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 (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
Bakers & Marque Lawyers take to the stage

Bakers & Marque Lawyers take to the stage

Baker & McKenzie's Kate Muir, Andrew Stewart (seated) and Sebastian Busa performing at the Griffin Theatre <

Baker & McKenzie's Kate Muir, Andrew Stewart (seated) and Sebastian Busa performing at the Griffin Theatre
Last night (19 August) a group of lawyers from Baker & McKenzie and Marque Lawyers took to the stage to participate in the Griffin Theatre Company's acting competition, Acting Up.

Acting Up is the Griffin Theatre Company's spin on corporate fundraising, giving professional groups the chance to live a day in the life of an actor.

The courageous lawyers rehearsed an excerpt from an Australian play with a professional director and actor and delivered an evening performance on stage at the SBW Stables Theatre in front of a judging panel, including writer and actor Brendan Cowell.

"It has been very entertaining to see lawyers playing the role of actors and I am sure it would be even more interesting to reverse those roles - actors as lawyers," Cowell said.

Representing Baker & McKenzie was partner Andrew Stewart, senior associates Sebastian Busa and Erica Kidman and director of talent management, Kate Muir, performing a piece from Speaking in Tongues, by Andrew Bovell.

One of two teams from Marque Lawyers took home the trophy with their excerpt from "After Dinner".

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

Bakers & Marque Lawyers take to the stage
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
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 & ...