NIKKI BARRY – OFFICE MANAGER
If you could sum yourself up in 5 words, what words would they be?
Feisty, Independent, OCD, Fun & Generous
Why did you choose the career path that you are currently in?
I am very process driven – legal forms and systems seemed like a good fit. Every matter is different, so it can be very interesting and challenging work.
Who is the person you have learnt the most from?
I have so many amazing people in my life who have inspired me and who have been strong influences in a personal and professional capacity.
What advice would you give to a 13 year old you?
Smile and people won’t even notice the freckles.
Do you have a favourite quote?
“No experience is a wasted experience if you learn from it” – but I don’t know who said it.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us
More often than people realise, I actually hold my tongue.
Top 3 life highlights
- News that my son was successful in obtaining a diesel fitter apprenticeship
- My daughter becoming school captain
- Returning to Brisbane after an eight year tree change.
What advice would you give to recent new hires?
We all bring skills and experiences to the table, but we can all still learn something new every day.
What aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
Finding more efficient processes to improve our service to our clients and to enable our employees to achieve a suitable work/life balance.
What books are at your bedside?
Nora Roberts “Shelter in Place” and Jean Clare’s “Never Give Up”.
What children’s character can you relate with most and why?
Some days Dory from Nemo “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” but I hope more often Moana because she’s strong, driven and strives to chase what she believes in.
What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time?
Yoga and hanging out with my kids and friends – it’s all about the company.
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Surprise 50th birthday cruise for a friend in July – there were 20 of us and we laughed so hard for four days.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Happy with my life and proudly watching my kids flourish as young adults.
Nikki has recently re-joined Just Us Lawyers as Office Manager after a tree change out west for the past eight years. Nikki is a Qualified Justice of the Peace and is available to witness/certify documents during business hours – call 07 3369 7145 to arrange a time.