Nicole O'Hare is the Director and Founder of LawConnexion. Since incepting LawConnexion in 2013, she has led a sophisticated team comprising business development and project management consultants, researchers and administration staff. The value we bring to our clients, particularly to those with an international focus, has been bolstered by our addition of a prominent and well-connected former clerk from a large set of chambers in London.
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree with First Class Honours and was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2003. She is a current member of the Bar Association of New South Wales.
Since founding LawConnexion, Nicole has provided strategic advice to barristers of all levels with respect to their domestic and international practices, including some of Australia's most highly esteemed Senior Counsel. She has successfully enhanced the practices of barristers, has demonstrably improved their role as accomplished advocates and trusted advisers and has been instrumental in them achieving their desired goals. Her legal background coupled with her entrepreneurial flair adds considerable value to the achievement of these goals.
A respected strategist and business development specialist, Nicole is commended by her clients for her professionalism, dedication and approachability. She travels to the Asia Pacific region and Continental Europe for the purposes of forging introductions for her barrister clients and keeping abreast of developments in overseas jurisdictions. Her exposure to, and understanding of the legal industry, her deep understanding as to what solicitors' requirements are, together with her extensive network of contacts, provides her with a valuable foundation upon which to assist barristers and alternative practitioners achieve their professional goals.
Previously, Nicole has had extensive experience practising as a solicitor in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Throughout her legal career, she has worked closely with barristers of varying seniority, from the newly admitted to Queen's Counsel, as well as alternative dispute resolution practitioners. She has a strong interest in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, on which her University Thesis was focused.
Nicole has practised in the Litigation departments of major law firms in Sydney and was actively involved in these firms’ business development initiatives. She has also worked in London at 'Magic Circle' law firm Linklaters LLP, in the areas of Corporate Advisory and Financial Markets, with a particular focus on European Union Law. Upon her return to Australia, Nicole became a successful Legal Headhunter for an international search firm. In this role, she regularly made direct approaches and ‘cold calls’ to lawyers and possessed a strong ability to forge immediate relationships and connect legal professionals at all levels. She later returned to legal practice, working in high-end in-house legal capacities, which served to enhance her legal, commercial and business acumen.
During her legal career, Nicole O’Hare has worked closely with prominent legal figures The Honourable Sir Laurence Street and The Honourable TRH Cole who have praised her for her work as a lawyer. Their references can be found here. For a confidential discussion with Nicole, please call +61 2 9227 5730 or e-mail email@example.com