Hiring and retaining Western Australia’s best legal talent

Wednesday 23rd March, 2016 8:30 am – Wednesday 23rd March, 2016 10:00 am
Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

In the absence of dedicated HR teams and significant marketing budgets, small to medium sized law firms often struggle to compete with the larger national/international firms when it comes to attracting and retaining the best lawyers in WA. At the same time, Western Australia’s legal landscape continues to change rapidly with the introduction of multiple internationals combined with the predicted proliferation of numerous new boutiques in 2016 and beyond.

Join Chris Bates and Catriona Macleod as they share the latest market developments and trends, and provide practical strategies to secure and retain WA’s best talent.

More specifically, the presenters will discuss:

  • The current legal market in WA – trends and predictions for 2016 and beyond;
  • Candidate expectations in the current market – putting your best foot forward;
  • Establishing efficient, best practice and proactive recruitment processes; and
  • Implementing simple, cost effective retention strategies to ensure you retain your best people.
  • 1.5 points Competency 1 Practice Management


Sponsored by


Chris Bates
Managing Director
KBE Human Capital

Catriona MacLeod
Cullen MacLeod

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member)
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member)
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