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Partner Profile: Fatmir Badali

Partner Profile: Fatmir Badali

Every week we ask a law firm partner a series of rapid-fire questions about their career. This week: Gadens Lawyers' Fatmir Badali

Which firm are you with?

Gadens Lawyers.

When did you join that firm?

April 2010.

When were you made a partner of that firm?

April 2010.

Which firm were you at most recently?

Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) from 2000 to 2010.

What practice group are you with?

Litigation and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial disputes, regulation and anti-corruption commissions and inquiries. I am currently on the executive committee for Inquire Australia and am the president of the National Product Liability Association. I also have a keen interest in Islamic finance and assist clients with sourcing finance as well as structuring Shari’ah compliant deals.

What has been the most significant change to your practice area during your career?

There have been a few: the national introduction of proportionate liability to civil claims; the continued exploration by Australian courts to achieve greater efficiency in disputes; the imposition of overarching obligations on all participants to Victorian litigation (including litigation funders and expert witnesses), and the rise of litigation funding and class actions. The introduction of a new independent anti-corruption commission in Victoria certainly sits in the category of ‘watch this space’.

What has been a major career highlight for you?

Being involved in a Royal Commission and achieving a great result for a great client.

What do you like about being a lawyer?

The personal growth and satisfaction that the practice of law brings. As a lawyer you are always growing, always learning, always trying to improve your game. The intellectual challenge can often be as satisfying as helping clients and achieving great results.

What do you find challenging?

Finding enough hours in the day to fit everyone and everything in!

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Hanging out with family and friends, and Taekwondo.

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