The Boutique Lawyer Show: ‘You have to be so passionate’ to run a business

03 May 2022 By Robyn Tongol

Both Annabel and Hugh Griffin grew up in families that ran businesses. Now a married couple, and each bringing their own experiences to the table, the pair understand better than most what it will take to achieve their ultimate goal: to become the “most highly regarded and best boutique law firm in Australia”.

On this episode of The Boutique Lawyer Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Hazelbrook Legal chief executive Annabel Griffin and managing partner Hugh Griffin to talk about how they met, the different vocational backgrounds they bring to the firm they run together, how and why they decided to run a business together while also being married, and their ultimate plans for their award-winning legal practice.

The pair also discuss the opportunities abound in the Canberra market and how this region might grow in years to come, challenges that they’re foreseeing, their approach to recruitment and growing their team, the need for discipline as business owners, as well as resilience and kindness.

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