find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (1-3 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Sydney NSW 2000
· Join a dynamic Firm · Excellent career growth opportunity
View details
In-house lawyer 1-4 PAE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Leading Brand · Report to a Dynamic Legal Counsel
View details
New start-up to move past ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach

New start-up to move past ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach

Janya Eighani

A Sydney legal professional has launched a new law firm in the hopes to make a change towards the way legal services are provided.

Janya Eighani (pictured) successfully unveiled Lehman Walsh Lawyers last year – a self-described start-up and general corporate law practice which advises companies at any stage of growth and of any shape or size.

Since its inception, the new firm has worked one-on-one with sole-operating entrepreneurs and has also provided services to companies with over 10,000 employees.

Talking about her decision to launch her own firm, Ms Eighani, who is the principal solicitor at Lehman Walsh Lawyers said: “I graduated from ANU GDLP course in 2013 and commenced my legal practice as a solicitor between 2013 and 2016”.

“In 2016, I was promoted to an associate at Capital Lawyers. I was the first female associate ever promoted at Capital Lawyers, and the youngest female associate.

“In June 2016, I started my law firm, Lehman Walsh Lawyers in Sydney. I started my law firm to make a change towards the way we provide legal services.”

Ms Eighani said the firm aims to incorporate flexibility and install an approach where clients aren’t examined under the same microscope.

“We act as your company's virtual legal counsel with the added flexibility of letting the client decide how often they require our input and assistance, without having to commit to a long-term and expensive retainer,” she said.

“We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to legal services. Our client’s strategic and business objectives guide the way we provide our services.

“Examples include spending a period of time with our clients at their premises and assisting on a full-time basis, attending important meetings with the management team to offer immediate legal advice or the provision of training for staff members.”

In addition, Ms Eighani said the firm’s flexible compensation structures allow a degree of flexibility that the traditional law firms cannot compete with.

“We offer fixed fee services, where possible, so our clients know exactly how much to budget for legal expenses,” she said.

“In tackling more complex legal matters, such as litigation, we work closely with our clients to monitor the potential expenses and can provide ‘event costed’ estimates, where we charge for specific stages of the litigation (eg preparing pleadings, evidence, engaging counsel and final hearing).

“We will do all that we can to make sure that our clients succeed and work towards the longevity of our relationship with our clients.”

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

New start-up to move past ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
NT Law Society sounds alarm on mandatory sentencing
The Law Society Northern Territory has issued a warning over mandatory sentencing, saying it hasn’...
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...