Emily Murphy, senior associate in dispute resolution, Moulis Legal
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
I help businesses manage and resolve commercial disputes such as contractual disputes between two parties, negotiating settlements and representing clients in court proceedings.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST?
I love the whole process of resolving disputes – negotiating and finding a solution and helping clients work toward that solution. It’s got a problem solving aspect I really like.
Bachelor of Laws with honours and Bachelor of International Business. I am also studying a Master of Law.
WHY IS PRODUCTIVITY IMPORTANT?
It’s important for our clients. If I am not being productive and am too distracted, things don’t get done on time and we don’t achieve the outcomes our clients want.
HOW DO YOU STAY PRODUCTIVE?
I keep a notepad on my desk with a running list of things I need to do.
If I take a phone call, I quickly write down the task that comes from that so it’s always visible. I try to organise my day so I do the most pressing and complex tasks when I know I am going to be most productive then I save something easier for when I might be fading a bit. When I do feel I am going off course, I create space to concentrate on what needs to get done.