Your Legal Business: Working Flexibly — Making it Work from All Sides (in person)

Seminar 1.5 CPD Hrs
Tue 24 September | 4:00PM - 5:30PM | ADLS, Chancery Chambers, Auckland MAP


Chances are, you’ve heard of flexible working. It’s also likely that you are working flexibly, perhaps without even realising it. 

This seminar will provide candid insights, both personal and professional, about what flexible working is, the numerous reasons why it’s being adopted, the challenges it presents, and how it can (and can’t) be achieved in the legal arena. 

Learning outcomes

  • Attain a better understanding of the definition of flexible working.
  • Boost your awareness of the raft of reasons in support of flexible working 
  • Increase your knowledge of what flexible working looks and feels like in practice, including role, hours, place, resources - and even attire.
  • Gain insights into the mindset, process and parameters for implementing flexible working that works for your situation.
  • Garner information about the (sometimes unspoken) challenges inherent with flexible working, for employers, employees and clients.
  • Benefit from the learnings of others who have ‘been there, done that’ and come out the other side, and not only survived but thrived.

Who should attend?

This seminar will be of benefit to all legal professionals. It will have particular relevance for principals, partners, directors, barristers, practice managers and L&D managers in small to medium practices/chambers. 


in person registration only

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Kylie Mooney
Chief Executive Officer
Meredith Connell

Kylie is the CEO for Meredith Connell.  In her role she works with the Board to set the strategy and direction of the firm and with the senior leadership team to ensure its implementation.  This includes a strong focus on business improvement and developing the talent of MC’s team.

Kylie ensures all aspects of the firms business run smoothly, including the firms professional responsibilities, partner and staff management and management of the senior leadership team.

Before joining Meredith Connell in 2007, Kylie consulted to Outsource Solutions, where she was involved in business process improvement, project management and procurement for large blue-chip organisations including the Bank of New Zealand, Southern Cross Healthcare, Telecom, Auckland City Libraries and TVNZ

Sarah Pilcher
The Franchise Lawyer

Sarah has an LLB from Otago University and a DipBus(New Ventures) and an MComLaw(Hons) from Auckland University. She is a business lawyer with a focus on franchising. She has worked flexibly (i.e. other than as a full- time employee) for the majority of her legal career; and first started working flexibly by converting from a full-time employee to a part-time contractor to allow time for university studies, then children. 

She has worked at law firms as an associate, partner and consultant  ?  employed and as a contractor; had a number of in-house positions; contracted on demand to other law firms; and since 2012 has been operating as a sole practitioner. More recently she has taken on some part-time in-house projects which fit in around her own client work. 

She has presented at or chaired CPD events for ADLS, NZLS, Legalwise and Chartered Accountants; written articles for LawTalkLawNews and business publications; is a member of the Institute of Directors, ADLS’ CPD Committee and several CPD subcommittees. 

Paula Williams
People and Culture Director
Simpson Grierson

Paula has worked at Simpson Grierson since July 2018 and was previously at Air New Zealand, IAG and EY in a range of HR leadership roles. She is passionate about flexibility, has personally worked flexibly for past 10 years and has seen the benefit and positive results for individuals and businesses.

Paula has a Masters in Advanced Leadership and a Masters in Technology Futures (focussed on the future of work, workforces and workplaces).

Paula has been leading Simpson Grierson’s flexibility initiative and flexibility pilot this year.


Geoff Hardy
Martelli McKegg