What will the seminar cover?
Briefing Counsel is a webinar co-hosted by Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) and Level Twenty Seven Chambers. This is the second event in a series covering essential topics and skills junior lawyers should be on top of.
- How to find suitably skilled barristers for your matter
- What documents should be included in a brief
- Tips on ways to communicate with counsel during an ongoing matter
Mei and Hannah’s advice comes from the position of having briefed barristers in their previous roles as solicitors, as well as having received briefs as barristers from boutique, state, national and international law firms. The webinar aims to help solicitors streamline the dispute resolution process by ensuring each lawyer in a team knows what is required of them and avoiding work duplications.
Who should attend?
All lawyers with litigation practices, especially those 1-5 PQE.
Mei Ying-Barnes (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Versatile, client focused and approachable, Mei practises predominantly in the areas of construction, competition and property (including Native Title). She advises and appears (both led and alone) for public and private corporations, State and Federal Government agencies, and individuals on contentious matters in all State and Federal courts. Prior to coming to the Bar, she was a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills, an associate to the Hon. Justice Margaret Wilson of the Supreme Court of Queensland and in house at the Commonwealth Department of Resources and Energy.
Hannah Lilley (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Since coming to the Bar, Hannah has been instructed in a wide range of commercial disputes including those concerning contracts, corporations, equity, misleading and deceptive conduct, banking and insolvency, consumer protection, building and construction (including security of payment), large infrastructure disputes, franchise disputes, insurance and property law. She appears both led and unled in all State and Federal courts. Hannah draws on seven years’ experience working as a solicitor, initially at Allens in Brisbane and most recently as a Managing Associate at Linklaters LLP in London. In addition to having been a solicitor, prior to commencing at the Bar, Hannah was an Associate to the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC in both the Federal Court of Australia and in the High Court of Australia.
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The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
The materials from event one in the series, Life at the Bar, are available here.
An edited webinar transcript is published below.