Mollie Tregillis
Director, Melbourne
I lead MinterEllison’s Legal Optimisation consultancy practice, which leverages MinterEllison’s award winning Legal Operations team to support clients in optimising their inhouse legal function to improve operational efficiency, develop high performing teams and provide strategic client service. This practice works with clients to achieve best practice across six domains: strategy, delivery, team, resources, technology and data.

With a depth of Legal Operations experience, I am a people person with a passion for building strong relationships and influencing for change. As a ‘recovering’ lawyer, I aim to bring an empathetic yet strategic focus to all my engagements and take pride in my low jargon, human centred approach.

I am a respected member of the Legal Operations industry and maintain strong relationships within the industry, including through memberships of CLOC and ALTA. I have a passion for mentoring and training 'up and coming' Legal Operations talent and supporting them to find their dream job just as I have.

I have an ongoing focus on further education and my certifications include Prince2, AgilePM, Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking and Service Design.

Career highlights

  • I have developed and set up MinterEllison's Legal Optimisation practice, leveraging the firm's deep Legal Operations and related expertise.
  • I have supported clients to undertake holistic legal function reviews with a focus on reaching best practice in 6 best practice domains: strategy, delivery, team, resources, technology and data
  • I have led project teams to develop AI support client solutions, including one to manage review of product disclosure statements for unfair contract terms.
  • I have implemented structured Legal Project Management methodologies across complex client engagements including in relation to a portfolio of significant infrastructure project matters.
  • I led development of Australia's first Legal Operations Graduate Program, launched by MinterEllison in 2019, which cemented our position as the employer of choice for Legal Operations and assisted to build our pipeline of future industry leaders.
  • I have been identified as a thought leader within the Legal Operations industry, including through speaking invitations to conferences such as JD Horizons, ALTACon and the Legal Tech Fest.