Network of legal ‘refugees’ growing in size and standing

29 November 2011

Australasian Legal Business

BY Olivia Collings

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A Melbourne-based network of highly experienced lawyers expects to double in size and revenue within the next six months. Plexus Group, which launched late last year, has already established a network of more than 140 experienced lawyers across the country who work a range of flexible hours for a variety of reasons.

Plexus was founded by Andrew Mellett and Andrew Meagher, on the premise that top quality lawyers don’t have to work in a law firm, and in many cases don’t want to work full-time. “There’s a huge amount of exceptional lawyers out there who for whatever reason can’t or don’t want to work for a traditional law firm or in-house,” said Mellett. “We’ve established a network of these lawyers who’ve all worked with top law firms and quite often worked in-house with major corporations.”

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