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Hunter Business Women’s Network kick-starts 2024 schedule


The Hunter Business Women’s Network (HBWN) is kicking off its 2024 calendar with an event featuring esteemed legal professionals from Osborn Law.

Scheduled to take place at Noah’s On the Beach on Wednesday 7 February, the get-together promises valuable insights into navigating the complexities of employment and commercial law in the upcoming year.

Titled Business Priorities for 2024, the event will explore recent and imminent changes in both landscapes.

Osborn Law’s experts Christie Howson and Laura Bennett are set to share their expertise on vital business considerations, including optimal client engagement, changes in unfair contracts regimes, leasing tips and pitfalls, flexible workplace arrangements, the closing loopholes act and emerging trends.

Meet the speakers

Christie Howson

Christie Howson

  • Position: Solicitor Director, Employment and Litigation at Osborn Law
  • Experience: With more than 24 years in employment law, Christie specialises in drafting industrial documents, ensuring workplace law compliance and conducting workplace investigations. Beyond her legal expertise, she plays a pivotal role in enhancing organisational capabilities through empowering in-house training sessions, equipping employers and managers with skills for effective performance management.

Laura Bennett

  • Position: Partner at Osborn Law
  • Experience: With more than 16 years in commercial and property law, Laura excels in contract negotiations, drafting and advising on various legal matters. Her expertise spans commercial and retail leases, business transactions, corporate structuring and more. Laura is recognised for her practical solutions, making her a valuable professional in navigating legal challenges.

Overall, the HBWN is back in full swing for 2024.

The organisation’s committed to providing members with networking opportunities, professional development and industry insights.

The February event featuring Osborn Law’s legal experts underscores HBWN’s dedication to delivering high-quality content and fostering a supportive community for businesswomen in the region.

Seize the opportunity to kick-start your business endeavours in 2024.

Secure your spot now for an evening of knowledge-sharing and networking.

Purchase your tickets here.

Event details

  • When: Wednesday 7 February
  • Where: Noah’s On the Beach
  • Time: 5.30pm
  • Ticket price: $70 for 2023 members, $80 for guests (plus booking fee)

This event is proudly sponsored by Made to Measure Lending, alongside media partner Newcastle Weekly.

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