13 February 2020
Sedgman’s Senior Legal Counsel, Kate Hawley, spoke with Pulse about her journey through the ranks at Sedgman, how the varied responsibilities have kept her enthused, and how she has been supported as her life circumstances have changed.
Kate Hawley began working at Sedgman in August 2011 and was first recruited to the role of Legal Counsel. At the time, Kate was the most junior lawyer in a team of four.
Kate described, how even in a junior position, her work was always varied, involving an interesting mix of front-end legal work across Australian and international jurisdictions. In late 2017, she moved into the role of Senior Legal Counsel.
“I was pleased to step up into the role; it has allowed me some great autonomy to work on a variety of challenging, complex projects which have all added to the continued growth and success of the business,” said Kate.
“I have seen a lot of organisational change in the business during my time at Sedgman, and have also gone through my own personal changes including having my two children, my five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.”
As a working mother with two small children, Kate notes that Sedgman has strongly supported her in the constant juggle of work and home life.