The Change You’ve Been Waiting For

Our Mission

It’s simple really.

With the world in a constant state of change and business models no longer being one-size-fits-all, we saw the need for a legal firm and a consulting firm with a difference. Firms that are flexible, cost-efficient and collaborative. Creating partnerships that are built to last and relationships that are genuine. We’re here to provide a new perspective because we think you deserve better.

Introducing Peripheral Blue Legal and Peripheral Blue Consulting.

Meet Mellissa Larkin
Founder and Managing Director of Peripheral Blue

Mellissa always wanted to be a lawyer and prior to establishing Peripheral Blue in 2016, Mellissa worked for many years in international and premier firms in Australia and Ireland and in-house with large corporations.

Mellissa has a broad skill set, combining the expertise developed in top-tier law firms including training as a mediator, paired with the best qualities and experience of an in-house lawyer. After nearly 20 years in the industry, Mellissa still loved being a lawyer but realised the traditional legal model was broken – there had to be a better way….

Mellissa also realised that clients didn’t just need legal advice, they needed commercial advisory support too to effectively run their businesses.

In 2016 she founded Peripheral Blue Legal and Peripheral Blue Consulting with the aim of creating a company that would make a difference – to its clients’ businesses, to their experience with legal and consulting services, and to the services industry itself.

Mellissa knew that the key to providing top-tier service in a flexible offering was to attract and retain the best talent, remove the unnecessary overheads and really partner with their clients. Mellissa and her team love what they do and their goal is to ensure that their clients love working with them too.

Mellissa Larkin: Finalist for Prestigious Partner of the Year Awards 2019

The Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, in partnership with Taylor Root, showcases outstanding performance by partners, or partner equivalent, across individual practice areas within the Australian legal industry – the only national awards program to do so.

“Lawyers Weekly’s Partner of the Year Awards recognises those at the top of their game, showcasing the achievements of leaders going above and beyond for their firm, clients and the community at large,” said Lawyers Weekly editor Emma Ryan.

Mellissa Larkin: Finalist for Prestigious Partner of the Year Awards 2019

The Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, in partnership with Taylor Root, showcases outstanding performance by partners, or partner equivalent, across individual practice areas within the Australian legal industry – the only national awards program to do so.

“Lawyers Weekly’s Partner of the Year Awards recognises those at the top of their game, showcasing the achievements of leaders going above and beyond for their firm, clients and the community at large,” said Lawyers Weekly editor Emma Ryan.

Meet The Team: Featured Member

Kara Birch: Director, Policy & Compliance

A lawyer and an experienced policy adviser, Kara specialises in privacy and data protection law and assists clients from a range of sectors with policy development and privacy compliance. With over a decade spent in information law, she has a strong compliance background, and a keen understanding of the regulator’s perspective in assessing compliance, having held audit and investigation roles with federal and state government regulators, including the Australian Privacy Commissioner and Ombudsman SA.

Kara has assisted a number of Peripheral Blue clients with complex data protection and privacy compliance projects including:

  • developing Data Breach Response Plans;
  • conducting privacy audits and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs);
  • undertaking data breach assessments to advise on notification obligations under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme;
  • advising on privacy implications in mergers and acquisitions (including the transfer of customer databases); and
  • developing and implementing compliance measures to ensure compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Kara is also a policy generalist having worked as a Policy Adviser for federal and state government agencies, advising on a range of matters including identity security and housing policy. She assists clients with development and review of their policy and governance frameworks, applying the principles of co-design to create policy documents that are clearly communicated and seamless to implement.

Kara is a Non-Executive Director and Secretary on the board of a not-for-profit South Australian disability advocacy service. Kara holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She is admitted to practice as a Solicitor and Barrister in the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Our PBConsultants and PBLawyers are not only the alumni of premier law firms, ASX 200 companies and state and federal government agencies – they are passionate about what they do and have high emotional intelligence.

The Peripheral Blue team want to be more than just service providers. Their aim is to become their clients’ trusted thought partners.

If you’re interested in saving time, increasing profit and reducing risk book in now for a strategy session below.

“Student feedback from Mellissa’s facilitation unequivocally points to her student-centred approach, as well as her ability to bring her extensive experience in the legal profession to bring life to cases, exercises and in-class activities.

Mellissa brings that rare combination of subject matter expertise and industry experience that characterises AIM’s distinctive approach to educating the leaders of Australia.”

Dr Sebastian Krook  Academic Manager | AIM Business School

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Products & Services

Legal
Consulting

1300 774 788
service@peripheralblue.com.au

Suite 17, 116-120 Melbourne St, Nth Adelaide, SA 5006

© 2018 Peripheral Blue | All Rights Reserved
ABN 61855198272

 Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions