A New Era for WGC Lawyers: Leading with Innovation and Tradition

A New Era for WGC Lawyers: Leading with Innovation and Tradition

I am thrilled to announce my appointment as Managing Director of WGC Lawyers.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to our outgoing Managing Director, Doug McKinstry.

During his tenure, Doug worked tirelessly to enhance our team culture and engrain values which will ensure that WGC Lawyers provides an unmatched service to our clients for many years to come. We have painted on the wall in our staff kitchen a list of our firm’s aspirational attributes and values, including ‘straight talking’, ‘community minded’, ‘supportive’ and ‘tenacious’. Doug personifies all these characteristics and more.

We are deeply appreciative of his dedication and contributions to the firm, and we wish him and Lea all the best for the future.

I stand at a unique intersection: poised to usher in a new era while honouring the rich legacy that has made WGC Lawyers a pillar of the Cairns legal community for over 50 years.

Founded on principles of excellence and client service, WGC Lawyers has thrived by adapting to a changing legal landscape. This ability to innovate while maintaining core values is what excites me most in this new role.

Building on this foundation, I am committed to fostering an environment that empowers our talented and growing team. We will continue to provide our clients with the exceptional legal counsel they have come to expect, while also embracing emerging technologies and strategies to ensure we remain at the forefront of the legal industry.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our success. We recognize the strength that comes from a variety of perspectives, and I am dedicated to cultivating a culture that is welcoming and supportive for all.

Looking ahead, I am confident that WGC Lawyers will continue to be a leader in the legal field. By combining our established values with a forward-thinking approach, we will ensure our clients receive the highest quality legal services, delivered with an innovative and client-centric focus.

I am honoured to be entrusted with leading WGC Lawyers into this next chapter, and I look forward to collaborating with our exceptional team to write the next chapter of our success story.

Rhiannon Saunders
Managing Director
WGC Lawyers