Dylan McKimmieAbout Dylan McKimmie

Dylan is a partner at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, as well as the Chair of the Board for the Mental Health Law Centre (WA) Inc, the largest community legal centre in Western Australia.  Having started his career in Brisbane at a small 3 person law firm, Dylan now works across his firm’s Brisbane and Perth offices, practising in international arbitration and litigation, predominantly for clients in the energy and oil and gas sectors. He also conducts regulatory cases in the Federal Court, acting for and against Commonwealth regulators.

After growing up in a socially activist family in pre-Fitzgerald Inquiry Brisbane in the 1970s and 1980s, Dylan is passionate about the role lawyers can play in protecting the rule of law as a fundamental linchpin of an organised society. To this end, last year he acted on a pro bono basis for the successful appellant in the High Court in Rodi v State of Western Australia.

Over the course of his career, Dylan has seen the private practice legal sector from nearly all perspectives. He is now a member of his firm’s national Partnership Council, and serves on his firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee.  Away from work, Dylan is kept busy by his four kids and a recently discovered passion for boxing.

Visit Dylan's bio at Norton Rose Fulbright

What you’ll get out of this session

  • Hear from a law professional practising international arbitration and litigation
  • Learn about the role lawyers play in protecting the rule of law
  • Discover the different career pathways available to law students 
  • Ask questions and build your professional network with a key industry professional
  • Free coffee/chai or hot beverage of choice

About Coffee Conversations Series

Coffee Conversations is a series of great monthly guests working in the law and other related fields sharing their stories with you. They are an informal and relaxed opportunity to converse with professionals who have had interesting lives and careers.

Regardless of what you do beyond university, good conversational skills are critical to learning, generating opportunities, and social fluency. Conversations are integral to effective communication, to relationships and to the exchange of thoughts and ideas. Through conversations, we collaborate, resolve conflict, and create new possibilities.

So come along for a free cup of coffee to meet wonderful people and practice your conversational skills with them and each other. Note - Coffee Conversations are not presentations.  Students are expected to show interest and be curious, actively listen, and respect others.  

Stay tuned for news of the conversation guests, and monthly dates.

Venue

Cafe inside UQ Sport Aquatic Centre The University of Queensland St Lucia campus