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Developing stakeholder relationships as in-house counsel

In this episode of 'The Evolving Role of In-House Legal,' join us as we chat with Phil Ware and Bernadette Doyle about the significance of cultivating relationships with internal stakeholders. We'll also discuss the essential skills that junior lawyers must hone to be perceived as a cooperative and accessible asset within the in-house sphere, rather than a hindrance.

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Philip Ware LLB (Hons), LLM, MBA, GAICD - General Counsel, Stanwell Corporation

Philip has been the General Counsel of Stanwell Corporation (Queensland’s largest electricity generator) since January 2001 and manages the full gamut of legal, governance, regulatory, transactional and contentious matters.

Outside of the ACC he sits on the Council of the Queensland Law Society and various of its committees, including the Governance, Finance, Wellbeing and In-house Counsel committees.  He is an accredited Probity Adviser.

Bernadette Doyle LLB (Hons), FGIA, GAICD – Manager Legal Counsel, Seqwater

Bernadette has served in diverse capacities as General Counsel/Company Secretary, including positions at both highly regulated industries… Melbourne Water Corporation and at nfps…. the Brotherhood of St Laurence. She is currently the Manager Legal Counsel of Seqwater.

Outside of the ACC Bernadette sits on the Board of an nfp… IDV and is the Chair of their Quality and Risk Committee.  She is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia

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Rob is a qualified law graduate with three years’ experience as a property paralegal. Rob has a international recruitment career spanning across London & Sydney and has a strong understanding of the market and extensive connections across Australia.

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