Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The legal industry is changing but to what, for whom, where, why and how? Join us each month to learn about the next best practices in legal practice and how it applies to your firm or organisation. Learn from the people who are “walking the talk.” Hear what they are doing and what has driven them to do things differently for their clients, their people, their organisations and themselves and, how they measure and learn from success and failure. We’re going to get candid, super practical and yes, we’re going to get legally innovative too!

Email us at or visit

Dec 8, 2021

CLI Distinguished FellowSarah El-Atm is our guest host for this episode (two of three). Sarah’s 12-month Fellowship explored whether client problems can be better solved by multidisciplinary teams (lawyers and allied professionals).

In this second episode, Sarah identified five key characteristics common to successful high performing multidisciplinary teams in the legal profession. She discusses these in the context of real tangible insights from Hilary Goodier, Partner and Co-Division Head (formerly Partner and Chief Operating Officer) at Ashurst AdvanceKatrina Gowans, National Legal Operations Lead at Origin EnergyMel Scott, Senior Legal Counsel at MegaportMick Sheehy, Partner New Law at PwCAnu Briggs, Head of Capability, Development, and Change at Gilbert + TobinJemima Harris, Legal and Strategic Projects Director at Megaport (formerly Head of Legal Operations & Tech at LOD); and Denise Doyle, Chief Product Officer, Xakia Technologies (formerly Specialist Legal Operations Consultant).

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • The five key characteristics that make up successful high performing multidisciplinary teams in the legal profession.
  • Why these characteristics work together to help form successful teams.

Additional resources: