is your…

How Important is a Job Title for my legal career?

24 October 2019

Associate, Corporate Counsel, Solicitor, Head of Legal, Special Counsel, Associate Director, Senior Associate, Counsel, Senior Counsel, Partner, General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Legal Risk Solicitor, Director, Chief Counsel, Principal, In-house Lawyer, Managing Associate, Senior Lawyer, Legal Manager, Consultant, Legal Advisor, Legal Officer, Assistant Chief Counsel, Legal Head, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Specialist, Legal Director, Deputy…

4 good reasons to move jobs before Xmas…

8 October 2019

Given that the Melbourne Cup is just around the corner and Christmas decorations have been up in stores now for months, a lot of lawyers we speak to assume there’s no point in looking for a job until the new year. Well, it’s time to dispel that myth! Now is perhaps the best time for…

Diversity in the Legal Profession

3 October 2019

I recently sat on the panel hosted by the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) to discuss diversity in the legal profession. It was a great night and I thought it worth putting to paper (electronically anyway!) some of the discussion we had, particularly if you are from a diverse…

What’s my Practice Worth to Another Firm?

17 September 2019

One of the common concerns senior lawyers we speak to have when looking to make a lateral move to another firm is the question of what their perceived value will be to a new firm and how to formulate a target list of firms who will place the highest value on their practice. So how…

My Firm has Me Trapped in X, and I Want to do Y

3 September 2019

What should I do? In the current legal climate, graduate lawyers for the first few years are usually just thankful that they have a job at all. For that reason, being fussy about the precise practice area they have landed in usually doesn’t become a serious factor to worry about for a while. But eventually,…

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