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Megan Allanah

I made a big decision last week to resign from my job as a family lawyer and to leave law behind.

I have been going back and forth in my head about sharing this decision and my reasons why because I’ve been worried about judgment and criticism. Although I know first hand that raw honesty comes with some negatives — judgment being one of them — I also know that it can be a powerful tool to help others and that’s why I’ve decided to be vulnerable and share this with you all.

I’ve wanted to be a lawyer most…


2020 was an interesting year for all of us. It was a year full of challenges, hardships and loss, lessons, opportunities to grow, moments for reflection and gratitude. Many of us realised the importance of freedom, human connection and relationships, our health, adaptability, being present and living because life is short, being employed and having people who support you when the chips are down. …


Lucy works as a Barrister in Brisbane, specialising in Child Protection, Family, Employment and Consumer Law. Lucy’s journey to becoming a Barrister was fairly unconventional as Lucy never worked as a Lawyer in private practice which is often what I have heard you should do prior to going to the Bar. Lucy gained experience working for the Government in Child Protection prior to commencing her law degree and this experience gave her invaluable insight and experience which really helped Lucy to work out where her passion within law was. Lucy’s first law job was working as a Registrar and after…


Warren is the Director and Principal of WKB Lawyers. Warren’s firm specialises in TPD (Total Permanent Disability) claims through Superannuation Funds. Warren started his legal career later in life after working in banking and finance and realising that he had an interest in legislation and the technical side to his role in complaints. Warren moved between Sydney and Brisbane in order to gain the experience he needed in order to feel confident enough to start his own firm and in March 2019, Warren started WKB Lawyers. Warren’s story is one of determination and it’s inspiring to speak with someone who…


Em is a career advancement coach and is the owner of Promotable You. Em helps all sorts of professionals, including lawyers, with a range of things from career changes to promotions and pay rises and removing road blocks and limiting beliefs in order to achieve your professional goals. Em’s background is in HR and communications. Em started Promotable You in order to help leaders advance their careers and in particular, help women who were having issues with being paid what they were really worth.

Standing out from the crowd and finding hidden job markets

I have seen lots of law graduates and junior lawyers who have sadly lost their jobs…


Caralee is a Family Lawyer and the Director of Collective Family Law Group on the Gold Coast. Caralee had a career before becoming a Lawyer, working with her previous two Husbands to establish and grow their businesses in Optometry and Law. Caralee realised that she wanted to build her own business and have her own career and so she became a Lawyer while managing work and being a Mother of two. …


When I lost my first lawyer role in March due to Covid, I was really quite devastated. If I am honest, it took me a good two months or so to really feel like myself again. The uncertainty of the world doesn’t help, especially when it comes to the job market. However, there are still some things we can all control — we can believe in ourselves and our abilities, we can continue to have hope and not give up and we can keep putting ourselves out there! I wanted to share my story of losing my job, what I…


Mel Scott is an in house lawyer for a global technology company called Megaport. Mel explains what an in house lawyer does, what her role is like and how she ended up working in house. Mel shares what her journey through law school was like and how she landed her first graduate role — 180 resumes later! Mel talks about the importance of treating your legal career as a marathon not a sprint, self-belief and backing yourself, accepting that no experience is ever wasted and the importance of looking after yourself.

Being an in house lawyer

Mel explains that an in house lawyer works for…


In this solo episode I speak about how I have been coping with losing my dream job as a Family Lawyer due to COVID-19 and share my advice for moving forward despite the uncertainty that we are all facing. I hope that through sharing my honest feelings and thoughts, you may feel less alone during this time and realise that whatever you are feeling is perfectly okay.

Dealing with redundancy

For those of you who don’t already know, I was made redundant due to COVID-19 about a month ago. I was working as a Family Lawyer which was my dream job. I started…


Julann is a Family Lawyer and has her own digital law firm called Tiernan Family Law. Julann started her law degree when she was 30 and with a newborn baby. While studying law, Julann worked as a Police Officer and also began raising her family of five children — amazing right!? Julann is living proof that it is never too late to start a law degree if it is where your passion lies and that it is possible to juggle work, family and law if you have the right mindset!

Julann’s journey

Julann commenced her law degree a little later than some…

Megan Allanah

Lawyer. Blogger. Podcaster. www.meganallanah.com.au

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