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The Lawyers Weekly Show takes an in-depth look at the world of law in Australia. Produced by Australia’s leading legal title Lawyers Weekly, the podcast brings a personal touch to legal news. Our editorial team talking to lawyers and other sector experts with fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work or insights into the profession. Check here for updates or visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au for the latest legal business updates.

The Lawyers Weekly Show takes an in-depth look at the world of law in Australia. Produced by Australia’s leading legal title Lawyers Weekly, the podcast brings a personal touch to legal news. Our editorial team talking to lawyers and other sector experts with fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work or insights into the profession. Check here for updates or visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au for the latest legal business updates.
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The Lawyers Weekly Show takes an in-depth look at the world of law in Australia. Produced by Australia’s leading legal title Lawyers Weekly, the podcast brings a personal touch to legal news. Our editorial team talking to lawyers and other sector experts with fascinating careers, ground-breaking case work or insights into the profession. Check here for updates or visit www.lawyersweekly.com.au for the latest legal business updates.

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Episodes

Simultaneously juggling an intricate class action and a newborn

12/5/2019
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The pelvic mesh class action against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson affected thousands of women who suffered life-altering complications from the prolapse mesh and incontinence tape products. On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Shine Lawyers practice leader, Rebecca Jancauskas, who headed what is widely considered to be the largest women’s health class action in Australia’s history. Rebecca shares the implications of the judgement...

Duration:00:24:16

Navigating the noise of new technologies

12/3/2019
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With such an abundance of new technologies available for Australian legal professionals, the task of cutting through the noise to find the best fit can seem overwhelming. Xakia CEO and president of the Australian Legal Technology Association, Jodie Baker, joins host Jerome Doraisamy on this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show to explain why the technology landscape can be particularly difficult to navigate for in-house counsel, the importance of clear communication in finding the...

Duration:00:19:04

The power of healthy eating for lawyers

11/28/2019
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Lawyers are renowned to perpetuate unhealthy habits around nutrition, which can be profoundly detrimental to one's mood, energy levels and overall wellbeing. Host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by lawyer-turned-nutritionist Monique Cormack on this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show to discuss her personal journey in the legal realm, why she turned a passion for nutrition into a career, and how her skills as a lawyer have provided a foundation for becoming a proficient nutritionist. Monique...

Duration:00:29:16

Unpacking the gap between perception and reality of ethics in law

11/21/2019
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Ethical perceptions of professional services can be influenced by everything from popular culture to industry scandals to personal experiences. On this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show brought to you by the Governance Institute of Australia, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by the Governance Institute of Australia's general manager of policy and advocacy, Catherine Maxwell, and the director and general counsel at Lodestar Legal, Simone Tierney. They analyse the key findings of the...

Duration:00:31:49

One lawyer’s path to general counsel

11/19/2019
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Forging a career path within the legal profession that suits your lifestyle preferences can be a case of trial and error, as was the case for chief legal counsel at Canon Australia, David Field. David talks to host Jerome Doraisamy on this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show about the work-life imbalance he experienced within both BigLaw and the in-house sector, the qualities required to become a successful general counsel, and the key differences between in-house counsel and private...

Duration:00:21:45

How ‘flexism’ is hindering workplace productivity

11/14/2019
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Research suggests that providing access to flexible working arrangements creates a more productive, creative, and inclusive workforce. However, those who choose to utilise such conditions are often met with negative repercussions. On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy talks with Fay Calderone, partner at Hall & Willcox, about the root causes of flexism in the workplace, the distinct gender issues in relation to access to flexible conditions, and how legal firms...

Duration:00:28:51

How technology can make justice more accessible

11/7/2019
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On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Laura Keily, a Melbourne-based barrister and founder of online dispute platform Immediation, which provides access to justice for middle-band clients without endless resources. They delve into the urgent need for adopting technology within Australia's legal landscape, how legal professionals can foster a productive attitude towards inevitable change, and the ways technology can be implemented to deliver a better,...

Duration:00:24:10

Collaboration between NewLaw and corporate counsel is mutually beneficial

11/5/2019
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According to Thomas Kaldor, NewLaw firms provide in-house counsel with a much more efficient use of their time, yet ironically, in-house teams lack the time to quantify these benefits. On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, LegalVision head of legal transformation Thomas Kaldor joins host Jerome Doraisamy to explain how his firm tries to set itself apart from other services in the legal sphere, discuss the latest research into knowledge about new law business models and suggest why...

Duration:00:24:22

Who is responsible for censoring social media content?

10/31/2019
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The livestreaming of the Christchurch shootings earlier this year and subsequent passing of the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill has sparked intense debate in the legal community about social media regulation, both within Australia and worldwide. Partner Hannah Marshall and commercial lawyer Sophie Ciufo from Marque Laywers join host Jerome Doraisamy in this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show to examine which bodies are responsible for regulating social...

Duration:00:28:40

Why lawyers need specialised home loan professionals

10/24/2019
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Financial pressure can be hugely detrimental to health and wellbeing, and coupled with the inherently taxing nature of practicing law, securing a home loan as a lawyer is a particularly stressful experience. In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by head of partnerships and growth at Legal Home Loans, Cullen Haynes, to discuss why he recommends dealing with finance broking firms that specifically target legal professionals, the concerns of lawyers within...

Duration:00:21:06

How are in-house teams faring on gender issues compared to the rest of the profession?

10/22/2019
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On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by independent legal counsel and founder of the First 100 Years NSW campaign Rachel Scanlon to discuss gender in the in-house realm and the issues women experience in corporate counsel roles compared to private practice. She also explains the cultural disparities between men and women in the legal sphere, how technology has shaped new possibilities for flexible work, and why she might advocate to women for a...

Duration:00:19:35

How can all lawyers assist in achieving equitable briefing for barristers?

10/17/2019
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The latest findings on equitable briefing for male and female barristers show that there is still a long way to go in addressing the professional, cultural and environmental issues creating disparity - and lawyers across the board have a role to play in achieving said parity. In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is join by barrister and chair of the Law Council of Australia's Equal Opportunity Committee, Kate Eastman SC, to unpack the second annual Equitable...

Duration:00:23:20

Should law firms introduce leave policies for menopause and period pain?

10/10/2019
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Research from the UK linking the experience of menopausal symptoms to women's workplace participation, and the subsequent introduction of leave policies at a British university to cater to menopause, begs the question: should law firms have similar leave policies in place to better accommodate women's health? On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by McCabe Curwood principal Nicola Martin, for a discussion outlining that women will suffer from symptoms...

Duration:00:20:57

Lessons from women’s sport for gender issues in law

10/8/2019
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For the founder of Ladies who League, being an advocate for the myriad issues faced by women in sport offers a unique perspective on vocational concerns and what more needs to be done to address inequality. On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with NBN regulatory adviser and founder of Ladies who League Mary Konstantopoulos about her legal career, how she came to work in-house, why she started her platform for women in sport and what she has learned...

Duration:00:22:59

Could law firms face privacy class actions for data breaches?

10/3/2019
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Privacy class actions may be looming on the horizon, which both offers opportunities for Australian litigators and funders and simultaneously may expose firms whose cybersecurity measures are not up to scratch to actions from classes of affected clients. In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Clyde & Co senior associate Reece Corbett-Wilkins for a discussion about data breaches, where the law currently stands with actionable privacy torts, what...

Duration:00:23:39

Re-thinking how we conduct CPD, with Julian Morrow

9/26/2019
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Instead of hosting, attending and completing Continuing Professional Development seminars and tasks that simply tick the necessary boxes, wouldn't it be great - in this modern, evolving legal marketplace - if we had CPD events and activities that genuinely engaged us? In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by former lawyer and member of The Chaser, Julian Morrow, to discuss revamping CPD across the board. Julian discusses his 'Continuing Professional...

Duration:00:21:53

3 in-house roommates on the importance of having a 'squad' in law

9/25/2019
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It is integral for lawyers to have a community upon whom they can lean for personal and professional guidance. For three in-house counsel, living together in Sydney's lower north shore means such support is never far away. On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Thales Group legal counsel Lena Chapple, her sister and Stockland legal counsel, Eva Chapple, and Eva's fiance and TabCorp senior corporate lawyer, Ashley Kerr. Together, the trio discuss what...

Duration:00:24:22

Can lawyers use drones to deliver court documents?

9/19/2019
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Drones are becoming more and more prominent in everyday society, providing invaluable assistance for agribusinesses through to personal use. But, with commercial drone use on the rise, what should its place be in day-to-day legal practice? In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Agility Legal managing solicitor Tom Pils - otherwise known as The Drone Lawyer - outlines where Australia is at with regulating the various uses of drone technology, how we are faring internationally, what are...

Duration:00:19:33

Next generation not willing to accept culture of the past

9/12/2019
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The law students of today, who will become the lawyers of tomorrow, are not prepared to accept a workplace culture where bullying, sexual harassment and lack of care for mental health exists, says the Australian Law Students' Association. On this week's episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, ALSA outgoing president Erin Ritchie and incoming president Margaret Cai discuss the issues that are important for law students around Australia, outline the issues that ALSA is advocating on at present,...

Duration:00:19:21

Lawyers must trust the signs this R U OK? Day

9/11/2019
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On this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, R U OK? non-executive director Graeme Cowan explains what it means to identify, trust and act on the signs and symptoms of ill-health in the workplace - not just today, but every day.

Duration:00:27:50