After graduating with his law degree, Jim began working at one of Australia’s leading law firms, Mallesons Stephen Jaques.
He quickly made his way up the ranks, getting promoted to Senior Associate in 1995, and Partner in 1999.
For the next six years, he oversaw their construction team, eventually helping the firm start a construction dispute practice in Perth.
Looking for a change of pace, Jim left his firm in 2007 and joined DLA Piper in Dubai to lead their dispute practice in the Middle East. Here Jim helped his practice group become one of the most profitable in the firm.
As he approached the age of 50, Jim started to rethink his career path. He had found success as a lawyer, but when he was finally ready to retire, he wanted to know he had made a real impact on the industry.
During his career, he had noticed how inefficient the process was for in-house legal teams to hire outside counsel. He knew technology could provide better options and started working on a solution.
In 2016, Jim left DLA Piper and founded PERSUIT™ to give companies an easier way to source and compare proposals for external legal services.
PERSUIT’s innovative platform allows firms to compete for legal work, which drives down costs for users, ensuring they’re always paying market prices.
Today, PERSUIT is working with the world’s leading organizations including Walmart, Shell, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Exelon, Target, Citi, Facebook, Twilio and Square.