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54 PROCTOR | May 2017 email@example.com | P 07 3842 5921 STUART JOHN HILL Would any person or firm holding or knowing the whereabouts of any original or copies of any Will or Codicil of STUART JOHN HILL late of Lady Small Haven Nursing Home, 60 Allchurch Avenue, Benowa, Queensland and formerly of 30 Teal Crescent, Lalor, Victoria who died on 28 June 2012, please contact Lisa Bishop of the Official Solicitor to the Public Trustee of Queensland, GPO Box 1449, Brisbane Qld 4001, telephone (07) 3213 9357, Email: Lisa.Bishop@pt.qld.gov.au, within thirty (30) days of this notice. Would any person or firm holding or knowing the whereabouts of a will or other document purporting to embody the testamentary intentions of Leslie Wayne Quinn late of 17 Bass Street, Yuleba in the State of Queensland who died between 13 June 2015 and 17 June 2015 please contact Daniel O’Connor of Bell Legal Group, 91 Upton St, Bundall QLD 4217 Ph: (07) 5597 3366 Fax: (07) 5510 3110 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Would any person holding or knowing the whereabouts of a Will of the late Jeffrey Karl Ashdown, late of 29 Hilary Street, Mount Isa in Queensland who died between 17 September 2016 and 22 September 2016 please contact Laine Gaffney at Stephen G. Wright Barrister & Solicitor on (03) 6431 7311 or email email@example.com within fourteen days of this Notice. Would any person or firm holding or knowing the whereabouts of any original Will of Anthony Hiroyuki Shaw late of 26/218 Queen Street, Cleveland in the State of Queensland who died on 2 September 2016 please contact McDuff & Daniel Lawyers, PO Box 3252, Hervey Bay Qld 4655, Telephone: 07 4128 4777, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Missing wills MISSING WILLS Queensland Law Society holds wills and other documents for clients of former law practices placed in receivership. Enquiries about missing wills and other documents should be directed to Sherry Brown or Glenn Forster at the Society on (07) 3842 5888. Wanted to buy Purchasing Personal Injuries files Jonathan C. Whiting and Associates are prepared to purchase your files in the areas of: • Motor Vehicle Accidents • WorkCover claims • Public Liability claims Contact Jonathan Whiting on 07-3210 0373 or 0411-856798 Classifieds | Books by William Prizeman Guideposts on the path to partnership Title: Junior to Partner in under 5 years Author: Bradley Postma Publisher: Major Street Publishing Pty Ltd 2016 ISBN: 9780994542496 Format: paperback/211pp RRP: $19.95 Junior to Partner in under 5 years – it sounds too good to be true. However, as we’re often reminded, we should judge a book by its cover and this recent publication by Cullens principal Dr Bradley Postma explains how it can be achieved. The assistance offered is specifically skewed towards early career lawyers, and designed to give the reading professional a guide on the path to partnership. Dr Postma provides substantial and practical advice towards becoming an equity partner in your chosen profession. While many junior practitioners are motivated to progress to partner, university does not necessarily teach students how to achieve this goal. This guide fills that information gap and, importantly, the insights and anecdotes are grounded in the experience of an author who has personally succeeded in the same process. The content from Dr Postma is engaging, as you might expect from a book with an index featuring Darwinian Theory, social media and the Fonz. Chapters cover issues that fall into the category of ‘essential to know but rarely discussed’, such as personal marketing and building your personal practice. These essentials are revealed as part of an overall framework to make yourself as desirable a candidate for partnership as possible, while also delivering high-quality service to your clients. Standing to gain the most benefit from this book are law students and first-year post-admission lawyers. Detracting from the overall value of this early career guide is some content that will be all too familiar to professionals with only short periods of experience. These beginner topics include effective communication, dealing with difficult clients, and the perils of billing targets. Given much less attention is the recognised need for a work-life balance to support the mental health of professionals. The most important lesson conveyed by Junior to Partner is that hard work and a strategic approach are essential to becoming a partner. While partnership is regularly presented as the pinnacle of success, the prerequisites are rarely outlined to emerging lawyers, who are generally expected to learn by trial and error. Encouraging those lawyers to consider the stepping stones outlined by this book helps to illuminate a clear path to partnership. William Prizeman is a lawyer with Legal Aid Queensland and co-chair of the Queensland Law Society Early Career Lawyers Committee Proctor working group.