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In-house teams, wellness and the post-pandemic world

At next week’s Corporate Counsel Summit, three general counsel will discuss the myriad strategies and solutions legal departments can and should be implementing to manage the holistic wellbeing needs of working professionals in the new normal.

user iconReporter 30 October 2020 Corporate Counsel
David Field, Garry Taylor, Nicole Birman
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When it comes to achieving success in the ever-changing and highly demanding role of in-house counsel, individual wellness can end up taking a back seat. It is important to prioritise one’s self, particularly in this turbulent age, so that one can thrive both professionally and personally as we turn our attention to life after coronavirus.

This, and much more, will be discussed during a panel event at next week’s Corporate Counsel Summit, hosted by Lawyers Weekly. The panel will consist of Canon Oceania chief legal counsel David Field, Croesus Holdings Group general counsel and chief strategy officer Dr Garry Taylor, and general counsel and company secretary Nicole Birman.


The trio will outline strategies and solutions for corporate lawyers to maintain successful and balanced careers in the post-pandemic landscape, functional tools on proactively combating signs and symptoms of stress and burnout, how best legal teams can support each other, and also provide insights into the new-age working environment and its nexus to one’s vocational trajectory.

Lawyers Weekly deputy editor Jerome Doraisamy, who will moderate the panel, said: “It has been a tumultuous year for Australian lawyers, including corporate counsel, and ensuring individual and institutional wellness as the new year approaches will be critical, not just for the daily operations of the legal department but for the viability and capacity of the broader business or organisation to thrive in 2021.”

“We are thrilled to have these prominent senior lawyers on board for what should be an insightful and practical conversation.”

To learn more about this session, and more, check out the full agenda for next week’s Corporate Counsel Summit.

Registration for this summit is free – you can sign up here.

Ms Birman spoke on The Corporate Counsel Show at the onset of the pandemic about wellness concerns in-house, noting – among other things – that legal team leaders must strike the right balance between catering to individual needs and the needs of the broader business.

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