Lawlink Conference

Blenheim 2018

3 - 6 May 2018

About the Conference

Each year Lawlink has an annual conference to encourage members to become better businesses, and to network with each other. One of the strengths of Lawlink is the strong bond that has developed over the years between firms, so that firms are very generous with their help and support of each other.


The 2018 Conference was held in Blenheim from 3 to 6 May.

Download 2018 Agenda

Why Attend?

We hope delegates will be entertained by the presenters, but the underlying message is the importance of participation to get the most out of Lawlink, the need to innovate within firms, and to motivate everyone within a firm to do their best, and plan well.

Conference Venue

Things to See and Do in Blenheim »

Hotel 1 Details

  • Location

    Chateau Marlborough

  • Address

    Corner High and Henry Streets

Hotel 2 Details

  • Location

    Scenic Hotel Marlborough

  • Address

    65 Alfred Street

Hotel 3 Details

  • Location

    Quality Hotel Marlborough

  • Address

    20 Nelson Street

Speaker Profiles


Rabia Siddique, BA LLB CSP

Humanitarian, Speaker, Author

Rabia is an Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, international humanitarian, hostage survivor, professional speaker, facilitator, coach and published author. In 2006 Rabia was awarded a Queen’s commendation for her human rights work in Iraq, in 2009 was the Runner Up for Australian Woman of the Year UK and in 2014 was selected as a Telstra Australia Business Woman of the Year Finalist.

In October 2014 Rabia received a standing ovation from 1700 people at her TEDx talk en- titled “Courage Under Fire” where she spoke about the power we all have as individuals to create the change we wish to see in this world. In March 2015 Rabia was nominated for the WA Women Lawyer of the Year Award, was used as a case study at the most recent UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York and was this year named as the Professional Speakers Australia (PSA) Breakthrough Keynote Speaker of the Year.

She has earned an international reputation as a powerful, transformative and unforgettable inspirational/motivational speaker, as well as a committed and passionate human rights advocate, thought leader and philanthropist.


Joel Barolsky

Barolsky Advisors

For the past 27 years he has helped law, accounting, engineering and other business advisory firms plan, innovate and grow.

In addition to heading up Barolsky Advisors, Joel is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne and a former Principal of Beaton Research & Consulting. He is on the Advisory Board of the College of Law’s Centre for Legal Innovation.

Joel is the lead author of the Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor Report on the Australian legal market.

He is a recognised thought leader evidenced by regular conference keynotes, press mentions and the global reach of his blog, Relationship Capital.

He’s also recently created an iOS pricing app for lawyers called Price High or Low.

Joel has advised over 100 of Australia and Asia’s leading professional service organisations. Around 70% of his clients are repeat clients or come directly from referrals from existing clients. Some of his recent New Zealand clients include Wynn Williams, Chapman Tripp, Hesketh Henry and Beca.


Tim Bean

International Health and Wellness Guru

Known in London’s media as “The Merciless Mr Bean”, and the man at the front of The Hard Edge Executive Longevity Programmes, Tim Bean is called upon by business organisations and companies of all sizes to speak at their conferences, off-sites and corporate events.

Through his dynamic and entertaining presentations Tim Bean challenges, informs and inspires business audiences around the world with a simple, yet powerful, message – “Anyone can boost energy, engagement and performance by being in better shape. Leaders who are in better shape are less stressed, live longer and perform better. So do their teams – and so do their companies”.

Consistently ranked as one of the top speakers at international business events, his inspiring presentations draw crowds of business leaders to corporate conferences, meetings and off-sites around the world.

Tim has spent the last twenty years at the top end of the international health and wellness industry. He has presented on television programmes (“Turn Back Your Body Clock” – Channel 4) and hosted a weekly radio show on health, personal performance, training, nutrition, weight loss, de-stressing and de-ageing strategies.

Tim Bean appears by arrangement with Celebrity Speakers

Conference Sponsors

Principal Sponsor

ANZ - Principal Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

AIG - Silver Sponsor

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Marsh - Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

LawMaster - Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Thomson Reuters - Silver Sponsor