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Why royal commission work is so stimulating

Alexandra Tighe has worked on four royal commissions during her career, two of which saw her act as lead partner. Here, she discusses what such litigation work is like.

user iconRobyn Tongol 23 July 2021 Podcast
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On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Holding Redlich partner Alexandra Tighe, who won the Partner of the Year (BigLaw) category at the 2020 Women in Law Awards, to discuss the fast-paced nature of litigating a state or federal royal commission, the added pressure that comes with one's work being on the front pages of newspapers, and some of the “organic” professional skills that one gleans in the course of such work.

Ms Tighe also gives her thoughts on the supposedly increasingly litigious culture emerging in Australia and whether it will lead to more royal commissions across the country, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as detail how she has kept up with clients and sought work in the past year.

 
 

  

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