This barrister’s profile is our new favourite thing

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“Hang on, she’s seen a few summers!”


A barrister from Australia has shown lawyers how chambers profiles should really be done.

After reading the opening paragraph of Susan Aufgang’s profile, we were totally hooked. Under the heading ‘Available For Hire — One Slightly Used Barrister-at-Law’, Aufgang tells viewers they’re probably reading her profile because they’ve looked at her photo and thought:

Hang on, she’s seen a few summers! What is she doing at the bar and what was she doing before coming here?

Aufgang — who practises at the Victorian bar — then treats readers to her life story.


Highlights from the University of Melbourne graduate include this nugget about her time as a computer programmer:

[I]t was so long ago that she arrived there before the computer — yes, that’s right — THE computer. The stories she can tell you about paper tape, punched cards and magnetic tape are almost unbelievable in this day and age.

Then there’s this great line about her career change:

Susan was dragged kicking and screaming in the direction of the law. It’s a long story and for the price of a glass of wine (or even a bottle of still water) she can be coaxed into telling it, but not here.

What a legend — but Aufgang isn’t the only Aussie lawyer Legal Cheek has been loving recently.

Who remembers Andrew Wiseman, the motoring specialist from Queensland who spammed his firm’s Instagram feed with selfies?


UK lawyers, please take note.



She has the spirit of Zyzz inside her.


Pepe the Al- Right Frog

The spirit of zzzz… surely?



U unaware?


Bill of Attainder

My pupilmaster’s pupilmaster practised at the Victorian bar here in England.

Good on her for a lively and refreshing professional page.



She’s no Lord Harley



And I thought Mr Ellison SC’s profile was gold:
“After a short and uneventful career as a suburban solicitor, Lindsay was called to the bar in 1985. He became a Senior Counsel in 2005. …
In 2015, Doyles [Guide] listed Lindsay as a leading Senior Counsel in NSW Wills and Estate litigation. In 2016, he became pre-eminent. He is not sure why.

He is happily married to his first wife and has two teenage children and a dog. He has no interest in sailing, skiing, golf, cooking or learning a foreign language and does not own a winery. He has not the slightest intention of walking the el Camino de Santiago. He does not wish to achieve a work/life balance. He eats too much chocolate.
Lindsay has made over 440 donations to the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. He recommends you do the same. His philosophy is that if you draw blood, the least you can do is to give some back.”



That’s hilarious!!

What a dude



I wish i hadn’t read this article. zzzzz



But Anon 4:00 comment more than makes up for the time wasted on the article itself!


Yup, you've guessed it ... Susan

Thanks for the publicity, Katie.
I have had all sorts of interesting reactions to my profile.
Keep up the good work …


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