On 30 November, I had the pleasure of attending celebrations to mark Fairfax Legal’s decade since opening its doors in Papua New Guinea. During the evening Principal Keith Iduhu reflected on the decade that has been, by acknowledging and paying tribute to his first employees and clients and then shared his vision for the future, including exciting plans to open an experimental desk in Buka, Bougainville and to work even more closely with member firms within the PLN Network through things like, for example, staff secondments and greater collaboration on joint projects and intra-Pacific matters.
Other members of PLN Australia (Paul Toua) and PLN Advisory (Jinita Prasad) were also in attendance and able to share in the festivities along with all of the Fairfax Legal Staff.
Testament to Keith and Fairfax’s success over the decade were the presence of some of Keith’s longest standing clients. During the evening I had the opportunity to talk with many of Keith’s client’s who shared anecdotes of their work with Keith over the last 10 years. One guest remarked to me “I had my case with several lawyers for over seven years and when I handed the matter over to Keith, he had the matter resolved in 6 months! He is truly a fantastic litigator”.
In addition to celebrating a decade, the event also coincided with the anniversary of Fairfax Legal officially becoming the Papua New Guinea member firm of the Pacific Legal Network. Reflecting on the event, perhaps one of the best things was not only the opportunity to meet the many family, friends, and clients of Keith but to also spend time with his employees, revealing to me the breadth and depth of talent at Fairfax Legal as well as the possibilities and opportunities for Fairfax and the PLN Network as we embark on more exciting joint projects together.
Keith would like to thank all of the guests who attended the event as well as his family, friends and clients for their ongoing support for his business and vision over the last decade and into the future.