We work hard to keep our connections alive.
With a dedicated reunion and event programme, the School ensures a long lasting relationship is established with past students who are located locally, interstate and globally. Annual events, such as the Alumni Connect Breakfast, bring together past students from Scotch College and PLC to network and give an opportunity to hear eminent speakers. Younger graduates one year out of School, return as Year 13 for a lunch as their first reunion, and these continued re-connections take place every ten years maintaining their strong ties with School.
The Easter Service and the Founders’ Day Service run annually to celebrate the ethos of the School, whilst the Annual OCA Art Exhibition provides a chance for past students and community members to come together to view work by artists who are Old Collegians or connected to Old Collegians. The OCA also facilitates the Welcome Lunch for daughters of PLC Old Collegians starting at PLC, together with their parents.
Tartan Lawyers Legal Breakfast: Work Flexibility, Work – Life Balance
The Old Scotch Collegians’ and PLC Old Collegians’ Associations will jointly host the annual Tartan Lawyers Breakfast on Thursday 13 June. We welcome OCA members and other members of the PLC community who are aspiring, current or retired members of the legal profession to join us for an insightful discussion.
Date: Thursday 13 June 2019
Venue: Clayton Utz Law Firm
Time: 7.15 am for 7.30 am to 9.00 am
Liz Humphry: PLC Old Collegian (1998) and Partner at Clayton Utz
Liz is a partner at Clayton Utz in Perth, practising in commercial and corporate law with a particular focus on the energy & resources industry. Liz has been practising as a lawyer for over 12 years, with most of that time spent at Clayton Utz. Liz is also national co-chair of Clayton Utz’s LGBTI program and sits on the board of not-for-profit organisation Child Australia.
Nicholas van Hattem: OSC (2002), Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers: Senior Vice President, The Law Society of Western Australia.
Nick began his career in 2008 as associate to the Hon Justice Miller in the Court of Appeal and took articles with Freehills in 2009. He worked at the Aboriginal Legal Service, Rio Tinto and as Assistant State Solicitor before joining the bar in February 2018. Nick has trial and appellate experience as sole counsel. In 2011, Nick co-founded the Piddington Society – a collegiate association of lawyers running social and educational events including its legendary Bali Conference. In 2013, he launched the ambitious Piddington Justice Project to connect law graduates with community legal centres. In 2017, he was recognised by the Law Society as Senior Lawyer of the Year.
Aaron McDonald: (Old Scotch Collegian 2001), Director, Pragma; Vice President, Old Scotch Collegians.
Aaron is a graduate of the University of Western Australia. He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2008 and in the High Court of Australia in 2009. He regularly appears as an advocate in all Courts and Tribunals, and has lectured to law and business students at tertiary level. Aaron founded Pragma in 2014.
Aaron has graduated with a Masters of Laws from the University of Western Australia. Aaron sits on the Courts Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia and is also a Committee member of The Piddington Society – an organisation which promotes access to justice and legal education. In 2017, Aaron founded the Subiaco Community Legal Service. He sits on the Board as Chair.