I do not believe that all client needs are all the same, nor are they necessarily similar. Therefore I do not approach each client with a pre-prepared answer to their problems. Rather I invest time examining the real issues that require attention, building a sound understanding of the client’s business, providing focus on what needs to be fixed and adopting a fresh way of looking at each project.
Also, clients are sure that they will not be swamped with teams of lawyers when they come to Addisons – we handle major client matters with small, highly skilled teams resulting in better value and lower cost for our clients. My experience and expertise for example is across all of the issues that may affect a commercial property project, including elements like stamp duty, financing or Foreign Investment Review Board approval – my clients readily access the full range of skills necessary to help them.
The results that we deliver to clients are always innovative, driven by the commercial objectives of the client, not simply a legal solution.
These have been my philosophies in advising clients since I was admitted as a solicitor in 1985, when I first joined Addisons. I was subsequently admitted to partnership here in 1991.
BA LLB - Macquarie University
Addisons Hits the Mark Again
01 February 2013
Karen Hayne, leader of the intellectual property team at Addisons, has, for the second year in a row, been ranked in the World Trademark Review’s (WTR1000) publication of the world’s leading trademark professionals. Karen was also ranked in 2012.