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Russell Kennedy Lawyers Win at the DSA Industry Awards 2017

Russell Kennedy Lawyers has been named Partnership winner of the inaugural Direct Selling Association (DSA) Industry Awards 2017, designed to identify and promote innovations, helping companies and their teams improve operations.

New for the Associations 50th Anniversary, the DSA presented seven Industry Awards to recognise innovation, excellence and partnership. Awards included; Marketing and Sales Campaigns, Rising Star, Product Innovation, Technology Innovation, Excellence in Sales Field Development, Partnership, and Industry Heart.

“Russell Kennedy Lawyers has excelled in its category, demonstrating measurable impact on the growth and success of various DSA Member companies.” Gillian Stapleton, Executive Director of Direct Selling Australia.

The award was presented at last night’s gala dinner to Rohan Harris, Principal and Innovation Partner at Russell Kennedy, and Marika Hubble-Marriott, Principal at Russell Kennedy, who were at the conference speaking at the CEO Forum.

They launched an innovative, digital, Australian Consumer Law Compliance Training tool, together with Liza Choa from Content Maximiser, at the conference to members. The tool is designed to enable DSA members to educate their field teams and reduce their legal compliance risk at the same time, and in a much more effective way than traditional forms of training, and to ultimately provide better customer service.

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Rohan was delighted to accepted the award on the firm’s behalf, citing Russell Kennedy Lawyers 30 year involvement in the direct selling industry.

“Over this 30 years, the firm has provided legal services to approximately 90 direct selling businesses, including 24 of the current DSA members. Our work has helped DSA members deal with their legal issues so they can get on with running their businesses successfully.”


(Pictured from left to right: Rohan Harris and Marika Hubble-Marriott accepting the Award from John Holloway, Executive Director at DSA)

Rohan added: “We are proud to have initiated and co-authored the DSA’s Legal Compliance and Risk Management Guide, now in its 3rd edition and online. This has become a tangible “value add” for members, and a resource that has been used to positively represent DSA to relevant parts of government and regulators”.

Russell Kennedy’s direct selling clients have ranged from start-ups to large multi-nationals entering the Australian market.

They have handled critical legal crisis management and dealings with regulators, their views are regularly sought on legal policy matters affecting the direct selling industry.

To learn more about our recently launched ACL Compliance Training, click here.

To view Russell Kennedy's Direct Selling brochure, click here.

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