Guru in the Spotlight: Nicholas Beech

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Q: What area at KWM do work in and what is your specialisation?

A: I am a member of the Employee Relations and Safety team in the Perth office and specialise in the occupational safety and health and regulation space.

Q. How long have you been with the firm?

A: I joined the firm in 2008, had a firm change in 2015, then returned a year later

Q: Why are you passionate about our Community Impact programme?

A: I love helping real people get real results that bring lasting benefits to many other people. It is a privilege and a joy to see the good work a little bit of legal work does and it is always a welcome challenge in different areas of law

Q: What projects or programs have you been involved in recently?

A: I always love working with the WA Guide Dogs on bequests and other projects and recently worked with Reconciliation WA on policy documents and with NATSILS on addressing COVID-19 issues

Q: Any stories you can share?

A: We are presently helping an Indigenous woman who lives in WA's Pilbara region obtain Letters of Administration so that she can manage her late mother's estate. As email isn't really the norm, we are mastering the art of text communications and Facetime calls to keep in touch and progress the application

Q: Why did you/do you get involved?

A: What were/are your motivations? Ditto answer 3

Q: What skills or experiences have you gained through this work?

A: I think very practically with a focus on achieving outcomes and try not to be a lawyer most of the time!

Q: What tips do you have for others thinking about getting involved in the Community Impact program?

A: You'll likely be surprised how much you can help and what it means for those you help – go for it!

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