Bron O’Loan of O’Loan Family Law Pty Ltd, a local resident of Neutral Bay with her law firm based in North Sydney, has been named as a Finalist for the 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards in both the Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year and Business Services NSW categories.
The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.
About the Finalist
Bron O’Loan wasn’t always a divorce lawyer in North Sydney. The director and principal of O’Loan Family Law worked as a primary school teacher, a content creator for an I.T. firm and lecturer at Charles Sturt University, before making the daring decision to leave her high-paying job, and study a law degree: all with three young kids in tow.
She wanted to make a difference in the world—particularly for separating families and vulnerable children. So, Bron took the leap and started her own practice—in the middle of a pandemic.
Bron wanted to show there was a different way of doing things—and that the adversarial, jargon-rich lawyer stereotype certainly did not apply to her. Instead, O’Loan Family Law embodies kindness and compassion, supporting families as they navigate the often-complex legal system. They assist with parenting issues, property settlements, child and financial support, and finalising settlements in a way that saves clients money, time, and heartache.
Bron O’Loan explains, “As a former primary school teacher, I saw the impact of family separations on young kids. As a teacher, I could only do so much—but as a lawyer, I could make a genuine difference, and support families through some of the most difficult challenges in life.”
Bron goes on to say, “That’s why I started O’Loan Family Law—because I knew law could be different: better. With my own business, I could flip law on its head, and put things into practice to make an already difficult time even a little bit easier for families. Like fixed fees, where work is based on value, rather than reaching billable targets. And by working collaboratively—rather than competitively like old-school firms—my team secure better outcomes for our clients.
For me, revenue is just one part of the equation: it’s also about my work’s impact, and the power to be a catalyst for industry change.”
Being a Mumpreneur
Bron is delighted to be named as a finalist and is proud of her achievements, particularly being able to start a law firm in the middle of a pandemic. Since opening in September 2020, O’Loan Family Law has grown significantly. What began as a humble practice from Bron’s home office has now become a four-person operation, currently looking for a new superstar staff member.
Bron has also recently finished her first book, The Splits – how to help your kids navigate separation and divorce. Just released, it’s a guide to help families navigate the ups and downs of separation, covering everything on how to talk to and support your kids through separation, navigating the justice system, and establishing a new normal.
There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood as Bron explains, “There’s a lot of things I love about being a mumpreneur – like being in control of my destiny, supporting my wonderful staff and being creative in business. But what I love most is showing my kids they can always make a difference, and challenge the status quo.”
It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Bron gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise. “While I believe preparation is key to a strong business, I want people thinking of starting a business to know it’s okay to not have all the answers.
When you take the leap into business, it can sometimes feel like you’re stepping off a cliff. It’s scary—but the key to success is to feel that fear, and take the leap anyway. It’s okay to figure things out as you go. It’s okay to make mistakes; they’re inevitable, and everything is fixable. You just need the courage to keep going, no matter what.
Give yourself the best chance of success by dreaming big, planning, and surrounding yourself with supportive people smarter than you. All you have to do is find your super power—and do that well.
Remember your why. You deserve to be doing what you love. You deserve to have work-life balance—and you deserve to be happy.”
Read more at www.ausmumpreneur.com. The winners of the 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at an online event in September.
How O’Loan Family Law Can Help
If you are thinking about separating or have already separated, please contact 02 9922 2230 or via email by completing the form on this page to discuss your matter in complete confidence. Alternatively, If you’d like to book an appointment straight away, head to this link. We can advise and guide you to find the right resolution pathway for you and your family. O’Loan Family Law offers specialist family law advice, conveniently located in Lavender Bay on Sydney’s North Shore. We help separating families find amicable solutions that consider your unique situation so you can move on with your life. Our fixed and value pricing service offerings include collaborative practice, assisted DIY separation and what we like to call, the traditional family law pathway. We’ve got your back.
About the Author
Bron O’Loan is the Founder & Director of O’Loan Family Law and is an expert family lawyer and independent children’s lawyer. Bron has worked in Family Law since 2015 and is an experienced litigator and skilful negotiator in all family law matters. She is also an experienced speaker and author of The Splits – How to help your kids navigate separation and divorce.
Connect with Bron on LinkedIn: Bron O’Loan | LinkedIn
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