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October 4, 2022 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM AWST

In-person event | 


1 Cathedral Ave

Perth WA 6000

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Non-members In-House Counsel: Member Only Event
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

We hope you can join us at an exclusive lunch for senior in-house lawyers in Perth. This roundtable event will feature guest speakers Caitlin Westgarth, Associate General Counsel, Integrated Gas, Renewables & Energy Solutions Australia / VP Legal of Shell, and Linda Grace, Head of Ashurst Advance Reach.

Attracting and retaining staff is challenging at the best of times, and particularly during the ‘draft season’ we are in now. At this roundtable lunch, we’re going hear Caitlin's experiences at Shell and share stories of effective approaches to retaining and attracting the right in-house talent. Linda will also offer insights into ‘keeping the team together’, based on Ashurst Advance Reach's recent survey of over 100 legal consultants.

Seats at this event are limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible to confirm your place.


Linda Grace

Linda Grace, Head of Ashurst Advance Reach
Linda is the global Head of Ashurst Advance Reach, providing clients with access to premium flexible resourcing as well as holistic NewLaw solutions.  Having worked in private practice, in a number of senior in-house roles and as a contract lawyer, Linda offers a unique understanding of the needs of lawyers and in-house teams. 


Caitlin Westgarth

Caitlin Westgarth, Associate General Counsel, Integrated Gas, Renewables & Energy Solutions Australia / VP Legal of Shell
Caitlin has 18 years of legal experience between private practice and Shell. Prior to her current role, Caitlin was the Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) Executive Committee Secretary, where she worked closely with the RDS plc Board and the CEO’s Executive Committee during a key period of defining Shell’s energy transition strategy.
Since joining Shell in 2009, she has held a variety of legal roles in Perth and in The Hague, and in doing so has worked on a range of Australian and international upstream and integrated gas/LNG projects, and growth/M&A opportunities. A strong advocate for diversity, Caitlin is committed to creating a workplace that is respectful, inclusive and enriched by different perspectives. Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (first-class honours) from the University of Sydney.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.

*Please note this is a members only event. 


Credits: 1.5 CPD point
Category: Practice Management and Business Skills

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