Genevieve Collins

Chief Executive Partner

Lander & Rogers Lawyers

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Her story

Genevieve, the Chief Executive Partner at Lander & Rogers, is renowned for her expertise as a formidable insurance litigator. As a visionary Practice Group Leader, she has cultivated an industry-leading team by leveraging data analytics and insights from positive psychology. Genevieve's innovation extends to establishing Australia's inaugural LawTech Hub for startups and scaleups, championing tech innovations widely adopted in the legal profession. Committed to wellness, she spearheaded Lander & Rogers to achieve the highest platinum WELL accreditation and "Gold" level Mental Health First Aid workplace accreditation—a pioneering achievement in the legal sector. Genevieve's leadership has garnered prestigious awards, including the 2022 Inspiring Women to Watch by the Centre for Legal Innovation and multiple wins at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?

My role is to deliver the best law firm experience for our people, clients and community. At the moment, this means ensuring we all stay safe and connected. I see my primary role as enabling our people to thrive. I also consider it my job to transition us from being a traditional law firm to a contemporary and innovative organisation and seize the many new opportunities available in the legal sector.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

Representation, power and fairness.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

Experiencing the power that different perspectives bring and realising that homogenous leaders and teams will never solve the new challenges we are facing in the legal profession.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

I fell into law more or less by accident, intending to study social work after the compulsory first two years of another degree. By the time I was halfway through law, I applied for graduate positions alongside everyone else. I was offered a role at my present firm and have be here ever since! I quickly realised Law is a people profession – and that listening, understanding others’ perspectives and keeping an open mind are key to success.

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