Goodbye job applications, hello dream career
Seize control of your career and design the future you deserve with LW career

Bradley & Bray names first female director

Sunshine Coast firm Bradley & Bray Lawyers has promoted Bridie Edwards to associate director — making her both the firm’s first female in the directorship and the youngest to attain that position.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 10 July 2023 SME Law
expand image

Bridie Edwards has been promoted to associate director at Bradley & Bray, with her “exceptional achievements, unwavering dedication, and remarkable leadership qualities” having elevated her to that role.

Her promotion was effective as of 1 July and made her the first female and youngest director in the firm’s history, which spans more than four decades.

Ms Edwards is set to work closely with the management team on the firm’s ongoing growth.


Her “extraordinary career journey is a testament to her hard work and commitment to excellence”, the firm said. She was a finalist in the commercial law category at this year’s 30 Under 30 Awards, “highlighting her outstanding contributions to the legal sector”.

The promotion reflects the firm’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, Bradley & Bray proclaimed.

“We are immensely proud of Bridie’s accomplishments and the inspiration she provides to future generations of legal professionals,” the firm said.

Bradley & Bray director Jacob Corbett said: “I am incredibly proud of the firm that we have built, and it’s no surprise to me that the firm has become a leader in our areas of practice, recognised not just locally, but on a national and international level over the past few years.”

“Part of that success has been driven by Bridie, who remains a consistent driving force in all areas of our practice, however particularly in the areas of innovation, diversity and community involvement,” he said.

“Bridie’s rise to associate directorship marks a new era for a firm that has provided expert legal advice for over 40 years on the Sunshine Coast and continues to evolve and adapt in changing times.”

“We are incredibly proud of Bridie’s unwavering commitment to our firm and our future, and the time has come for Bridie to be recognised not just as a young female industry leader, but as an industry leader,” he submitted.

And Ms Edwards added: “Reflecting on the past four years when I first started at Bradley & Bray Lawyers as a law student, I am extremely proud of the growth we have experienced in our firm and our amazing team for all their hard work and efforts, particularly during the unprecedented times of the pandemic.”

“I am honoured to be the youngest and first female director in the firm’s 40-year history, but I am even more proud to follow in the footsteps of our retired director Mark Bray who created and led an incredible firm and workplace over his career. The work he did, alongside our current director Jacob Corbett, and leadership given to support our team enabled the top-quality service to our clients we provide today,” she posited.

“I am very grateful for Mark, Jacob and our partner Peter Griffin’s support and encouragement over my time with the firm, which has helped me get to where I am today. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends, colleagues, and clients for all of their support and encouragement — it is greatly appreciated.”