About me

I’m Luke.  I’m a dispute resolution lawyer (Senior Associate) at Clayton Utz and former CEO and current board director of Out for Australia, an Australian LGBTIQ+ student mentoring non-profit.  I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws and from the University of Sydney in 2016 with a Master of Laws.  

My passions are talking about the law and about leadership.

I write about ideas and conversations that I have on how to make lawyers and other young professionals better, happier and more fulfilled.  I am also a regular speaker on personal development and diversity and inclusion initiatives and was a keynote speaker at the 2021 TEDxUQ conference.

My articles and opinions are my own, but I acknowledge my family and friends that provide great support and advice to make each article better than the last.

As well as being great therapy, I hope my writing helps young professionals be the best that they can be and shines a light on the challenges of working life that are overlooked or underappreciated.

Drop me a line on LinkedIn or at luke.furness@gmail.com

Invitations to Speak/Write

I can speak at most events and contribute to most publications with a bit of notice. See below my speaking and writing experience and get in contact.