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What is Doing Business in Heels?

Doing Business in Heels is exactly that.

We are delighted to announce that Doing Business in Heels is now a stand alone brand.

The Doing Business in Heels networking events has evolved into female lawyers of Duncan Basheer Hannon offering professional legal services and a referral network to other professional women.

It’s a network for women who are doing business and often in heels!

The name of course is a play on the initials of our firm Duncan Basheer Hannon but its meaning and its mission take it far beyond the confines of a law firm.

As working women, we believe there is much we can learn from meeting and sharing ideas, getting together and forming friendships, lending support and guidance.

Doing Business in Heels first developed as a concept in 2015 when our female lawyers noticed a gap in the corporate networking options available to women.

They wanted to create something unique and innovative that would appeal to businesswomen regardless of the industry or area of expertise.

It had to be fun and informative, engaging and enlightening, a way to meet, have a drink (and a laugh) without the pressures and constraints of our busy careers.

Doing Business in Heels quickly gathered momentum.

With overwhelming support from Duncan Basheer Hannon, Doing Business in Heels set about establishing some key criteria.

Networking events would be held at the end of the working day, allowing guests to mingle in a relaxed environment.

Guest speakers would be invited to talk candidly about their own careers doing business in heels, their successes and the mistakes, the traps and the pitfalls.

And most importantly, women would feel empowered and connected.

Three small cocktail events last year generated enormous interest and now in 2016, we are delighted to welcome the Doing Business in Heels stand alone brand.

The Doing Business in Heels team will be providing their range of legal services to our network of attendees and their female clients, colleagues, friends and family.

We look forward to welcoming you into a network of women who are supportive, generous and ready to share their experience and expertise.

 

How Doing Business in Heels works – Empowering and Connecting Women

Doing Business in Heels works on a simple formula of bringing women together to meet and chat in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

We believe this sort of environment is most conducive to allowing women to feel both empowered and connected.

Empowerment for women is vital to success in the workplace.

It gives them the confidence and power to make their own decisions, to grasp the initiative, to push past barriers and obstacles.

Empowerment comes from feeling part of a group, a community rather than being isolated and alone.

Feeling connected is just as important.

Building key working relationships and indeed, friendships means that you have a broader network, a communal sounding board to bounce off ideas, share stories and learn new ideas.

Doing Business in Heels provides the forum for this sort of empowerment and connection to happen away from the confines of a boardroom or office space.

Functions held during the year will be friendly and informal.

You will always see a familiar face, a welcoming smile because that is how we relate best.

You will meet women across the corporate spectrum, from government to private enterprise, big business and small.

You will be in a supportive environment that exists only to help us all grow and prosper.

We are delighted you have visited the Doing Business in Heels website and we look forward to doing business in heels with you at our next function.

Meet our Doing Business in Heels Team

Commercial Law

Julie Height
Senior Associate
LL.B; BA; GDLP
Amalia Addabbo
Senior Associate
LL.B; GDLP; B.Com
Karina Huddleston
Senior Associate
BA, LLB (Hons), GDLP
Natalie Newton
Solicitor
BCCJ, LL.B, GDLP

Wills & Estates Law

Julie Height
Senior Associate
LL.B; BA; GDLP
Amalia Addabbo
Senior Associate
LL.B; GDLP; B.Com
Sheryn Miles
Certified Practising Registered Conveyancer/Para Legal
Adv Dip Conveyancing

Family Law

Megan Dansie
Senior Associate
BA; LL.B; GDLP
Rebecca Lewis
Senior Associate
LL.B; BA; Dip App Sc; GDLP
Melissa Shorter
Senior Associate
LLB; GDLP; Master of Applied Law (Family Law)
Madeleine Betro
Solicitor
LLB/LP; BBSc

Conveyancing

Sheryn Miles
Certified Practising Registered Conveyancer/Para Legal
Adv Dip Conveyancing
Zoe Moran
Registered Conveyancer
Adv Dip in Financial Management (Conveyancing)

Personal Injury Law

Amy Nikolovski
Partner
BA; LL.B; GDLP
Kylie Wyatt
Senior Associate
BA; LL.B/LP
Katie Sajatovic
Senior Associate
LL.B (Hons); GDLP
Aleksandra Rees
Associate
LL.B; GDLP; BA
Dena Paterson
Associate
LL.B/LP (Hons); B.IntSt.
Rachel Parken
Associate
LL.B / LP
Fiona Campbell
Solicitor
LLB, B.Journ, GDLP
Emma Schultz-Boylen
Solicitor
BA; LLB (Hons); GDLP
Hayley Gagin
Law Clerk
Undertaking Bachelor of Laws (BLAW)

Employment Law

Dena Paterson
Associate
LL.B/LP (Hons); B.IntSt.
Fiona Campbell
Solicitor
LLB, B.Journ, GDLP

Management Team

Tanya Hibell
Human Resources & Administration Manager
Dip Mgt; Dip HR Mgt
Rebecca Baines
Finance Manager
BComm (Accounting); CA; MBA
Tanis Blines
Systems & Facilities Manager
Dip. Bus.
Megan Andriske
Marketing Coordinator
BA (Public Relations)
Georgina McGuinness
Media Consultant
BA (Journalism)

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