NATALIE SMYTH – SOLICITOR
What T.V show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
The Vampire Diaries – adventure, romance, and ridiculously good looking vampires – what more could a girl ask for.
You’re happiest when?
I am at home in my PJs watching re-runs of the Vampire Diaries and snuggling up with my ginger cat, Prince Harry.
What children’s character can you relate with most? Why?
Belle from Beauty and the Beast – I am such a bookworm. I also have brown hair and brown eyes and hope to own a horse named Phillipe.
Best vacation you’ve been to?
When I was little we went to the Pet Porpoise Pool at Port Macquarie and I was chosen out of the crowd to brush the dolphin’s teeth with a giant toothbrush. Very proud moment!
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I love problem solving for my clients. Especially, spotting hidden clauses in contracts that are contrary to my clients’ interests. If spotted early in the contract negotiation stage, many of these clauses can be removed, redrafted or reworded to better protect my clients’ interests.
What did you want to be when growing up?
I always wanted to be a painter or a writer. I still write in my spare time, and hope to publish my own novel one day! It will be a romance, of course – but no vampires.
What places have you lived in?
I lived in Ireland for five months whilst participating in an exchange program through my university. It was the best experience. It helped me develop a new sense of self and gave me a lot of confidence.
What is your family like?
Think, my Big Fat Greek wedding.
What are two career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
Say yes to all opportunities that come your way and never say you can’t do something – you never know how much you are capable of until you try!