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Careers in Sole Practitioner, Suburban & Regional Law Firms

Date: Thursday 17 September 2015

Time: 6pm

Location: UNSW Law Staff Common Room, Level 2, Law Building.

This seminar discusses a career as a solicitor in a sole practitioner, suburban or regional law firm. The seminar will involve a panel of experienced practitioners drawn from the above areas who will provide their perspectives and experience on:

• The types of law practiced in their firms, including what that involves on a day-to-day basis.
• Entry into this career path.
• Pros and cons of this career choice.
• Whether there are any particular areas of law or experience that interested students should seek to learn about/obtain.

Please register your attendence here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PYLt1EyCD6H5UHQSoLRkw2QosafUgh5pmyKbjWXackw/viewform

Speakers:

Anthony Herro is a recognised expert in retail and commercial Leases and is Principal Solicitor at Herro Solicitors, a boutique Sydney CBD Law Firm specialising in retail and commercial leasing. Anthony is an Accredited Mediator (Acc. M.LEADR) with National Accreditation and is a Mediator on the Panel of the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner and a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Law Society. He acts as a Mediator in both retail leasing and general commercial disputes.

David Simons is the Legal Practitioner of SR Law, a law firm specialising in debt recovery matters, as well as the director of Infinity Collections, a licensed commercial agent. David acts for Local Government Councils, Banks, Finance Companies and Corporations in the collection of their outstanding debts. After working more than 20 years in the city David moved his practice to Bondi Junction, where he operates to this day.

Mark Vine started as the mail clerk at Liverpool Court House in 1975 and "retired" as Chamber Magistrate and Deputy Registrar of the Sydney Local Court, Downing Centre in 2000. He then retreated to his home on the rural fringe of Sydney and set up a specialised, on-line legal practice called www.debtcollect.com.au. He does not "see" clients, run trust accounts or charge by the hour. His biggest problem is dealing with excessive demand."

Andrew Windybank is a corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers, acquisitions and capital raising for small and medium businesses. Andrew acts for private and public companies, company directors, private equity funds, private clients and family groups. Andrew is a Partner with McCabes based in Newcastle.

Chair: Associate Professor Michael Legg, Director of Senior Studies.