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Small Business Stress and Personal Wellbeing with Katie Richards, Founder of Law on Earth

Small and medium-sized businesses in Australia are under the pump right now.

SMEs account for 99.8% of all enterprises in Australia, employing more than 7.6 million people or around 68% of employment in the private sector. (OECD-iLibrary)

With numbers like that, it’s important for SME owners and employees to remain in top shape.

In this episode, Tom Bosna and Katie Richards talk about:

  • Katie’s expertise as a commercial lawyer and her passion for accessible legal help being a human right
  • How legal issues impact people’s personal wellbeing and their performance at work
  • How access to legal help could fit into the current employee wellbeing support framework
  • The top stressors at the moment for employees and employers
  • The rapidly changing workplace and considerations for employees and employers to manage risks

Entrepreneur, lawyer, educator and innovator, Katie is a commercial solicitor passionate about systematisation and efficiency.

As a previous commercial legal advisor to corporations like Domino’s Pizza, National Australia Bank, GE Mining and Ecowash Mobile, Katie’s career spans Australia, the US, Europe and the Middle East.

Her legal experience and ability to identify issues and opportunities, strategise a cost-effective, risk-mitigated approach and execute all of the above has been tuned and turbocharged over the years.

As a strong advocate for the provision of access to legal services Australia-wide regardless of financial position or geographical location, Katie established Virtual Legal, driving a high-energy team of lawyers to provide standard legal services through an online platform allowing clients to have legal work done without leaving their home or office.

The use of the latest technology and systematisation of all processes within the corporation has given Katie’s team the ability to charge only competitive fixed fees for:
  • Residential and commercial conveyancing
  • Retail and commercial leasing
  • Business sales and business purchases
  • Buying and selling franchises, inc. setting up franchises
  • Wills and estates services
  • Drafting agreements for small businesses (i.e. employment agreements, privacy policies, terms and conditions, supply agreements and several other commercial agreements)
  • Setting up new companies and trusts.
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