Small Business Stress and Personal Wellbeing with Katie Richards, Founder of Law on Earth
Small and Medium (SMEs) sized businesses are under the pump right now in Australia.
With the small business community employing lots of Australians in various sectors, it is so important for the SME owners and employees are remaining in a good state of health and wellbeing.
I know people are reluctant to speak to lawyers, especially when under stress and financial pressure, but the value of great advice is underrated.
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
About Katie Richards
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 both in Australia and in the USA, Europe and Middle East, Katie’s legal experience spans a variety of commercial matters and her ability to identify issues and opportunities, strategize a cost-considered and risk-mitigated approach and execute has been finely tuned. Having transacted in culturally sensitive environments, Katie is experienced in providing advice on commercial contracts which is socially considerate. As a strong advocate for the provision of access to legal services Australia-wide regardless of financial position or geographical location, Katie set about the establishment of 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 conveyancing, commercial conveyancing, retail leasing, commercial leasing, business sales, business purchases, buying franchises, selling franchises, 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) and setting up new companies and trusts.
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