Running a national firm office as a ‘pseudo-sole practitioner’

By Robyn Tongol|22 January 2021
Victoria Bell

When Adelaide-bred Victoria Bell saw the need for Tindall Gask Bentley to have a presence in Darwin, she pitched it to her bosses. Almost four years later, she’s successfully running the plaintiff firm’s Northern Territory arm by herself, but with the benefits that come with a national practice. 

On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Tindall Gask Bentley partner Ms Bell to discuss the circumstances that led to her opening a new office for the national plaintiff firm, how she fares operating in a form of sole practice but with the backing of a big business, as well as the inherent challenges but also professional development opportunities that come with such a move. 

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The pair also talk about how other practitioners can pitch expansion to their superiors should the market conditions be suitable, and why community will be so important if and when one is able to create such a career move.

  

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