“Being a good lawyer is all about building that personal connection. The technical stuff is a given… that’s not what a really good lawyer is. It’s about relationships, getting on with people, having the trust of your client and the satisfaction of helping them overcome their legal issues.”
Originally considering a career in family law, Chaz found he had an aptitude for commercial and business law, both the academic challenge and the more human elements of this fascinating area.
“I genuinely enjoy helping people – and I enjoy being involved in the business world – helping people resolve their problems. Lawyers are sometimes much maligned – at Scope Legal we want to set the record straight.”
Chaz does deals very, very well. An expert negotiator, he has patience and tenacity… and he’ll work hard to ensure the best outcomes.
As a leading financial services lawyer, it’s Melanie Taylor’s job to assist Australian Financial Services Licensees and financial planning practices navigate the increasingly complex world of financial product advice.
It’s challenging. Financial Services law is evolving and constantly being written – and rewritten. In particular, the area of financial advice, including the FoFA reforms has a minimal body of case law, and it demands clear, technical and rigorous examination.
Mel’s skill is in delivering a succinct, easy-to-understand explanation of the relevant law and its application, and the regulatory risks attending the running of a financial services business.
“I think it’s important to help licensees have confidence they’re doing the right thing by their customers.”