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After winning Boutique Law Firm 2020 – have we grown?

It was truly an honour to have been recognised amongst Australia’s leading lawyers and law firms by winning the Lawyers Weekly Award – Boutique Law Firm of The Year in 2020.

Our time may (or may not be coming to a close, we are finalists again in 2021) but it’s been one awesome journey, from a fledgling 16-month-old firm to the young business we are today, known for our strong vision, innovation, and energy.

But what have we learnt? How have we grown?

1. You only win when you help others win.

The top spot isn’t lonely if you invite company.

We use our platform to help others as often as we can. We are generous with our time, and in response, others have been so generous with us.

I also enjoy nominating others for awards (and we do it often) because we have discovered it brings just as much joy to see others succeed and cheer them on from the side-lines, as it does to win ourselves.

2. Good things come from comfort zones too.

If you’re on to a good thing, that feels good, and is comfortable, grow that good stuff! Don’t think of it as a limitation, but as the framework for ongoing growth and development.

At Balance, we do what we love, and we do it well. We are slowly cutting back on doing the other stuff (stuff that makes us dread Monday mornings). Hustle culture is so 2019.

3. The power and passion of the collective. The world needs more WE!

Too many law firms like to say they’re different to “the others” but this approach can be limiting and isolating.

We like it when people want to work the way we work. Why? One of our mottos is “be different – together”. Each one of us can make a difference, but together we make real change. We love working with our The Kind Lawyers colleagues and other collaborative colleagues from around the country to change the conversation about separation of divorce to one of kindness, collaboration, and respect. We don’t have any competitors after all, only future collaborators.

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AWARDS

Finalist - Corporate Kindness Awards

Issued by Corporate Kindness Awards · Winners announced April 2022

Winner - Sole Practitioner of the Year

Issued by Australian Law Awards · Dec 2021

Winner – Partner of the Year (Family Law)

Issued by Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards · Nov 2021

Winner - Service Business Award

Issued by Ausmumpreneur Awards · Sep 2021

Winner - Service Business of the Year

Issued by Roar Awards · Sep 2021

Winner - Innovation Award for Legal Education and Change Initiatives

Issued by APAC Insider · Aug 2021

Winner - Top Boutique Law Firm 2021

Issued by Australasian Lawyers · Aug 2021

Winner- Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Issued by APAC Insider · Aug 2021

Finalist - Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Issued by Australian Law Awards · Jun 2021

Finalist - Innovator of the Year Award (Company)

Issued by Australian Law Awards · Jun 2021

Finalist - Innovator of the Year Award (Individual)

Issued by Australian Law Awards · Jun 2021

Finalist – 30 Under 30 Award (Family Law)

Issued by Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards · Apr 2021

Winner - Rising Stars in Family Law

Issued by Global Corp Media · Mar 2021

Finalist -Rising Star Ausmumpreneur of the Year

Issued by Ausmumpreneur Awards · 2021

Finalist -Social Change Hero

Issued by Roar Awards · 2021

Winner - Boutique Law Firm of the Year

Issued by Australian Law Awards · Sep 2020

Winner - Family Law Firm of the Year

Issued by Corporate Live Wire · Sep 2020

Winner - Service Business Award

Issued by Ausmumpreneurs · Sep 2020

Winner -Emerging Mumpreneur

Issued by Ausmumpreneur · Sep 2020

Finalist - Sole Practitioner of the Year

Issued by Australian Law Awards · Aug 2020

Winner - Rising Stars of Family Law

Issued by APEC Insider · Jul 2020

Winner – Family Law Firm of the Year (Australia)

Issued by International Advisory Experts (IAG) 2020

I love to travel and have already made it to 18 countries across Europe and Asia. My personal goal is to travel to every continent, including Antarctica. My favourite destination so far is Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland, where I skydived over the Swiss Alps!

Outside of the law and travel, I am a qualified lifeguard and swimming instructor, and have taught kids from as young as six months to adults.

I am a passionate environmentalist and animal lover. I advocate for kinder lawyering and living through my volunteer work at local sanctuaries and community organisations. I am an unashamed dance mum extraordinaire to my two lively daughters and wife to my ever so supportive and husband. I adore cats, and have 3 – Ruby, Cleo and Kimba, who are very popular on Instagram! You can check them out here.