About Lawyers Weekly

Lawyers Weekly is the authoritative source of independent news, analysis and opinion about the practice of law in Australia.

Published daily, and reaching over 130,000 lawyers, www.lawyersweekly.com.au is the essential resource for news, business and market developments for legal businesses and practitioners — both corporate and in-house.

In addition to its digital platform and awards, including the 30 Under 30, Australian Law Awards and Women in Law Awards, the monthly Lawyers Weekly print magazine brings the best of in-depth reporting and feature writing to leaders in the profession.

Lawyers Weekly not only takes pride in its news-breaking reporting, but also in its active role in shaping and progressing the way legal business is conducted in Australia.

 

LAWYERS WEEKLY EVENTS


AUSTRALIAN LAW AWARDS

The Australian Law Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the nation’s legal profession, recognising the outstanding work being done across major legal practice areas, brilliance at the bar, legal in-house powerhouses, innovators and various firm-led pro bono programs.


PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The prestigious Partner of the Year Awards showcases outstanding performance by partners, or partner equivalent, across individual practice areas within the Australian legal industry.


30 UNDER 30 AWARDS

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 recognises excellence in young lawyers across Australia. Achieving 30 Under 30 status offers the springboard for career progression, giving industry-wide recognition for professional competency while highlighting a passion for the law and dedication for personal advancement.


WOMEN IN LAW AWARDS

The Women in Law Awards recognises the excellence among Australia’s top female legal practitioners. This event provides recognition for the women leading the way in the industry.


CORPORATE COUNSEL SUMMIT AND AWARDS

The Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Summit and Awards sets the benchmark for professional development, achievement and networking. Providing a wealth of experience and practical tips to help drive success in a changing legal landscape, the Corporate Counsel Summit is an immersive full-day conference that brings together leading in-house legal leaders from global brands. In the evening, the venue will transform into the Corporate Counsel Awards, providing a unique opportunity to celebrate with the top-performing in-house lawyers at a national level.


BOUTIQUE LAW SUMMIT

The Boutique Law Summit is a one-day event that has been specifically designed for boutique law firms that are looking to adopt groundbreaking business practices and cutting-edge technology to maximise their competitive edge. This summit has been specifically designed to respond to the needs of those leading and working in boutique law firms with a treasure trove of take-home, practical strategies, tips and tools on business and profile building to have a positive impact on your business’s growth and future.


LAWYERS WEEKLY WEBCASTS

With its own in-house studio, Lawyers Weekly uses live-streaming technology to produce and distribute webcasts to audiences around Australia. These enable partners to expand their audience reach through informative, engaging and interactive content. Audiences can watch live on any device and interact through a live chat.

MEET OUR TEAM


Commercial

Will Magee

Will Magee

Director – Commercial Growth Law | Defence | Security
Momentum Media
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0401 752 787

William is an experienced sales executive with extensive knowledge working in government and policy-related industries. He has worked closely with numerous organisations, from large multinationals to government and the SME sector, to support business growth initiatives. He has a track record of developing marketing and event partnerships that position companies as market leaders and assist in business growth and revenue generation. William is ideally positioned to support defence businesses and manufacturers to translate their technical capabilities and products into marketable activities that connect with customers.

Rory Fitzgerald

Rory Fitzgerald

Media Strategist | Legal Direct
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+61 2 8025 2010

Rory has worked within the Australian media and advertising ecosystem for over 15 years, at several of Australia’s leading Digital Advertising agencies, including Google's biggest global reseller. His strategic approach, planning and guidance in execution, and solution focused mentality, Rory possesses a unique sensibility to understanding his clients’ needs and working collaboratively to unlock the power of digital. With a strong background in digital marketing, Rory is GAP certified and has managed clients ranging from SME to enterprise level, achieving brand goals and business outcomes across multiple disciplines; SEM, SEO, Programmatic, Social, Web Development, Content and even Location.
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Content

Emma Ryan

Phillip Tarrant

Executive Editor – Real Estate and Consumer Wealth, Momentum Media

Phillip is a media executive with over 20 years’ experience, in a career that spans finance, real estate, business and economics. He has a passion for property and leads the content strategy for the market and business intelligence platforms at Momentum Media (www.momentumemdia.com.au) aimed at the real estate and consumer wealth sectors. This includes REB (realestatebusines.com.au), RPM (residentialpropertymanager.com.au) and Smart Property Investment (www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au) – the authoritative voice for Australia’s property investment community. As head of the Property Investment Podcast Network, he also steers the largest network of property podcasts in Australia, which collectively generate nearly two million downloads every year.

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Managing editor, Momentum Media
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Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has since been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia – including across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. Additionally, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion to deliver quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms. Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio, delivering news to the Central West region of New South Wales, before taking on a radio journalist role for Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).

Annie Kane

Annie Kane

Editor, Mortgages
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Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

As well as writing about the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape – Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts and The Adviser Live webcasts.

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic

Editor, Wealth
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+61 2 8045 2049

Maja's career in journalism spans well over a decade across finance, business and politics. Now an experienced editor and reporter across all elements of the financial services sector, prior to joining Momentum Media, Maja reported for several established news outlets in Southeast Europe, scrutinising key processes in post-conflict societies.

Philip King

Philip King

Editor, Wealth
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Philip King is editor of Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Philip joined the titles in March 2022 and brings extensive experience from a variety of roles at The Australian national broadsheet daily, most recently as motoring editor. His background also takes in spells on diverse consumer and trade magazines.

Liam Garman

Liam Garman

Editor, Defence and Security, Momentum Media
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Liam began his career as a speech writer at New South Wales Parliament before working for world-leading campaigns and research agencies in Sydney and Auckland. Throughout his career, Liam has managed and executed a range of international media and communications campaigns spanning politics, business, industrial relations and infrastructure. He’s since shifted his attention to researching and writing extensively on geopolitics and defence, specifically in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is undertaking a Masters in Strategy and Security from UNSW Canberra.

Jerome Dorsaimy

Jerome Dorsaimy 

Editor, Lawyers Weekly 
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Jerome Doraisamy is the editor of Lawyers Weekly. He is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series and is a board director for the Minds Count Foundation. He holds bachelor degrees in both law and communications from the University of Technology, Sydney and is an admitted solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Prior to joining Lawyers Weekly, Jerome worked in various legal fields, including academia and research, commercial practice and a major federal government inquiry.

Lauren Croft

Lauren Croft

Journalist, Lawyers Weekly 
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Lauren is a journalist at Lawyers Weekly and graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from Macleay College. Prior to joining Lawyers Weekly, she worked as a trade journalist for media and travel industry publications and Travel Weekly. Originally born in England, Lauren enjoys trying new bars and restaurants, attending music festivals and travelling. She is also a keen snowboarder and pre-pandemic, spent a season living in a French ski resort.

Operations

Russell Stephenson

Russell Stephenson

Director – Commercial Growth, Momentum Media
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+61 2 9922 3300

Russell is a media executive with a career spanning 15+ years working across a range of professional sectors, including marketing, mortgages, real estate, wealth, legal and small-to-medium enterprises. He is the commercial growth director at Momentum Media, where he develops and implements strategies with the aim of accelerating growth, realising business outcomes and capitalising on new market opportunities.

Blair Dods

Blair Dods

Head of Technology, Momentum Media
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Blair has over 20 years’ experience in the online sector, graduating from university with a Bachelor of Commerce in the late 1990s. Working in marketing, product development and management roles for start-ups as well as established media brands in New Zealand, UK, Germany and Australia, Blair has developed extensive knowledge across all facets of digital technology. With deep technical experience combined with a commercial mindset, Blair leads the development of digital platforms at Momentum Media.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Head of Momentum Intelligence Unit,
Momentum Media

Michael leads Momentum Media’s audience growth and intelligence department, the Momentum Intelligence Unit, and is responsible for delivering internal and external stakeholders with rich audience insights and analysis. His expertise as a Chartered Accountant, data analyst and market research professional has been critical to delivering real-world insights to Australia’s largest financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. The insights and analysis generated from the Momentum Intelligence Unit drive deeper audience engagement and growth across Momentum Media’s brands.

Jennifer Hardy

Jennifer Hardy

Head of Event Production, Momentum Connect
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Jennifer leads the events production team at Momentum Connect, helping to deliver over 80 large scale events across Momentum Media’s multiple specialist brands within the defence, space, wealth, law, finance and business sectors. In this capacity, she also supports a range of external organisations as an independent events agency, helping businesses to think, act and engage like a professional media company. Her contribution to the development of the events Ballroom Platform saw Momentum ranked as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies 2020. Prior to joining Momentum, Jennifer worked in financial services within funds management and global investment banking in London. She holds a Bachelor of business management specialising in event management.

LYNDSEY FALL

Lyndsey Fall

Media Production Manager, Momentum Media
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Lyndsey has 11 years’ experience working in media production. Following her Master’s degree in Journalism, she worked across a set of political and public policy magazines in England as a journalist, subeditor and as production manager. Lyndsey has worked at Momentum Media for the past four years heading up the production department and managing the development of its award-winning magazines, including Australian Aviation and World of Aviation, web portals and suite of highly-ranked podcasts.

Keith Ford

Keith Ford

Senior Production Editor, Momentum Media
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Keith is an experienced digital and print subeditor, having worked in business-to-business media for nine years across a diverse range of industries, including finance, professional services, mortgages, law, defence and aerospace. He joined Momentum Media in 2016 and has worked on a number of the business’ brands, as well as leading the subediting team. Keith previously worked as a journalist in the broadcast and film technology space and has a Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies.

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About Momentum Media

Momentum Media (www.momentummedia.com.au) has been equipping Australia’s corporate, investor and business sectors with market and business intelligence for over a decade.

Across an integrated business supported by digital, events, live streaming, broadcast, content-on-demand, research, print and social platforms, we are guided by a fundamental principal: Be better informed.

Better informed readers, listeners, viewers, event participants, advertisers, sponsors and commercial partners, government and policy decisionmakers.

This mission for informing, educating and inspiring drives us to build more engaged communities, delivering greater leadership to the markets we connect with and forging closer relationships with our audiences.

Being at the forefront of media innovation, backed by a pioneering spirit, has been central to Momentum Media’s growth.

We’re an evolving, forward-thinking business based on a purpose that supports corporate Australia and the markets critical to our nation’s economic prosperity. We’re also focused on delivering exceptional value to our commercial partners.

We continually adapt to rapidly changing marketplaces; we’re a fluid media business, unshackled to any particular technology, channel or tone of communication.

With a monthly reach spanning over a million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and business owners, we’re connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities – and we’re making a positive contribution for them to thrive.

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