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A Merger By Any Other Name Is Just As Sweet

Better Boards Magazine

Vera Visevic’s article “A Merger By Any Other Name Is Just As Sweet”, originally published in the Better Boards Magazine 2016, and recently published online, examines the potential benefits of collaboration, as opposed to a merger, and also considers various issues that should be considered before collaborating. Full article available here.

Mills Oakley among Australia’s fastest growing firms

Australian Financial Review 

Mills Oakley has been recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of the Australian law firms with the biggest percentage growth in fee-earner numbers over the past year. “Mills Oakley has increased [our] number of fee-earners by almost one-third, or 68, to 301, in the past year”. Read more here.

Law graduates lead jobs surge at big firms

The Australian

The Australian recently reported on growth rates for law firms across Australia. Their report states, “In absolute terms, the standout performer on job creation is mid-sized firm Mills Oakley, whose legal workforce grew by the equivalent of 66 full time positions. This firm created more new jobs for solicitors than any other firm surveyed for The Australian and it did so without merging with another practice”.

Asia-Pacific 150: The big market showdown

The Lawyer

The 2016 edition of The Lawyer’s Asia-Pacific 150 singles out the region’s largest independent and international firms, measuring their growth and performance comparing against three years of historical data recorded by the report since 2013.

Despite Australia being the only jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific 150 that has seen a significant number of shrinking firms, Mills Oakley has remained a rapidly growing national firm.

Read more about how Mills Oakley’s recent growth has made us stand out in a crowd of firms vying for business and talent in Asia-Pacific’s crowded markets.

A two-decade ‘detour’ didn’t stop this construction specialist from becoming a lawyer

Australasian Lawyer 

Sydney Building, Construction and Infrastructure Senior Associate Vlad Vishney recently sat down with Australasian Lawyer to discuss his path to law after 20 years in another profession. To read more about Vlad and his “two-decade detour”, click here.

The Mills Oakley Accelerator

The Mills Oakley Accelerator Program is the result of a collaboration between Mills Oakley and Collective Campus, a start-up incubator. The program aims to provide new law entrepreneurs and start-ups with the funding, tools and support they need to grow their idea into a viable business.

Mills Oakley believes that legal technology innovations are set to transform the legal services industry over the next few years and we want to be a part of the process.

There were an influx of applicants who submitted their innovative and unique ideas. From these applications, teams were shortlisted to participate in a 3-Day Bootcamp. The Bootcamp provided applicants with an opportunity to learn about the program, receive guidance from mentors and present, test and refine their ideas.

After the Bootcamp, contestants pitch their ideas to a panel of judges consisting of legal sector and start-up experts. The winners of the pitch night will be funded to take part in a 3 month accelerator program to support concepts to commercialisation.

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Pictured above: Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker with CEO and Co-Founder, Collective Campus Steve Glaveski. Photo by Stavros Sakellaris.

Law Institute of Victoria Legal Careers Fair 2016

On 14 July 2016, Mills Oakley participated in the LIV Legal Careers Fair, an annual event which targets penultimate and final year law students in Victoria.

Hosted by the Law Institute of Victoria, this event provides students commencing a career in law the opportunity to showcase themselves to potential employers, and network with representatives from Australia’s leading law firms, government, regional firms and non-legal employers.

In attendance for Mills Oakley this year were Partners David Passarella and John Mazzotta, as well as a few of our Lawyers, Law Graduates and Human Resources team members. Our team members enjoyed mingling with the future stars of the law industry in Victoria.

HR Advisor Stephanie Fancoli welcomes visitors and provides insight into Mills Oakley at our LIV Legal Careers Fair booth.

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