Lawyers Weekly boasts the nation’s most popular industry-specific podcast network, and its in-house show is going from strength to strength. Here are the most-listened to episodes of this year, to date.
Just over 10 years ago, Ria Manguray made the decision to leave her home in Los Angeles, with her young son, to study law in Australia. By virtue of having vocational pathways different to most, Ms Manguray was well placed to manage the pivot in a year that has been anything but business as usual. Here, she discusses the issues faced by corporate counsel in the tourism sector in the age of coronavirus and the preceding bushfires, and how her department and broader business have had to pivot their entire operations in the past year.
Accenture Security legal lead (global managed security and growth markets) Annie Haggar believes that if you aren’t trusted by the market because you’ve had a cyber attack, you might as well not be in business. Here, she discusses how GCs and CLOs are currently lagging in their efforts to ensure their businesses and organisations are effectively protected, the prominent danger of supply chain attacks and meeting regulatory obligations around cyber security.
Origin Energy company secretary Helen Hardy believes that collaboration and curiosity are key traits for company secretaries to help steer their organisations into the post-pandemic marketplace. Co secs need, she says, to have fingers in every pie in the organisation. In this chat, she also discusses her early career dream of becoming a fighter pilot!
KPMG global head of legal services Stuart Fuller returned to the show to list 10 predictions for what the law department in businesses and organisations of all stripes will look like by the middle of this decade. In this wide-ranging conversation, Mr Fuller about the percentage of lawyers within the legal department, how essential it might be for lawyers to read and interpret data, whether financial KPIs will be introduced and the extent to which standardised legal work will be subsumed into a business or organisation.
Saudi Arabian-based legal counsel Cassandra Heilbronn has had, nearly her whole life, a comprehensive understanding of the importance of putting one’s self forward. Here, Ms Heilbronn (who appeared at our recent Careers Expo and Emerging Leaders Summit) discusses the many ways she has learned to network over the course of her career, what works and doesn’t work, and discusses the new and creative ways that lawyers can network – for vocational and business purposes – in the digital age and amidst the ongoing pandemic.