Nexus Law Group continues to grow with the announcement that Rod Smith has joined the firm as a Consulting Principal.
Rod brings diverse experience to Nexus, having worked with clients from a range of industries, including government and large FMCG companies. Rod’s expertise covers a number of specialist areas, including commercial, corporate, intellectual property, media and entertainment law. His career path includes working at Sparke Helmore, as in-house counsel at Lion Nathan, the Crown Solicitor’s Office, and running his own boutique practice.
As well as a successful legal career to date, Rod has also enjoyed recognition for his contribution to the arts. His artworks have been publically exhibited and he has released two well-received musical albums. From a community perspective, Rod sits on the boards of the Newcastle Historic Reserve Trust, the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation and WEA Hunter. His work as the Chairperson of Renew Newcastle, a local organisation dedicated to Newcastle’s city revitalisation was recognised by a City of Newcastle Service Award in 2009.
Looking to maintain the balance between the different aspects of his life and his interests, Rod has joined the team at Nexus Law Group.
“I have worked in law firms, in-house and in sole practice. But with its unique networked law firm model, Nexus offered me the best combination of administrative and business support, great colleagues and clients and the flexibility to keep doing the things I love outside the law,” Rod said.
Nexus Law Group’s founder and principal, Marcus McCarthy, says that Rod will make a natural fit for the team – and vice versa.
“We’ve worked with Rod before and are excited about the expertise and passion that he brings to his work,” Marcus said.
“His track record in the legal industry is impressive, with a loyal client following and widespread respect from his peers. We know our model will support Rod’s busy life.”
“Our unique practice model is the key to keeping lawyers like Rod engaged and in the profession, whilst not compromising earning potential or outside interests. By joining Nexus, Rod has the opportunity to pursue a thriving legal career, whilst still giving back to the arts community, which he loves. ”
“We welcome lawyers with broad interests in our team because we believe it makes them better lawyers. Rod is a great example of this.”