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About Us

Janie Thomas – Director

Janie Thomas – Managing Director/CEO

Janie is the Managing Director/CEO of OneLegal Training, a Registered Training Organisation, and also OneLegal, our Legal Recruitment Division.

 

A qualified Lawyer and accredited Trainer and Assessor, Janie has been involved in Legal Recruitment, Training and Mentoring since 2006.

 

In 2008, Janie established OneLegal, the recruitment division of the business which has been successfully assisting individuals with all aspects of their legal careers ever since.

 

Janie was previously employed within the legal industry in the UK and Australia for over 15 years, progressing through the roles of Legal Secretary, Paralegal/Law Clerk and finally as a fully-qualified Lawyer.

 

Janie practised in the Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution and Commercial Law teams of two specialised law firms based in Melbourne.  Janie has also experienced life at a number of top and mid tier Australian law firms including Herbert Smith Freehills (now Freehills, Blake Dawson Waldron (now Blake Dawson), Allens Arthur Robinson and Middletons (now K&L Gates), as well as top “magic circle” firms in London.

 

An accomplished public speaker, Janie regularly presents to groups of all sizes on varying topics such as the legal profession, careers in legal and legal training opportunities.  Janie also consults to the legal profession in relation to legal training and legal recruitment matters.

 

Janie is also driven by her philanthropic interests and involvement in charity work.  This includes rescuing horses from abattoirs, knackeries and horse sales, as well as aiding students within the education sector.  She has been Company Secretary and Director of a well-regarded not-for-profit organisation and an active participant within a number of other charities.

 

During any downtime, Janie enjoys looking after and riding her eight rescue horses and walking her two rescue dogs, as well as reading biographies, renovating old, dilapidated houses and catching up with friends for a good hearty meal and glass of red!

Claudia Simiane – RTO Administrator

Claudia is the RTO Administrator for OneLegal Training and also the Coordinator for OneLegal, our Legal Recruitment Division.

 

The voice that greets you when you call the OneLegal Group is Claudia who is here to assist with any enquiry you may have.

 

Another aspect of Claudia’s role is to visit local schools, law firms and Careers’ Fairs to talk about the various courses that OneLegal can offer, as well as launching your legal career.

 

Claudia holds a Bachelor of Business (Management & Human Resource Management), and studied for legal subjects, which ignited her passion for legal which led to her joining OneLegal in 2016.

 

Claudia’s dedication is second to none when assisting individuals in developing their career in law. Claudia also spends significant time speaking to young people who are interested in exploring legal opportunities, and starting out on their legal journey.  As a OneLegal brand ambassador, Claudia promotes the benefits of the many OneLegal Training courses and can tailor a plan that will suit administrative legal support roles such as Legal Secretaries, Assistants, PA’s, Administrators and Paralegal/Law Clerks.

 

Claudia will soon complete TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment which will qualify Claudia as a registered Trainer and Assessor for OneLegal Training.

 

In her down time, Claudia enjoys keeping fit by hiking, jet-skiing, walking her dog and running.  Baking scrumptious cakes and biscuits is also one of her pastimes as well as experiencing many of the restaurants Melbourne has to offer with friends and family