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24 August 2017:

Futuris Global HoldingsCongratulations to our client, Futuris Global Holdings on their recent news:
Clearlake Capital | News.

18 August 2017:Sarah at Shellyrogerspodcast

Thank you @Shellyrogerspodcast for having our CEO on your show! HERE.


15 August 2017:2017 APAC Legal Innovation Finalist

We’re honoured to be named a finalist in the 2017 APAC Legal Innovation Index! #LII17 #LegalInnovation #ConfidencetoLead HERE.

18 May 2017:Drone - Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Want to know the key to regulating the uncertain, emerging technology of Remotely Piloted Aircraft? Following a demand for relaxation of certification and licensing requirements on commercial remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) responded on September 29, 2016, by issuing amended federal safety regulations. Read more in our Huffington Post article HERE.

16 May 2017:Share Subscription Agreement

A Share Subscription Agreement will set out the who, how, what and when of a share issue, but more importantly, it will set out any warranties and representations made to an investor. So what does it include, and when do you need one? Read more HERE.


15 May 2017:Boardroom Bootcamp

Boardroom Bootcamp: A new type of course for aspiring and new company directors and board members delivered by Get on Board Australia. Comprehensive. Flexible. Affordable. Next class starts 3 June 2017. Secure your place today HERE.


11 May 2017:Innovators to Entrepreneurs Changemakers Series

Join our CEO, Sarah, Tammy Barton (My Budget), and Prof Noel Lindsay (University of Adelaide) at the AmCham ChangeMakers Evening at the Intercontinental on the 22nd June, where they will be discussing their journeys from Innovators to Entrepreneurs. More info HERE.


05 May 2017:People’s Choice Credit Union

Everyone likes to be recognised for their hard work, and People’s Choice Credit Union has made it easy to recognise your favourite online retailer with their people’s choice award. By voting, you could also win a $1,000 gift card for yourself! Vote HERE.


04 May 2017:article in CEO Magazine

Asset protection is about isolating personal assets for the benefit of you and your family in the event something unexpected happens. Read our article in CEO Magazine about how it affects you HERE.


28 Apr 2017:Opportunity for Australian small business owner

If you are an Australian small business owner, you have the opportunity to enter an amazing competition to win 12 months’ time management coaching with our client, Kate Christie; lunch with David Koch; one-on-one marketing & PR expertise and a new website! Click for the more info HERE.

28 Apr 2017:how the world is changing

We’re interested in how the world is changing and how companies respond to it, this podcast (episode #02) describes trailblazers and how to stay ahead of the game in business.


27 Apr 2017:article in CEO Magazine

ASIC is often accused of being a toothless tiger when it comes to prosecuting directors for breaching their duties, but recent figures tell a very different story. Read our article in CEO Magazine HERE.


25 Apr 2017:the best ice cream in Australia

Think you buy the best ice cream in Australia? Think again! These guys are taking home awards by the bucket load: HERE.


21 Apr 2017:how the world is changing

We’re interested in how the world is changing and how companies respond to it, this podcast (episode #01) describes trailblazers and how to stay ahead of the game in business.


20 Apr 2017:Employment article in CEO Magazine

The modern marketplace for employment is truly global. So, which laws apply to whom in these increasingly tangled webs? Read our article in CEO Magazine HERE.


05 Apr 2017:A bumper grain harvest

Great news for our Ag clients! A bumper grain harvest this year. Read more: HERE.


04 Apr 2017:best fitness classes

Our client, Alenta Barre, have made the top of this list of ‘best fitness classes on the Gold Coast’. Haven’t tried them out? They are in SA, VIC and QLD. Sign up for a $50 trial pass on their website: HERE.


01 Apr 2017:Thank You!

We’re finalists in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards tonight. We couldn’t have done it without the hard work of our team, and of course, our amazing clients!


31 Mar 2017:what Micro-X is doing in SA

So inspired by what Micro-X is doing in SA, this Today Tonight Story had us in tears.



28 Mar 2017:Olivia Sim at You Legal Team

Meet our new Marketing Maven, Olivia! We’re excited to have her on board. More info about Olivia HERE.



21 Mar 2017:Monitor the consumption of key building resources

Congratulations to our wonderful client, Buddy Platform Ltd, on the launch of their new simple, complete, and low cost solution for monitoring the consumption of key building resources.


20 Mar 2017:Dick Smith's case unfolding

An interesting corporate governance case unfolding thanks to Dick Smith’s receivers.


16 Mar 2017:How to Improve Board Diversity

Need more diversity on your board? Check out this 8-step process to getting there.



14 Mar 2017:Moving our offices to new address

We’ve been busy moving offices over the weekend. We don’t want to miss you, so check out our new address details HERE!


08 Mar 2017:Happy International Women's Day 2017!

Happy International Women’s Day 2017!! 🙂



02 Mar 2017:Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting!

Job interviews can be nerve wracking for the C-Suite, but not for Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting!



21 Feb 2017:Ella McDougall at You Legal Team

We’re excited to welcome a new member to our team! Ella McDougall is an experienced Company Secretary, Board Member and Lawyer with over 10 years of experience providing legal advice on a wide range of commercial matters, including corporate governance, risk management and litigation matters. More about Ella HERE.


21 Feb 2017:Australian Law Careers Guide

You Legal is thrilled to be contributing to a text book called “Australian Law Careers Guide” to be published in 2017 by Australian Federation Press! All proceeds are going to support the Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.


17 Feb 2017:Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2017

News that made our week: We’re finalists in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards for 2017! What good news have you received this week?



16 Feb 2017:Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2017

Didn’t get to join our CEO at the Spence Kickstarter 2017 Breakfast to set your goals for the year? Kis Communications has kindly put some of the take-aways in their blog: HERE.


15 Feb 2017:50 Things That Made the Mordern Economy

Insurance is one way that businesses manage risk. Listen to this BBC podcast to find out how insurance helped make the modern economy possible: HERE.


13 Feb 2017:From Box Kite to Drone

“Until the end of World War II, Australia was a global leader in flight. From the invention of the box kite in 1893 to drone long distance flight in 1988, Australia has achieved major milestones in the development of aviation technology.” Check out our new Huffington Post article on the history of Australian aviation innovation and its future HERE..


10 Feb 2017:Sarah at Kick-start your Goals Session

You Legal was thrilled to sponsor this “Kick-start your Goals Session” with these lovely ladies at the Spence Club Kickstart 2017 goal setting breakfast this morning!.


07 Feb 2017:Sarah’s article in CEO Magazine

A recent ‘High Court decision has changed the legal landscape for damages and paved the way for greater scope of costs and other legitimate business interests to be calculated in damages clauses’ Read more in Sarah’s article in CEO Magazine: HERE.


01 Feb 2017:Sticker of Amnesty International

Feeling a little helpless with everything going on at the moment? So were we, so we’re now donating $5 from the sale of any of our books to Amnesty International, helping protect human rights worldwide! You can buy our books HERE.


31 Jan 2017:Which Superhero?

If you could be any Superhero (Marvel, DC, anything) who would it be? As cool as Iron Man? As Fierce as Black Widow? Let us know in the comments section below! HERE.


13 Jan 2017:Article in CEO Magazine

Check out our latest article in CEO Magazine, Corporate ‘Best of the Worst of 2016’ below for a wrap up of 2016’s biggest corporate blunders: HERE.


27 Dec 2016:Sarah's Article at Law Society Bulletin

Thanks Law Society Bulletin for the article! Here we are pictured with our Lawyers Weekly Women in Law ‘Thought Leader of the Year’ Award. Check out HERE.

16 Dec 2016:

Christmas came early for one of our clients! We just won them a federal court case! Smiles all round the You Legal offices, and that of our client! Check out HERE.

01 Dec 2016:Sarah's Article at Huffington Post

From grabbing a snag from Bunnings, to reducing the cost of business, drones have been in the news lately, but are they the right solution? Check out You Legal’s new article at Huffington Post, HERE..

24 Nov 2016:Sarah's Mentor at Rare Birds

Join our CEO, Sarah, at the Rare Birds Meet My Mentor Panel Discussion and Q&A Event, where she will be a part of the panel. Rare Birds’ mission is to give every woman globally the opportunity to become an entrepreneur by choice. Register to attend the panel and participate in the Q&A: HERE.

23 Nov 2016:Sarah at Sky Business News

Our beautiful CEO, Sarah, was on TV again! Watch her being interviewed by Chloe James on Sky Business News HERE..

23 Nov 2016:Elise at You Legal

We have a new team member! Elise McMahon is working for us from Hong Kong, loves all things admin and operations, and we’re excited to have her on board. More info about her HERE.

19 Nov 2016:KINGPIN Book Launch at Adelaide

We officially launched Kingpin in Adelaide at the Open State Foresight 2050 event, hosted with us by KPMG, UniSA, and Academy of Science. Check out the photos of the Adelaide launch party – HERE..

17 Nov 2016:Sarah at EO24

Join our CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz, tonight at 10:15pm (ACST) for EO24, Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s free annual 24-hour virtual learning event featuring talks with leading entrepreneurs across the globe. Register for free and participate at HERE.

16 Nov 2016:Sarah at Sky Business News

Here’s a photo of our gorgeous CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz, being interviewed by Chloe James on Sky Business News yesterday! So proud! GO..

15 Nov 2016:Private Company Fundraising

Wanting to raise funds for your private company? Find out what options you are allowed to use here: Private Company Fundraising – options and rules.

10 Nov 2016:Sarah at Business Daily

On November 12, a new law comes into effect for the protection of small businesses against unfair contract terms. Our breakdown of how the changes could affect your business: HERE.

08 Nov 2016:Sarah coming on Sky News

Coming up on Sky News… Us! Watch on Tuesday, November 15th to see Sarah discuss the You Legal journey. #ConfidenceToLead.

07 Nov 2016:Sarah at Business Daily

You’ve been hearing the buzz for weeks and finally we’re excited to announce we’ve officially launched Kingpin: Legal Lessons from the Underworld! You can now order your copy HERE.

03 Nov 2016:El Chapo

Read Sarah’s new article in the Huffington Post KINGPIN: THE DEVIANT ENTREPRENEUR about the lessons we can learn from El Chapo, Mexican Drug Cartel Leader, HERE.

02 Nov 2016:Sarah at The Happy Family Lawyer

Our CEO, Sarah, is so excited to have been on The Happy Family Lawyer, Clarissa Raywald’s show. She spoke about how following your purpose can lead to happiness. Listen HERE.

30 Oct 2016:Gumption Trigger

You are invited to enjoy the event Launch of the Book Gumption Trigger on 07 December 2016. Find out more HERE.

29 Oct 2016:Sarah-The-Advertiser-Oct-29a

Thank you so much to The Advertiser for the profile of Kingpin: Legal Lessons from the Underworld in the Business Section today, read the hard copy or read it HERE.

28 Oct 2016:SJB-Lawyers-Weekly-Award-2016

Congratulations to our wonderful CEO, Sarah, on winning the Thought Leader of the Year Award at the Women in Law Awards last night! “New Law, by design, has no glass ceiling.”- Sarah Bartholomeusz. Find out more HERE.

27 Oct 2016:Sarah at Lawyers Weekly

We are SO very proud of our CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz, for being named a finalist in the “Thought Leader of the Year” category of the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards for 2016! Best of luck for the big night Sarah! HERE.

25 Oct 2016:

Governance Institute ForumOn the Board or Management Team for a Not-For-Profit? The Governance Institute understands that the NFP sector is very diverse and faces complex governance expectations. Good governance and strong leadership is essential to the strength of your NFP organisation during these challenging times of significant sectoral change. This event is a must to challenge current thinking, encourage innovation and share solutions that assist with operational and governance challenges! Find out more HERE.

21 Oct 2016:Insolvency Reform

Read Sarah Bartholomeusz’ article on the upcoming Insolvency Law Reform, touted as the most significant reforms to Australia’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Insolvency laws in 20 years, HERE.

18 Oct 2016:Kingpin-book-launch

Today is On 18 October 2016 the official launch of You Legal’s book, ‘Kingpin: Legal Lessons from the Underworld’. Watch Megan Farquhar (Lara Croft from the video game) launch it HERE.

18 Oct 2016:6PR882-News-Talk-Logo

Just finished three interviews in three days with Perth radio station 6PR. We really enjoyed being their resident legal experts!

18 Oct 2016:Thank You

You Legal is thrilled to partner with the Australian Microcap Investment Conference today. Check out HERE.

16 Oct 2016:Sarah at Australian Microcap Investment Conference

In the lead up to Tuesday’s Kingpin launch I wanted to say thank you. It takes a tribe to grow a business & in the past few weeks I have been so present to mine: my incredible team, our amazing clients & my beloved family and friends. I am so grateful to you all for your support.

14 Oct 2016:Hot off the press

Thank you Rosalind Stone for your kind words about You Legal’s new book, Kingpin, and for your contribution also. Want to see what someone else says about You Legal’s new book, Kingpin? Find out HERE.

04 Oct 2016:Carton-Kingpin

We are sending around 100 Kingpin pre-orders today, keeping Australia Post in business, it’s not too late! Pre-order now to receive a signed copy of the book: KINGPIN.

30 Sep 2016:Sarah_Womens-Agenda

It has been a year since You Legal was recognised as the best Start Up at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Congratulations to the brilliant businesses recognised in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards this year. #TelstraBizWomen.

28 Sep 2016:Director Penalty Regime

Directors under siege? Find out when you might become personally liable with this month’s CEO magazine article. HERE.

27 Sep 2016:Sarah at Little Heroes

Want to rub shoulders with other spectacular business women? Join me and Mary Centofanti at the Little Heroes Foundation Women in Business Networking Night! HERE

24 Sep 2016:Kingpin 3D front cover_01

BREAKING, Kingpin has left the printers, pre-order now to receive a signed copy of the book: HERE.

23 Sep 2016:Court House

Starting proceedings in the Magistrates Court of South Australia? Recent changes to monetary limits may alter your plans. Find out more at: HERE.

22 Sep 2016:Contract Terms

Feeling stuck in an agreement? You may have been caught by an evergreen clause. Find out more at: HERE.

22 Sep 2016:Foresight 2050 Invitation

Want an opportunity to investigate scenarios that will likely challenge Australians in the future? Over three half-day workshops, you have a chance to deepen the conversation. Tickets to Foresight 2050 are available now: HERE.

21 Sep 2016:6PR882-News-Talk-Logo

Are you in Perth? Listen to Perth Tonight 882 6PR at 6.15pm to hear all about You Legal’s Kingpins.

20 Sep 2016:Stop the Contract

Stop the contract, I want to get off! In this month’s CEO Magazine we show you some simple ways to easily (and legally!) end unwanted contracts. Check it out HERE.

09 Sep 2016:Lawyers-Weekly-WLA-2016

Happy Friday! We’ve been named finalists in the Thought Leader of the Year category for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards!.

06 Sep 2016:Sarah at Channel 10's Studio 10

On 5 September 2016 Sarah appeared on Channel 10’s Studio 10 to talk about her new book, Kingpin, find out what she had to share with the panel. Watch it HERE.

20 Aug 2016:Sarah at GIA - Aug16

An important subject tackled by You Legal in the Feature Article of the August edition of Governance Directions, the Governance Institute Journal, “Lead your company away from fear of technology”, read it HERE.

16 Aug 2016:Sarah at LexisNexis SmartLaw

Are you interested in the impact of technology on the legal profession? Want to re-think traditional business models? Then join the Lexis Nexis Smart Law event at the Law Society of Adelaide, featuring our CEO Sarah Bartholomeusz as a guest panelist. More details at HERE.

10 Aug 2016:Kristin-Alford-Aus2050

Looking forward to ‪#‎OpenState after launch yesterday. You Legal is proud to be hosting Foresight 2050 with UniSA, SciCEd, Australian Academy of Science, and KPMG SA. Full program of all events is HERE.

23 Jul 2016:Sarah at Caroline Kennedy's Podcast

Experiencing legal compliance woes? We give Caroline Kennedy a sneak peek at our innovative new solution: HERE.

21 Jul 2016:Sarah at Entrepreneur Story

Sound advice, insider tips and TEDx glory. This Entrepreneur Story profile of our CEO, Sarah, has it all. HERE.

20 Jul 2016:Amy Ward at You Legal

Our international team continues to expand. Amy is based in Oman and has experience in both the public and private sectors. We’re excited to welcome her to You Legal.

19 Jul 2016:Sarah at CCC

With a team that spans Oman to the Netherlands and many states of Australia, You Legal Founder and CEO Sarah Bartholomeusz has discovered the benefits of diversity. Tomorrow at 8:15 am she talks to Chris Mac at 2CC Radio about why diverse teams perform better.

18 July 2016:Srah at TEDx

Find out how to usher the impossible into the realm of possible in this TEDx talk by our CEO Sarah. #Possibilizing #confidencetolead #tedxwhitsunday

15 Jul 2016:Drone use in Australia

Are you flying drones for commercial or personal use? These are the laws that will affect you: HERE.

05 Jul 2016:Get social with us.

Get social with us. You Legal will keep you updated on all the cutting edge legal issues and much more.

01 Jul 2016:Quote of the Day

Thanks to Australasian Lawyer for sharing! Sarah Bartholomeusz, CEO and senior lawyer at You Legal shares the best advice she has ever been given. #QuoteoftheDay.

01 Jul 2016:Happy Birthday!!!

Happy birthday to You Legal, we’re officially 2 years’ old today – thank you to all our clients & team for all your support!

30 Jun 2016:Changes to the depreciation

Changes to the depreciation of intangible assets are afoot. Find out more at: HERE.

29 Jun 2016:Growth Shield

Managing Risk? Check out Growth Shield: HERE.

22 Jun 2016:Australian 2050 Forum

Curious about what happens at an Australian 2050 Forum? This blog from guest author Kasia is all you need: HERE.

20 Jun 2016:

We are excited to welcome Courtney Garfoot to our Team. Courtney is studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Management (marketing) and bring her passion for both to You Legal! #ConfidenceToLead

11 Jun 2016:Quarterly Review

Make your quarterly review really work for you with our guide to the key legal concerns. Only in the CEO Magazine: HERE.

10 Jun 2016:Sarah at The Law Society Bulletin

Virtual Law firms are all the rage right now. But what are they? Our CEO Sarah Bartholomeusz started one of Australia’s first and in this month’s The Bulletin she exposes all.

09 Jun 2016:Poster Girl Sarah

Our CEO Sarah Bartholomeusz overcame many obstacles when starting You Legal and, on her journey to winning the Telstra Business Women’s Award. We are very proud of what she has achieved! Find out more in the latest Business Chicks profile.

07 Jun 2016:Possibilizing at Urban Dictionary

Possibilizing has been added to the urban dictionary! Success! #Possibilizing

04 Jun 2016:Alex Greets Sarah - Australia 2050

Australia 2050 event with KPMG, You Legal & UniSA was fantastic! Lots of great discussions and inventions! #ConfidenceToLead

03 Jun 2016:

We are thrilled to welcome to the wonderful Tanya Ashworth-Keppel officially to the You Legal Team #ConfidenceToLead

03 Jun 2016:Sarah at Governance Institution

Digital disruption is the big issue for boards. Our CEO Sarah tackled it head on in a presentation at the Corporate Governance conference. Check out what she said at: #cgf2016.

24 May 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 13 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we discuss how proper financial reporting for companies and not for profits is essential and why.

24 May 2016:

You Legal, KPMG & UniSA are hosting a conference next Friday – ‘Australia 2050: How can you inform the future’. We are excited to share this skill set with the leaders attending, to find out if you are eligible to join us, email

24 May 2016:Second Book

Second book research, outline and contents DONE! #confidencetolead.

20 May 2016:Mediation

Have you ever encountered disputes at work? Our guest blog by Alison Shaw from SHAW Mediation shares how mediation could help resolve such conflicts favourably. Check it out HERE.

18 May 2016:Intangible-Asset

Tax benefits on your intangible assets? Here is all you need to know: Intangible asset depreciation: what’s the value of your IP?.

17 May 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 12 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we discuss how and when a director could be personally liable.

14 May 2016:Srah at TEDx

Our CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz was sharing the #Possibilizing at the TEDx Whitsundays on Friday, 13 May, 2016.

13 May 2016:Sarah at Seymour College

Last week, the Year 11 girls were fortunate to hear Sarah Bartholomeusz, the founder of You Legal, explain #Possibilizing, a framework of how to unleash the creativity that ushers impossible things into the realm of the possible. Sarah will be sharing this framework at the TEDx Whitsundays today, Friday, 13 May, 2016.

13 May 2016:Good Luck Sarah

Good luck to our CEO, Sarah who is giving her first TEDx talk in the Whitsundays today, we can’t wait to share #Possibilizing with you!

10 May 2016:Sarah_at_ICC

Congratulations to our client @MagneticAlliance for being named the second fastest growing company in South Australia in this years’ #FastMovers SA!

10 May 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 11 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. If you’re the director of not-for-profit organisation, this week is for you.

09 May 2016:Sarah_at_ICC

Find out how to usher the impossible into the realm of possible with our upcoming TEDx Talk. More at Dynamic Business HERE.

07 May 2016:Sarah-TBWA_SA_StartUps

What’s your dream? We have a TEDx talk that can help make it possible. Find out more in this Chelsey profile HERE.

06 May 2016:Sarah_Womens-Agenda

We’re thrilled that our CEO Sarah, will be a part of the latest TEDx event. Find out more about her inspiring talk in this Get Frank profile HERE.

04 May 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 10 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we dive into the possible Penalties and Consequences of directors’ duties when there is a breach.

02 May 2016:YL-New-Baby-Jun2016

You Legal is expecting… Not a human baby (we wanted to get your attention) but a game changing product for fast growth companies. You Legal has consulted with some of Australia’s top CFOs to purpose build a product to help leaders in growing companies serve and protect. Coming June 2016.

26 April 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 9 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we dive into the directors’ duties to avoid insolvent trading.

23 April 2016:

Have you ever wondered when is the time to implement an employee share scheme, find out HERE in our CEO Magazine article!

19 April 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 8 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we dive into the directors’ duties to maintain confidential information.

15 April 2016:

Finally find out all you need to know to effectively implement an employee share scheme. Check it out HERE.

12 April 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 7 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we dive into the directors’ duties not to improperly use your position.

09 April 2016:Sarah_at_ICC

Have you ever wondered how some people take things that are impossible and make them possible? Come along on May 5 2016 for the opportunity to preview a talk from the upcoming TEDx event in Queensland.  Adelaide lawyer, entrepreneur and author Sarah Bartholomeusz shows you how to unleash the creativity that ushers impossible things into the realm of the possible.  Get your tickets HERE.

06 April 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 6 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we dive into the directors’ duty to avoid conflict of interest.

05 April 2016:CorporateLiveWinner_Logo

You Legal is pleased to have won Most Outstanding Agriculture Law Firm – Australia in Corporate LiveWire 2016 Innovation & Excellence Awards.  Celebrating businesses that lead the way in their industries.

01 April 2016:

Did you catch our CEO in the CareerOne section of the Advertiser on Easter Saturday? Read the article HERE.

29 March 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 5 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we step you through the directors’ duties of care and diligence.

27 March 2016:

Easter is a time for new beginnings, the You Legal team wish you a Happy Easter and hope you have a relaxing long weekend.

24 March 2016:

Read You Legal’s post via CEO Magazine explaining the 5 important features of a delegation authority, check out  HERE.

23 March 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 4 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we dive into the directors’ duty not to act for an improper purpose.

22 March 2016:

You Legal works to future-proof businesses and SHAW Mediation Australia works to avoid long term disputes, check out Alison Shaw’s why.

21 March 2016:GovInsAusLogo

Our CEO Sarah Bartholomeusz will be speaking at the Governance Institute’s Corporate Governance Forum 2016 on Thursday 2 June at the Crowne Plaza. Head to their website to grab a ticket if you’re interested in participating!

15 March 2016:

Thank you to the Law Society of South Australia for featuring You Legal in this month’s Bulletin. Read the article attached.

14 March 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 3 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we step you through each duty that applies to company directors in Australia.

11 March 2016:Risky Business !

Risky Business – in this week’s DB we talk about the importance of legal compliance. Essential reading for any business. Check it out HERE

10 March 2016:

Our CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz is honoured to be appointed to the Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board.

09 March 2016:Sarah-Malcolm

Our CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz met the Prime Minister, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull yesterday, here’s what she had to say about it.

08 March 2016:CTL-Aw1400

Episode 2 of the Confidence to Lead podcast is now available. This week we dive into the directors’ duties legal landscape.

04 March 2016:Direction_for_directors

Are you a director of a company or a not for profit? Are you aware of all your legal obligations? Check out the book review by In The Black magazine for more information! HERE.

03 March 2016:CTL-Aw1400

You Legal has a podcast! Our first episode has been released this week, listen here, or subscribe at iTunes, check out our first episode HERE.

29 February 2016:

You Legal is thrilled to be a regular contributor to the CEO Magazine in 2016, check out our first article HERE.

19 February 2016:

You Legal is proud to be assisting this innovative and savvy client! We congratulate them on this amazing success. What a great start to 2016! Check it out HERE.

17 February 2016:Sarah_at_MAVERICK

You Legal are part of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Yes, really! Find out more Here.

16 February 2016:Sarah_at_MAVERICK

Make sure you’re on top of the recently proposed insolvency reforms with our article for Dynamic Business.

08 February 2016:

YL_CLWYou Legal is pleased to have won Most Outstanding Agriculture Law Firm – Australia in Corporate Livewire 2016 Innovation & Excellence Awards. Celebrating businesses that lead the way in their industries.

28 January 2016:Sarah_at_MAVERICK

Honoured to be speaking with the line-up at ‪MVRK2016‬, get your ticket HERE.

13 January 2016:Know the rules !

Future-Proof your business for 2016, take a look at You Legal’s article for Dynamic Business.  Check it out HERE

31 December 2015:HNY-2016

Happy New Year to you all …

30 December 2015:Buddy-2016

You Legal is proud to be bringing SA back to greatness, welcome to our newest ASX listed company – BUD.  Find out more about Buddy  HERE

23 December 2015:MarryChristmas-2016

From us, to you …

18 December 2015:YL-Team-Oprah

Before we went to our team Christmas lunch, we wanted to show you the routine we’ve been working on… Watch it out HERE

17 December 2015:

You Legal on insolvent trading red flags (warning: important even if you’re not officially a director)

Check it out HERE

07 December 2015:Hills-Radio_Adelaide

Did you hear Sarah on Hills Community Radio this morning?

07 December 2015:12-4-2015 Adelaide-"An Evening With Oprah"

Read Sarah’s top 5 learnings from meeting Oprah on Friday night.

Check it out HERE

06 December 2015:Sarah-Oprah-Sgn

On Friday Sarah gave Oprah a signed copy of her book & Oprah gave her a signed copy of hers! Check it out HERE

05 December 2015:SB-Advertiser-051215

Read about the innovative ways in which You Legal is invigorating the legal industry in today’s Advertiser. Check it out HERE

02 December 2015:Sarah-Wonam_Agenda-011215

This week in Women’s Agenda – New and old lessons for success from our CEO, Sarah. Check it out HERE

29 November 2015:refunds-and-repairs-1050x600

Need a refund? Want to know your rights? Find out everything you need in our new blog for Beyond Bank. HERE

26 November 2015:Sarah-Inside_South_Australia

We love being a South Australian success story, and you’ll love this Inside South Australia profile of You Legal! Check it out HERE

19 November 2015:Sarah-TBWA-SA_1911

Sarah is proud to have represented South Australia at the National Telstra Business Women’s Awards? on Wednesday night. Looking forward to continued growth for You Legal? and helping even more lawyers and clients live a life they love!​

18 November 2015:Sarah_TBWA-SA

Our CEO Sarah is thrilled and humbled to be a finalist in the 2015 National Telstra Women’s Business Awards tonight. A wonderful achievement for her and for You Legal.

16 November 2015:Sarah_Womens-Agenda

Here’s your chance to delve deep behind the You Legal success story. Fantastic & insightful read from Womens Agenda.

13 November 2015:SB-BookAtAmazon

So, this is good news, #1 new release!  Purchase your copy at​

13 November 2015:

A new way to invade traditional turf. Business News Australia profile how You Legal are invigorating the delivery of top tier legal services! Check it out HERE

12 November 2015:

You Legal weighs in on the top 5 ACCC facts you need to know. Essential reading for any business! Check it out HERE

09 November 2015:IMG_2120

The word is getting out..The Advertiser previews “How to Avoid a Fall from Grace” and checks out tonight’s VIP launch!

06 November 2015:SB-Book-NY

It doesn’t get any bigger than the Big Apple! Excited to announce that “How to Avoid a Fall from Grace” was officially launched on Sunday in NEW YORK CITY! Available for purchase online HERE

06 November 2015:Sarah Book's Cover_01

EXCLUSIVE: The first book written by our CEO, Sarah is about to released. Australasian Lawyer finds out more! Check it out HERE

31 October 2015:SB-The_Weekend_Australian_311015_P42

Check out the Weekend Australian to see how You Legal are leading the way in combining work life balance with top tier legal expertise.

28 October 2015:Book-Legal_Lessons

Look what arrived in the Adelaide office this afternoon! Books! Register for your copy via

23 October 2015:personal-property-and-security-register-1050x600

Still haven’t got around to figuring out how the PPSR can help you? Our new blog for Beyond Bank can help. Check it out HERE

20 October 2015:

Want to know more about the unique beginnings and innovative values behind the winner of SA’s best start up in the 2015 Telstra Women’s Business Awards? Check out Startup Daily‘s great article HERE

19 October 2015:

Legal Practice Intelligence check out our win at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Check out their coverage HERE

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Thanks so much to the judges for their comments!

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A little taste of the big night! Watch what Sarah had to say when You Legal was announced the best start up in South Australia!

14 October 2015:

Delivering world class expertise in the best possible way. Sarah chats to Australasian Lawyer about her win at the Telstra Women’s Awards Find more here

14 October 2015:

Our fresh & innovative way of providing legal services is leading the way! Find out more about our win at the Telstra Women’s Awards last night HERE

14 October 2015:

In today’s INDAILY – You Legal, the “Best Start Up” in South Australia. Find out more HERE

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We are thrilled to announce that Sarah was named the winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards (Start-up Award) last night. Congratulations to all of the other winners and finalists, Sarah has been so honoured to share this journey with you.

13 October 2015:

Sending best of luck to our CEO Sarah tonight for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards Gala Dinner! (Sarah says the nerves have set in)!

08 October 2015:

Part 3 of our house buying series delves into the nitty gritty – what is a vendor statement? It’s stuff you need to know so check it out – Sarah’s Blog at Beyond Bank

03 October 2015:

Sarah_Oct15You may already know that our CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz, is a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. We are super excited, and would love your support – here is how you can help:

  1. Follow the Link.
  2. Share a message of support for Sarah (these will be collated & shown on a very large screen at the Gala Dinner).
  3. Do this by 6 October 2015.

Sarah inspires us, and her clients to live a life they love through her energy and passion – we are all behind you, SJB. Thank you so much, from the You Legal Team!

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Today, we celebrate 2 years in business by presenting our national contact details, here they are on our website. Contact You Legal

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BREAKING NEWS: Sarah’s book has been sent to the printers! Shoot an email to to pre-order and secure your copy!

24 September 2015:

Meet Jade Kooiker, she forms part of our European team! – Welcome Jade!

17 September 2015:

Bitcoin is changing the future of finance everyday. Isn’t it time you found out more about it? So check out Sarah’s blog at Beyond Bank

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EXCITING NEWS – pleased to announce that You Legal CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz has been listed as a FINALIST in the 2015 Telstra SA Business Women’s Awards!

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Check out our interview with Dynamic Business on making legal practice, modern practice. – Click here ….

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A little insight into the business side of You Legal in my interview with Timbo Reid. Find out about the inspiration (and perspiration) involved in building the firm – Read More ….

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New Zealand’s premier online women’s lifestyle magazine, Chelsey, puts our CEO/Senior Lawyer in the hot seat. Find out more at CHELSEY.CO.NZ

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So awesome to see our CEO’s husband profiled on page 70 of the Advertiser today – congratulations Dave!

21 August 2015:

We are excited! Thanks to Lawyer’s Weekly for making our announcement: ‘Virtual’ firm goes national’Read More ….

14 August 2015:

Check out this month’s Law Society Bulletin gender equality issue – including articles on more women in the Court room (from the inspirational Justice Perry) and flexible working arrangements – something we pride ourselves on here at You Legal!

04 August 2015:

Just confirmed a time, date & venue for Sarah’s book launch – this is happening…!

23 July 2015:

Honoured to be the SA firm on the panel for a top 10 ASX-listed company.

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Team member Camilla at the 2015 Telstra Business Awards Gala dinner, with our new plaque for the office! Congratulations to all winners and finalists!

07 July 2015:

You Legal CEO, Sarah Bartholomeusz, chats to Australasian Lawyer about why she loves her role. Read More ….

05 July 2015:
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You Legal ‘The Silent Achiever’ editorial, The Advertiser 4 July 2015Read full article ….

03 July 2015:

Say hi to Zinta Docherty, a new addition to the team. – Welcome Zinta!

02 July 2015:

Meet our new team member, Daniel Roach. – Welcome Daniel!

26 June 2015:

Meet another expert added to our team member Andrew HawkingWelcome Andrew!

25 June 2015:


Adelaide’s You Legal law firm is honoured to be a finalist in the start up category of the 2015 Telstra Business Awards.

The 19 month old specialist firm provides online corporate and commercial legal services to a wide variety of businesses including ASX-listed companies, medium-sized businesses and franchises.

CEO, Senior Lawyer and entrepreneur, Sarah Bartholomeusz, said, “I am thrilled and overwhelmed for You Legal to be nominated as a finalist in this year’s awards, in what is a very competitive category.

“I initially created You Legal to allow me to work independently from home and care for my children, after I was made redundant from an in-house role whilst pregnant with my second child.

“The growth of the firm has been explosive. I am proud of what You Legal has achieved so far – clients feel they are getting true value for money with the services we provide.”

Sarah’s twelve years experience practicing corporate and commercial law created a strong foundation for the company, which now includes a team of fourteen lawyers based around Australia and the world, including in Poland, Canada and the United States.

You Legal has taken a modern approach to legal services by utilising online platforms and hiring lawyers with training and experience from leading national and international law firms.

As a result, the company runs with lower overheads than traditional firms – You Legal does not have a fancy CBD office, and training costs are minimised by employing lawyers who are experts in their fields of specialisation.

“After working in the legal industry for a number of years, I saw the problems facing both clients and lawyers. I wanted to create a firm that offered the best value to clients, as well as a firm that lawyers enjoyed working for.

“One of You Legal’s core values is ‘Love Your Life’ – the legal profession is notorious for having a poor work-life balance – I wanted You Legal to be different and for the staff to enjoy their work. Flexible working arrangements means our lawyers have control over their commitments.”

The South Australian winners of the Telstra Business Awards will be announced on 10 July.

22 June 2015:

BIG NEWS – pleased to announce that You Legal has been listed as a FINALIST in the 2015 Telstra Business Awards!

You Legal TV10 June 2015:

Excited to Introduce YOU LEGAL TV! Each week we’ll discuss common legal issues. This week: What is a trust? Let us explain..

09 June 2015:

Meet our new team member, Daniela Cecere PalazzoWelcome Daniela!

04 June 2015:

Meet our new team member, Kasia JaruleskaWelcome Kasia!

30 May 2015:

Meet our new team member, Martine WelfareWelcome Martine!

27 May 2015:

Meet our new team member, Tara AdamsWelcome Tara!

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It’s official – we have settled in to our new office in the Adelaide CBD! – Find Us on Map!

27 April 2015:

Meet our new team member, Kirrily MitchellWelcome Kirrily!

23 April 2015:

Beyond Bank has featured our another blog about Financial Planners Register on their website … Read More ….

07 April 2015:

What would Beyonce do?! Sharing some insights into the importance of decision making in collaboration with Rare Birds. … Read More ….

31 March 2015:

Does giving employees extra work make you a bully? Find out in our first blog post with Pinnacle HR! … Read More >

24 March 2015:

Proud to have the You Legal story featured on TPTP! … Read More ….

09 March 2015:

Excited to be featuring on the Rare Birds blog again this week! 6 ‘Growing Pains’ new business owners experience … Read More ….

13 February 2015:

Beyond Bank has featured our blog about Regulating Bitcoin on their website … Read More ….

06 February 2015:

Excited to be contributing to thought leadership with some pretty Inspiring Rare Birds … Read More ….

02 February 2015:

You Legal is partnering with MTS Accountants & AFD Financial Solutions. Join us on 17 February for the Facts, Food & Fun Event, donations going to the Leukemia Foundation. More info and register here.

22 January 2015:

We are excited to welcome Fiona Tillmann, Senior Consultant | Workplace Relations & Safety Lawyer to our You Legal Team

13 January 2015:

Sarah’s written a book about your risks as a director, and will be sending a chapter of it around as her weekly newsletter tomorrow, if you haven’t subscribed, email or message her, or sign up direct to our website.

09 January 2015:

Have you ever accidentally typed in the wrong account or BSB number when doing an electronic bank transfer?

Beyond Bank published Sarah’s blog explaining what you can do if you make a mistake when transferring money or someone makes an unauthorised transaction from your account. Read more ….

06 January 2015:

You Legal has launched the “Director’s Checklist”. Try it out to see where there might be risks in your business (we aim to keep you out of jail).

04 January 2015:

We’re back on deck! We hope you all enjoyed a merry Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations. Wishing everyone a happy and successful 2015!

12 December 2014:

You Legal is having a Christmas Dinner Party at Adelaide!

04 December 2014:

You Legal shortlisted for Cool Company Award

You Legal has been shortlisted amongst 100 other leading organisations for an award as one of Australia’s coolest companies.  Anthill Magazine’s “Cool Company Awards” is designed to recognise innovative and commercially creative companies and businesses.  From Anthill’s website: “Cool Companies manage to stay one step ahead of the rest. They breed leaders who are rule-breakers and rule-makers. They are in organisations that aspire to be admired. They are trend setters in attitude and action. Quite simply… they are cool!”

What are Cool Company Awards?

The Cool Company Awards was launched in 2006 as a way for Anthill Magazine to publicly acknowledge and celebrate Australian organisations that are doing things differently to bring about positive change. In its seventh year, the awards attracted nominations from over 700 organisations, making it among the largest business award programs in Australia.

What is Anthill Magazine? is a digital business magazine that celebrates creativity, inspiration and commercial ingenuity, providing a fresh, exciting and practical perspective on Australian business in a global world. It is home to the Cool Company Awards, the 30under30 and the Smart 100. It’s where ideas and business meet.

17 November 2014:

You Legal has a theme song, you might remember this one: “I WILL BE THERE FOR YOU

14 November 2014:

BREAKING NEWS: You Legal has been shortlisted as one of Australia’s ‘Coolest’ businesses in Anthill Magazine’s Ninth Annual Cool Company Awards!

25 October 2014:

We’ve been setting up our twitter, follow us!

17 October 2014:

You Legal is celebrating its first Birthday at Adelaide.

16 October 2014:

Meet our new team member, Michael RizzutoWelcome Mike!

14 October 2014:

Meet our new team member, Richa PuriWelcome Richa!

16 September 2014:

Meet our new team member, Sheena JecksonWelcome Sheena!

23 August 2014:

Meet our new team member, Tim SwaineWelcome Tim!

01 July 2014:

You Legal has launched its new website:

Our beautiful CEO, Sarah, was on TV again! Watch her being interviewed by Chloe James on Sky Business News HERE:
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On 18 October 2016 the official launch of You Legal’s book, ‘Kingpin: Legal Lessons from the Underworld’. Watch Megan Farquhar (Lara Croft from the video game) launch it here:

On 5 September 2016 Sarah appeared on Channel 10’s Studio 10 to talk about her new book, Kingpin, find out what she had to share with the panel.

Find out how to usher the impossible into the realm of possible in this TEDx talk by our CEO Sarah.

A little taste of the big night! Watch what Sarah had to say when You Legal was announced the best start up in South Australia!

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