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    [New CPD Podcast] Dealing with Difficult Judges and Lawyers

    Tuesday, 9th April 2024

    ๐ŸŽ™๏ธThe latest episode of Think Foley's CPD podcast '๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’›๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ช๐’๐’–๐’“๐’•: ๐ƒ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐‰๐ฎ๐๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‹๐š๐ฐ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ' is now available!๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

    In this episode, Foley's List barristers 
    Rohan Hoult and Harriet Geddes reunite to launch a new series: "Daze In Court". They discuss the importance of court etiquette for practitioners and how to recognise inappropriate conduct in Court, as well as the best ways to manage and deal with those difficult situations.

    This podcast is available for listening on our website. Alternatively, listen on your favourite podcast apps by searching 'Think Foley's'.
    โ–ถ๏ธ Foley's Website: https://lnkd.in/g9_G4wRD
    ๐ŸŸช Apple Podcast: https://lnkd.in/gC8C2Dpr
    ๐ŸŸข Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gmBCGCs4

    To write in to Rohan for the next episode, email rhoult@vicbar.com.au.

    To subscribe to the Think Foley's CPD podcast series, subscribe here: https://eepurl.com/gSF5EL

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    [Positions Open] Foley's List is now hiring!

    Tuesday, 9th April 2024

    Foley's List is currently hiring for a Legal Administrative Clerk and a Trust Account and Debt Administration Officer!

    Anyone interested in either of these roles are welcome to apply as directed in the job application. 

    And if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role, we would appreciate if you would forward this onto them. 


    Foley's List Legal Administrative Clerk (Job Application Closed)

    View Job Application


    Foley's List Trust Account and Debt Administration Officer

    Tasks include but are not limited to:

     ·        Receipt incoming trust payments via Trustbooks (EFT, cheque and cash)

    ·        Process trust account refunds

    ·        Reporting as needed

    ·        Assist with external trust audit

    ·        Payment of counsel invoices from trust

    ·        Maintain spreadsheet of trust funds expected to be received and schedule of payments due

    ·        Monitor trust account inbox and respond accordingly

    ·        First point of contact for all trust account queries from internal staff, clients, firms and Barristers

    ·        Administrative tasks – scanning and e-filing statements, payments and emails, set up new barristers on Trustbooks and archiving trust ledgers, updating client information and generating new client information

    ·        Assisting Credit controller with following up overdue accounts, arranging for collection, and preparing standard collection letters in a timely manner

    ·        Collaborating with Credit controller to optimise the collection of aged debtors and providing regular updates

    ·        Maintaining the collection notes system on client accounts

    ·        Raising credit / debit notes

    ·        Make debt recovery calls during peak periods, maintaining a professional and empathetic approach.

     

    Additional Details

    Location: Melbourne, VIC 3000

    Work Type: full time in-person

    Start Date: Negotiable

     

    About you:

    ·        Prefer a minimum of 12 months accounts administration/credit/collection experience (preferably within a professional services background)

    ·        Training will be provided for our internal software used.

    ·        Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

    ·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    ·        Ability to handle sensitive information discreetly and professionally.

    ·        High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

    ·        Capability to multi-task and manage time effectively.

    ·        A proactive approach to problem-solving and process improvement.

    ·        Ability to work independently.



    Foley’s List is Victoria’s largest clerking company in the legal industry. We provide our services to over 300 barristers, helping manage their practice, their accounts and providing administrative assistance. 

    We are looking for an ambitious and motivated individual to join our team and facilitate high quality support to our barristers. 

     
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    Leading Construction Law Barristers - Doyle's Guide

    Thursday, 4th April 2024

    Congratulations to the following Barristers who have been ranked in Doyle's Guide for Construction Law Victoria 2024.

     
    Tim Margetts KC
    Recommended Construction Law
    Senior Counsel

     
    John Gurr SC
    Leading Construction Law
    Senior Counsel

     
    Jennika Anthony-Shaw
    Recommended Construction Law
    Junior Counsel

     
    Angelo Germano
    Recommended Constructon Law
    Junior Counsel


    To engage with Foley's barristers, contact Foley's clerks:
      (03) 9225 7777
      foleys@foleys.com.au
      foleys.com.au

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    VWL Event Recap

    Friday, 22nd March 2024

    Foley’s List were proud to be apart of and support VWL, Allen’s and Tarwirri at Wednesday night’s panel event on practising law with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, moderated by Shivani Pillai.

    It was inspiring to listen the panel of female aboriginal leaders and representatives in the legal community share their stories, experiences, and challenges, including List Member Candice Jackson.

    Well done all on a successful and insightful event.

    To view more photos from this event: https://linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7176793455744987136

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    Foley's New Readers - Currently Undertaking the Victorian Bar Readers Course

    Thursday, 21st March 2024

    We are delighted to present our newest members of Foley's List: Zeina AlhalabiMichael BeaconsfieldAlex GelberSana Gelic & James Moutsias. The Victorian Bar Readers Course began earlier this month, and upon the successful completion of the Course, this cohort of readers will sign the Bar Roll on 02 May 2024.

    We look forward to introducing these talented individuals to you shortly!

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    Session 4 available now! Foley's February 2024

    Tuesday, 19th March 2024

    ๐ŸŽ™๏ธThe fourth episode of the 2024 ๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ'๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐š๐ฐ ๐‚๐๐ƒ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ is now available for viewing and download! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

    ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ญ? ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐€๐œ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‹๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง presented by Peter Matthews & Simon Thomas.

    This recording is available in both video & audio form on our website. Alternatively, the presentation is also available on your favourite podcast apps.

    โ–ถ๏ธ Foley's Website: 
    https://lnkd.in/gK6D-z6r
    ๐ŸŸช Apple Podcast: https://lnkd.in/g7bzfmiE
    ๐ŸŸข Spotify: https://lnkd.in/g7s2G-2c

    To stay up to date with new CPD updates,
    subscribe to our mailing list: https://lnkd.in/gMq9YY9K
    Or continue to watch this space!

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    Readers Dinner

    Friday, 15th March 2024

    Delighted to have had a wonderful time with our newest cohort of Readers at Max on Hardware last night!

    Foley's clerks and leadership team enjoyed a fantastic evening getting to know the newest additions to our List.

    We are excited to be working with these talented individuals as they undertake the Victorian Bar Readers Course.

    We look forward to introducing this excellent cohort to you soon!

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    Welcome Lia Cam

    Friday, 8th March 2024

    We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to Foley's List clerking team,  Lia Cam! We are excited to have her support and assistance on our growing List.

    Lia joins Foley’s List with experience in commercial and criminal legal sectors based in London, England.

    Lia started her legal career at 4 Pump Court (London) before moving onto Quadrant Chambers (London), where she gained invaluable experience as a clerk while working under various leading Silks, Juniors and other Senior Clerks. She is excited to get stuck in and build on new connections.

    Lia’s personal interests lie within commercial and shipping law, specifically dry shipping. In her free time, she plays soccer for a state 3 league team and likes to see what new recipes she can try out on the weekend.

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    Happy International Women's Day

    Friday, 8th March 2024

    Happy International Women's Day! #iwd2024

    Foley's List is proud to have the largest number of female members at the Bar with 121 of the 767 female counsel at the Victorian Bar calling Foley's home.

    Foley's is led by our List Chair Dr Caroline Kenny KC and operated by a clerking and support team of over 60% women.

    Our team ensures that every woman on our List has the same opportunities to be briefed on meaningful, high quality work. #CountHerIn

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    Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch 2024

    Thursday, 7th March 2024

    Foley's List is delighted to have attended the Dame Roma Mitchell Memorial Lunch today. Another fantastic event by Victorian Women Lawyers!

    Well done to all the speakers, in particular list member Candice Jackson for her insightful perspectives as the community champion on behalf of Tarwirri-Indigenous Law Students and Lawyers Association of Victoria.

    As a proud sponsor of Victorian Women Lawyers, we are honored to have supported another great event! Always a pleasure to reconnect with familiar faces. Hope to see everyone again soon.

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    NEW EPSIODE!

    Thursday, 7th March 2024

    ๐ŸŽ™๏ธThe second episode of the 2024 ๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ'๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐š๐ฐ ๐‚๐๐ƒ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ is now available for viewing and download! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

    ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ฑ - ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  presented by Sharon Lacy SC & 
    Hetty de Crespigny.

    This recording is available in both video & audio form on our website.
    Alternatively, the presentation is also available on your favourite podcast apps.

    โ–ถ๏ธ Foley's Website: https://lnkd.in/gdKWRqJD
    ๐ŸŸช Apple Podcast: https://lnkd.in/g7CUnSiG
    ๐ŸŸข Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gS6sbcq5


    To stay up to date with new CPD updates, subscribe to our mailing list: https://lnkd.in/gKZzsQUJ
    Or continue to watch this space!

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    NEW EPSIODE!

    Wednesday, 6th March 2024

    ๐ŸŽ™๏ธThe first episode of the 2024 ๐…๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ'๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐š๐ฐ ๐‚๐๐ƒ ๐’๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ is now available for viewing and download! ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

    ๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž - ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฌ๐ข-๐‚๐ซ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ presented by Daniel Gurvich KC, 
    Tristan Joseph & Leigh Crosbie.

    This recording is available in both video & audio form on our website.
    Alternatively, the presentation is also available on your favourite podcast apps.

    Foley's Website: https://lnkd.in/g4dbxGYE
    Apple Podcast: https://lnkd.in/gBQeur_t
    Spotify: https://lnkd.in/gCZFqj-c

    To stay up to date with new CPD updates, subscribe to our mailing list: https://lnkd.in/gKZzsQUJ
    Or continue to watch this space!

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    Commercial Law CPD Conference Wrap Up

    Monday, 4th March 2024

    Aboslutely thrilled by the incredible turnout at our Commerical Law CPD Conference, co-presented by KordaMentha and The Association of Litigation Funders of Australia! We were proud to have had 30 speakers over 9 sessions across a broad range of practice areas. Thank you to all our wonderful speakers and to our fantastic MC of the day, Sam Horgan KC.

    A big thank you to all the attendees who made our full day of commercial law seminars a resounding success! For anyone who missed out, a podcast recording of the seminars will be released shortly.

    We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

    Don't miss out on future events, subscribe to our mailing list: https://lnkd.in/gKZzsQUJ

    View more pictures: https://linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7170216051912159232

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    Personal Injury Conference 2024 Wrapup

    Friday, 23rd February 2024

    Delighted at the amazing turn out at the Personal Injury Conference 2024 today, with over 300 attendees at the Rydges Hotels & Resorts!

    Well done to the 30+ speakers who presented over the 8 sessions, including our list members Rob Paoletti, Katharine GladmanLiz MainJohn Petras, Dr Gideon Boas, Dr Eamonn Kelly and Olivia Callahan.

    We hope everyone had a terrific day, and thank you to our co-organisers Lex Medicus & Legal Funding Australia for putting together another wonderful, successful conference!

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    Congratulations all barristers selected for the 2024 Victoria Legal Aid - Criminal Trial Counsel Development Program

    Wednesday, 21st February 2024

    We are delighted to extend our congratulations to all junior counsel barristers selected for the 2024 Victoria Legal Aid - Criminal Trial Counsel Development Program! It's exciting to witness the diverse and impressive breadth of experience among our junior criminal law barristers. https://lnkd.in/gZV9cW6n

    Among the 15, we are thrilled to congratulate list members, Sai Ranjit and Olivia Thompson on this particular achievement!

    Sai, known for his personable approach and expertise in criminal, quasicriminal, and property law: https://lnkd.in/gAJxuJ8g

    Olivia, with a Master of Laws from University College London and a specialist in Criminal Justice, Family Law, and Human Rights: https://lnkd.in/gfhUHC97

    Congratulations to all!

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    Emma Swart elected as Chair of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators

    Thursday, 8th February 2024

    We are delighted to congratulate our list member Emma Swart who has been elected as Chair of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators!

    Emma Swart was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 1986 and qualified as a mediator in 1995. She has been a barrister since 1998, practising in family law parenting, property and related debt matters as a member of Foley’s List at the Victorian Bar.

    She is a Nationally Accredited and Victorian Bar Advanced Mediator, a Family Law Arbitrator and registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

    To engage with Emma Swart, contact a Foley’s Clerk via
    ๐Ÿ“ž 03 9225 7777
    โœ‰๏ธ foleys@foleys.com.au

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    Barristers ranked in The Legal500

    Tuesday, 23rd January 2024

    Congratulations to the following Barristers who have been ranked in The Legal 500 for Pacific Asia 2024.

     
    Susan Brennan SC 

    Rank 2 Leading Silk
    Construction, Infrasturcture and Property

     
    Frank O'Loughlin KC 
    Rank 3 Leading Silk
    Commercial Disputes

     
    Justin Mereine 

    Rank 1 Leading Junior
    Commercial Disputes

     
    Catherine Dermody 
    Rank 1 Leading Junior
    Commercial Disputes & Competition

     
    Huw Whitwell 

    Rank 3 Leading Junior
    Commercial Disputes


    To engage with Foley's barristers contact:
      (03) 9225 7777
      foleys@foleys.com.au
      foleys.com.au