In a feature of The Australian earlier this week, the findings of the 2022 Australian Partnership Survey conducted by Eaton Strategy + Search, were published. The success story of Swaab was highlighted, proving that smaller domestic firms playing in big-league markets can carve out remarkable success if they are smart and well-structured.
Headcount is tight by choice, the decision not to expand beyond Sydney is also by choice. Managing Partner Mary Digiglio said, “We are nimble, we can do whatever we want, there is a relative lack of red tape and we are only accountable to each other” Mary went onto say, “this adds up to the chance to make a difference”, Mary defines Swaab’s culture, framed by the founder, as “generosity of spirit”, the understanding that lawyers here “can use their privileged position in life to do a lot of good and give a little bit of ourselves”.
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