The Lawyers Weekly Show

Podcast: Insight into successful innovators

The Lawyers Weekly Show

Our Founder & MD, Mellissa Larkin was delighted to join Gilbert + Tobin Partner and Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer Caryn Sandler to discuss one of Mellissa’s favourite topics – innovation in the legal marketplace.

Can small firms capitalise on a ‘Great Resignation’ in BigLaw?

Lawyers Weekly

Our Founder and Managing Director, Mellissa Larkin, shared her thoughts with Jerome Doraisamy of Lawyers Weekly on the opportunities for boutique firms and lawyers alike in the wake of the anticipated ‘Great Resignation’.

2021 finalists announced for Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards

Lawyers Weekly

Our Founder and Managing Director Mellissa Larkin has been listed as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2021 for two categories: Partner of the Year – SME Law and Wellness Advocate of the Year.

Overcoming discomfort to find freedom as a firm owner

Lawyers Weekly

Starting one’s own practice is never easy, Mellissa Larkin reflects, but once initial hurdles are overcome, the freedom and flexibility can be unparalleled for practitioners, she says.

Notifiable Data Breaches Report: January–June 2021


The latest Notifiable Data Breaches Report for Jan – June 2021, released this week, highlights the critical importance of staff privacy awareness and training.

Privacy law, the pandemic and opportunities ahead

Lawyers Weekly

Privacy law continues to be a growth area in the regulatory compliance space, says Kara Birch, with evolutions ramping up in the age of coronavirus.

Sign of the times: What you need to know about using electronic signatures to transform your business

Dynamic Business

Electronic signatures have been replacing their manual counterparts for years, but their use became even more widespread – and necessary – following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

No joke: New email ‘unsubscribe’ laws to be enforced from April 1

Smart Company

The federal government has stepped in and made amendments to existing laws relating to email communications, to take effect this week on April 1. It may be April Fool’s Day, but if you run a business, compliance and the proper management of your subscriber database, is no joke.

Leading women in business reflect on International Women’s Day 2021

The Big Smoke

This International Women’s Day, the focus is on achieving parity in leadership roles. To celebrate, we spoke to six women in business about what today means to them.

Challenges and triumphs: International Women’s Day 2021

The Big Smoke

In a century of celebrating International Women’s Day, we’ve overcome a lot of challenges, but we still have more to achieve.

Building a Better Culture

Company Director magazine

According to Plan: During a year of both consolidation and radical change for small and medium enterprises, stress-tested strategies and advice from SME owners may prove useful.

Business risk: a new year review for small business

Inside Small Business

The events of 2020 forced companies to adapt, virtually overnight, to a volatile commercial environment. Businesses needed to immediately (and in most cases reactively) implement tactical risk management strategies to be able to continue to deliver their products and services in the midst of a global pandemic.

Boutique or BigLaw: Why grads should want to work in both


Choosing BigLaw or boutique – or something in between – feels like a choice that law students need to make fresh out of university and it really comes down to what they value most in their future careers: like big clients they barely get to work with or smaller networking opportunities with much more autonomy. Or they can have both.

Protégé: Boutique to BigLaw and the benefits of both for young grads


Rather than committing to one or the other, soon-to-be lawyers may find that their careers will be better off by sampling small and big firms alike.

Podcast: On small business growth & leadership

Grow A Small Business

In this episode, I interview Mellissa Larkin, the Founder, and CEO of Peripheral Blue, a company that has been disrupting the way companies receive legal and consulting services by giving clients access to top tier, responsive legal and advisory services in a flexible and affordable way.

Peripheral Blue Founder, Mellissa Larkin, shortlisted for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2020

The Big Smoke

Peripheral Blue’s Mellissa Larkin has been shortlisted in one of the legal profession’s most prestigious accolades.

PB named Business Legal Advisers of the Year 2020

APAC Insider

After nearly twenty years in the legal industry, Mellissa Larkin knew that the traditional legal model was broken and there had to a better way.

Podcast: PB Founder & Managing Director, Mellissa Larkin, in conversation

The Self Made Theory

This episode will inspire you to take a step back, reflect on your work or business, and think of innovative ways to disrupt the traditional, perhaps broken, business model you are working in.

All ears: how being a good listener can improve your business

Inside Small Business

Good listening is so much more than simply hearing what someone is saying, adding the occasional ‘mmm, hmmm’ for effect, and being able to echo what you’ve heard to the speaker when they finish (“So, what you’re saying is…”).


Small businesses cutting corners with contracts do so at their own peril

The Big Smoke

Privacy regulation has increasingly become a key risk area for business owners, especially for companies that handle large amounts of customer data.


SME Privacy Compliance: How to Safeguard Your Customer Data

Savvy SME

Privacy regulation has increasingly become a key risk area for business owners, especially for companies that handle large amounts of customer data.


Can Europe's Single Data Market Solve the US Data Privacy Challenge?

CMS Wire

From an American perspective, the European Union can appear to be a coercive force in the technology sector, ensuring that big technology companies don’t step out of line on issues like data privacy.


Forced into flexible working in 2020 - how organisations can make it stick

Flexible Working Day

Not so long ago, flexible working was something offered by startups, tech companies and a smattering of progressive organisations looking to attract and retain the best talent in highly competitive industries.


A powerful vision for law

Flinders University

2020 Winner of the Small Business Award, Mellissa Larkin epitomises the ethos of The Telstra Business Women’s Awards of “undoing traditional business for the better”.

Outstanding achievements by women in small business celebrated

Inside Small Business

The winners of this year’s Telstra Business Women’s Awards have been revealed. In their 25th year, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding women shaping the future of Australia business..


Law-talk with Peripheral Blue Founder and Managing Director, Mellissa Larkin, and Director of Policy and Compliance, Kara Birch

The Big Smoke

Mellisa Larkin and Kara Birch sat down with Flinders University to discuss the legal industry of today, and what needs to change to make a better tomorrow.


Mellissa Larkin - A Bold Break From Tradition

Team Women Australia

Mellissa Larkin, is the Founder & Managing Director of boutique legal and consulting firm Peripheral Blue. She took a giant leap of faith when she stepped away from a successful 20-year career as a top tier lawyer to establish her own firm in Adelaide in 2016.


Flexibility at the core of a better working life

The Advertiser

Maintaining a “work-life blend” and promoting flexibility in the workplace has been the key to success for local lawyer and Telstra Business Women’s Awards finalist Mellissa Larkin.

Truly flexible workplaces require systemic change, not band-aids

Women’s Agenda

Flexible Working Day 2020 falls on June 10 and this year, the timing couldn’t be more poignant as the global impact of COVID-19 grows to Herculean proportions across communities and businesses around the world.


Successful female entrepreneurs have these 10 characteristics

Startup Daily

A 2017 report commissioned by the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship (WIE), which mapped the representation of women in the Australian entrepreneurial landscape, found that “while the start-up ecosystem in Australia continues to grow, businesses founded by women are still underrepresented, with fewer female-led businesses starting, scaling and securing finance.”


Mellissa Larkin named as Finalist in Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2020

PR Wire

Founder and Managing Director of innovative young South Australian legal and consulting firm, Peripheral Blue, has been announced as a state finalist in the 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the category of Small Business.


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