Network of legal ‘refugees’ growing in size and standing
A Melbourne-based network of highly experienced lawyers expects to double in size and revenue within the next six months.Continue reading
Melbourne commercial barrister Andrew Meagher and co-founder Andrew Mellett say their model - where freelance lawyers are supplied to clients in need of "routine" legal work - could substantially slash a company's legal bills.
Plexus has established a network of “law firm refugees", as Meagher and Mellet call them, who are largely women wanting to balance working from home with child rearing or study. It employs lawyers on a casual basis and connects them with clients, as well as providing project management, quality control and – for an additional fee – senior lawyer oversight.
With far smaller overheads than a firm, the Melbourne-headquartered company aims to pass efficiency gains to its clients, and pays its freelancers 20 to 30 per cent more per hour than law firms pay their permanent staff.
We sat down with Perth Mint General Counsel, Marcus Strohemier to learn how his team has successfully responded to huge surges in demand and how he has managed to effectively shift his team to an agile remote-working set up.See the event
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