We speak with LawTap lawyer Hazel Todd at HazeLegal located in Kew and Hawthorn East, Victoria to learn more about her and her law firm.
1. Tell us about the areas of law you practice, the work that you do and the clients you work with at HazeLegal
I work with all types of clients in the areas of Wills and Estates, Property Law and Conveyancing, Family Law and Guardianship, Buying and Selling businesses and leases.
2. What do you enjoy most about your job?
I most enjoy finding solutions, looking holistically at the client’s problem, especially creative solutions.
3. What’s the biggest challenge or hardest part of your job?
Every day is different with new challenges and situations. The important thing to do is to find solutions to those challenges rather than focusing on the difficulty of the situation.
4. What are you most proud of in your career as a lawyer?
I’m most proud of starting my own Law practice, and authoring ‘My Life Manual: Information and Messages for my executors and Loved Ones – Australian Edition’ and ‘My Life Manual: Information and Messages for my executors and Loved Ones – International Edition’.
5. What big changes do you think the legal industry can expect to see over the next 3 years?
Probably greater automation and a move from the traditional law practice of yesteryear. Technology has advanced greatly and so too must the legal industry. It’s very exciting.
6. Favourite TV show or film?
Nerdy as it may seem, I’m a bit of a Marvel fan – their films are pure escapism and fantasy. They’re great fun.
7. At what stage should someone contact you about a legal issue or matter?
Only the client can know that, when they feel they need help, but definitely before the problem gets too big. Nipping it in the bud is the best for everyone.
8. What should potential clients do before seeing you?
That really depends on the type of matter that we are dealing with. In general, if the client could get any documents together that are relevant to the situation, that could save some time. But I’m only a phone call away so if in doubt, the client is always free to call and ask.