Highlight: Passion fuels 2023's Rising Stars

Training and development have been crucial to building up the quality of lawyers today

Highlight: Passion fuels 2023's Rising Stars

For Gatehouse Legal Recruitment consultant Nathan Simm, today’s lawyers operate to a higher standard than ever before.

“They have access to more mentorship, guidance, first-class training and development programs that were not on offer previously”, he explained, adding that they “have a strong passion and drive to succeed”.

2023 Rising Star Stephen Rohl, who holds degrees in law and science, highlights the importance of passion in his approach to his work.

“It’s great to be able to combine my passions for science and IP law, especially patent law. Having that scientific background lets me rapidly grasp new technologies and, when combined with my IP knowledge, weave innovative solutions for our clients”, he said.

In addition to offering his legal acumen, Rohl also flexes his editorial talent by serving as editor of Maddocks’ biannual publication The Prescription, which touches on legal developments and trends in healthcare and life sciences.

“If you’re not interested in the area of law you find yourself in, don’t necessarily think the law isn’t for you. Reach out to your colleagues and your networks. Find the area of law that suits you. If all junior lawyers can find an area of law that they’re passionate about, then they are 95% of the way there”, 2021 Rising Star Mica Cole advised.

Australasian Lawyer released the 2023 Rising Stars list last month. See the winners for Australia’s Best Lawyers 2023 here.


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