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Hedland Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event

Ms Bailey joined the Hedland Well Women's Centre to co-host the chamber's monthly social networking after-hours event.

Well Women's Event, Port Hedland

Well-timed reminder

Ben Leahy

If you ever intend to apply for a job with DeLancey Legal, be pre-warned, the job interview can be gruelling.

DeLancey principal Leonie Bailey, who has practices in the Pilbara and Victoria, told guests at last week's Hedland Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event she met her firm's new partner in court. She said Deborah Akers had fought the opposing case so ferociously, Ms Bailey walked up to her at the end of the day and offered her a job.

While Ms Akers was surprised, she eventually accepted partnership in the firm because she, like Ms Bailey, specialises in family matters and children's law as well as criminal cases. Ms Bailey said the duo worked to negotiate outcomes first and viewed court as a last option.

However, once it was time to take a case to court, she joked the teeth came out.
"What is the difference between a female lawyer and a rottweiler?" Ms Bailey asked.
"A rottweiler doesn't wear lipstick."

Ms Bailey joined the Hedland Well Women's Centre to co-host the chamber's monthly social networking after-hours event.

Well Women's chief executive Denise Bevins used her talk to remind guests about the 35 exciting activities taking place next week for Women on Wellness Week and to chat about work starting next month on extension plans at the centre.

Leahy, B, Well-timed reminder 2016.  North West Telegraph , 18 May 2016. 


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