Toufic Bazouni – Founder and Managing Director

Toufic Bazouni is co-founder and managing partner of New South Lawyers. He leads a team of skilled litigation lawyers and has extensive experience in Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Building and Construction disputes.

Promoted by New South Lawyers 04 June 2024 Profiles
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Through his two decades-plus long career, Toufic has been involved in a number of complex and significant disputes. His strategic and extensive legal experience has seen him act for high-net-worth individuals, multinational corporations, directors or shareholders of companies and insolvency professionals. And has work been recognised for a number of professional accolades and awards.

What inspired you to follow a career in the legal profession?

My journey into the legal profession was driven by a profound passion for justice and a fascination with the intricacies of the law. From an early age, I felt drawn to the notion that through the practice of law, I could effect meaningful change for individuals and society as a whole. Witnessing the transformative impact of legal advocacy, particularly in the realms of litigation, dispute resolution, and construction law, solidified my determination to pursue a career in this field. The dynamic nature of legal challenges inherent in these areas, coupled with the opportunity to contribute to a fair and equitable society, have been the driving forces behind my enduring commitment to the legal profession

What's your approach to client service that separates you from the rest?

At New South Lawyers, our approach to client service is distinguished by a combination of strategic thinking, extensive legal expertise, and an unwavering commitment to delivering tangible results. We understand that legal representation extends beyond mere technical proficiency. It involves a deep understanding of our clients' needs, effective communication, and a strategic approach to problem-solving. By fostering a client-centric philosophy, we ensure that every member of our team is aligned with our core values, delivering not only legal expertise but also an ethical and purposeful legal practice.

Our emphasis on purpose-driven work contributes to a positive organisational culture that not only benefits our staff but is ultimately passed on to our clients. We believe that the best legal representation stems from a collaborative and client-focused approach, and this philosophy sets us apart in the legal landscape.

How do you innovate and stay ahead of industry trends?

Staying ahead of industry trends is paramount in the legal profession, and at New South Lawyers, we embrace a proactive approach to innovation. In an ever-evolving legal landscape, staying connected with the legal community is crucial. My involvement in the Society of Construction Law Australia is one testament to our commitment to remaining informed about industry developments.

Moreover, our team's recognition and accolades highlight our dedication to innovation. Whether through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, refining legal strategies, or active participation in industry events, we prioritise staying at the forefront of the legal landscape. By continuously seeking ways to enhance our services and adapt to emerging trends, we ensure that our clients receive the highest quality representation.

What is the toughest challenge you've faced in your role? How did you overcome it?

Throughout my career, I've encountered numerous complex challenges inherent in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. One notable instance was a building and construction dispute involving a significant non-payment to a builder. Overcoming such challenges requires a multifaceted approach, combining legal acumen, strategic thinking, and resilience.

In this particular case, success was achieved through meticulous preparation, collaboration with a skilled legal team, and a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of construction law. By navigating the complexities of the dispute with a strategic and well-executed approach, we secured a successful resolution. This experience reinforced the importance of adaptability and perseverance in the face of formidable challenges.

What are some of your goals for the next 5 years?

Looking ahead, my goals for the next five years encompass both personal and professional aspirations. Professionally, I aim to further solidify the position of New South Lawyers as a leading legal firm, expanding our practice areas and taking on more high-profile cases. I am committed to ensuring that our team continues to deliver exceptional legal services and maintains a strong reputation within the legal community.

On a personal level, I aspire to contribute meaningfully to the legal profession, potentially through continued involvement in professional organisations and mentorship initiatives. Striking a balance between personal growth and the advancement of New South Lawyers is at the forefront of my goals for the coming years.

What is your advice for any younger lawyers who look to follow in your footsteps?

For aspiring lawyers, I offer the following advice: First and foremost, dedicate yourself to excellence and maintain high professional standards. The legal profession demands continuous learning and adaptation, so stay informed about legal developments and seek opportunities for skill enhancement.

Secondly, effective leadership is crucial. Cultivate leadership skills that motivate and guide a legal team toward shared goals. Fostering a positive and purpose-driven work culture contributes not only to professional success but also to personal fulfillment.

Lastly, embrace challenges with resilience and adaptability. The legal landscape is dynamic, and success often requires navigating complex and unforeseen obstacles. Learn from every experience, and let challenges fuel your growth and determination. Ultimately, a combination of legal expertise, leadership, and a commitment to client service will pave the way for a rewarding and impactful legal career.

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