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The Corporate Counsel Show: Life as a defence industry lawyer

Becoming a legal counsel in the defence industry was not a pathway that award-winning lawyer Katherine Stapels planned for, but it is a space that she has come to "really love".
user iconRobyn Tongol 10 August 2022 Podcast
The Corporate Counsel Show: Life as a defence industry lawyer
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On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy speaks with DroneShield general counsel Katherine Stapels  who won the Defence Lawyer of the Year category at the 2022 Corporate Counsel Awards  about her vocational journey towards working in defence, what listed company DroneShield does and why its work is so important to Australia, and what the law department is responsible for in achieving the company's aims.

Ms Stapels also fleshes out how best to stay in touch with the community of defence lawyers, building relationships across a business, approaching applications with regulatory bodies, navigating the broader regulatory landscape, best practice for defence lawyers amidst all of the environmental challenges, lessons for defence lawyers based on her experiences, and why defence work is so engaging and motivating.

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