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Brodie Barker

from working at Boost Juice to Legal Counsel
An in-house lawyer and central contact for all legal issues
Construction and infrastructure
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  • The difference between working in private practice and in-house
  • What I love about working in construction

About me

After graduating high school with some uncertainty clouding my career path, I embarked on a journey to explore various interests and passions. I stumbled upon the intricacies of law, intrigued by its ability to shape and safeguard society with the possibility of being able to help people. With a newfound determination, I pursued a law degree, fuelled by the desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

After working in private practice, an opportunity which guided me towards a career as an in-house lawyer. Combining my legal acumen with a penchant for problem-solving, I found fulfilment in navigating complex legal landscapes within the construction industry. My journey of uncertainty transformed into one of purpose and conviction, shaping me into a confident and impactful professional.

About my role

  • Humorous
  • Passionate
  • Personable
  • Practical
  • Reliable

An in-house lawyer in responsible for:

- providing high quality and practical legal advice and support to the business, in a timely manner;

- reviewing and preparing various legal documents;

- developing and operating a legal framework within which the business must comply to meet its legal obligations under statute, contract or otherwise;

- co-ordinating and managing the engagement of external legal advisors;

- providing legal advice to the business with respect to litigation, risk management and compliance matters;

- conducting legal research to ensure that legal advice and documentation issued by the business is accurate and up-to-date;

- reviewing and advising on tenders, contracts and arrangements with clients, subcontractors, consultants and suppliers at both pre-tender and project stages;

- assisting the General Counsel with company secretarial duties and providing monthly status updates on legal matters to the business, as required;

- managing litigation, arbitration, claims and disputes;

- conducting in-house training on relevant legal issues (in line with risk management and compliance activities); and

- providing legal advice on terms and conditions of insurance policies, and advice on legal aspects of insurance claims.

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  • Queensland Certificate of High School Education
  • Bachelor of Laws


  • Art
  • Drama
  • English
  • Food and Technology
  • General Mathematics (Maths A)
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Physical Education


  • Beach adventures
  • Interior design
  • Pilates
  • Reading
  • Seeing family and friends


  • 1 Dog

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Commenced university and then took a break to travel
  2. Graduated university
  3. Commenced first "real" job as Judge's Associate
  4. Started working in private legal practice
  5. Changed to in-house legal counsel

My employer

BMD is a national group of companies engaged in engineering design, construction and land development for clients and partners in the urban development, transport infrastructure and resources and energy sectors. Since 1979, BMD has employed a relationship based business model founded on certainty, collaboration and performance. With approximately 1700 staff throughout Australia, BMD has the resources and experience to deliver projects ranging in size from $1 million to over $1 billion.