Beyond Compliance: building better boards


Our tailored boardroom Beyond Compliance programs are designed to assist boards and executives with best practice corporate governance with a specific focus on keeping up to date with the constantly evolving regulatory environment.

From director duties foundations and not-for-profit board training, board inductions, masterclasses and applied hypotheticals, to ongoing training to keep your governance and compliance knowledge current, our award-winning corporate governance experts collaborate with clients to tailor training to meet board organisational needs, address issues before they arise and improve regulatory compliance while discharging director duties and minimising risk.

Our highly experienced team provide practical, interactive and comprehensive training sessions on a range of matters affecting boards and their organisations. Often utilised as part of annual board inductions and training programs, or for mini-updates on hot topics, we partner with you to address your business critical topics and prevent director liability, governance and regulatory compliance issues.

How we can help

Led by Suzie Leask, a Partner in our national corporate and commercial team, these sessions empower boards to recognise red flags, improve organisational compliance, governance and internal risk management processes, and upskill boards in key topic areas while better understanding critical risks and how to discharge their director duties in an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Workshops are tailored based on board needs and can include:
  • Director Essentials: Director duties, defences, and case studies
  • Director Liability: Managing your risk profile
  • Regulators and regulation: Stay up to date on key trends, risk and compliance areas affecting directors – ESG, Cyber Security Risks and Privacy laws, Whistleblowers, WHS laws, Modern Slavery, bribery and anti-corruption, safe harbour
  • Director & Officer Insurance & Risk Management
  • Good governance & Boardroom Tools: Best practice board minutes, policies, AGMs and director meetings
  • Boardroom lessons: Critical learnings from Royal Commissions and Inquiries
  • Board Governance Reviews & Investigations: Board composition, skills matrix, governance structure and how to respond to critical incidents
  • Boardroom Culture, Disputes & Hypotheticals

All sessions include relevant case studies and exercises, providing participants with insight into the outcomes and consequences of common board and regulatory compliance issues and mistakes. We recommend sessions take place face to face, although we can always facilitate engaging online and hybrid sessions to meet your needs.

Bespoke sessions

Our expert team delivers bespoke sessions to ensure boards are prepared for emerging trends in corporate governance and regulatory compliance, including legislation changes and emerging case law. Being proactive enables directors to benefit from a greater level of comfort as to their organisation’s legal compliance, and importantly a reduced risk of legal liability. Please contact us to discuss key issues facing your board and how we can help tailor a program to suit your needs.

Key contact

Suzie is experienced in a broad range of areas including, business transactions, corporate advisory, commercial contracts, IT and intellectual property, privacy law and more.

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A highly regarded employment lawyer, Fay advises on proactive compliance, discrimination and performance management.

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As Managing Partner of Hall & Wilcox for over 15 years, Tony has led the firm through substantial growth.

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Ben Hamilton
Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Ben specialises in technology law, intellectual property and commercial contracts, trade marks and commercialisation.

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Deborah is a leading commercial transaction lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets.

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Oliver Jankowsky
Partner & Head of International Practice
  • Fluent in German - Native speaker

Oliver is a corporate and commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in advising foreign clients on cross-border transactions.

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Catie is a market-leading projects and infrastructure lawyer specialising in energy, transport and infrastructure projects.

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Emma is an experienced property lawyer, advising on non-contentious property, finance, commercial and local government law.

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