The legal life – meet Daryl Lim

19 June 2020

Daryl Lim is a Special Counsel in our Corporate & Commercial group. With over 14 years of experience, Daryl’s practice is focussed on corporate M&A and financing transactions.

Daryl Lim

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

Music is just as big a part of my life as practising law. I still play keyboards in a cover band and enjoy playing in a few odd gigs during the year (work permitting of course!). Playing sports and music are key ways in which I try and achieve work life balance. One of my fondest memories was participating in a battle of the bands charity gig called Law Rocks. We didn’t win but it was still heaps of fun.

Favourite holiday spot?

Tokyo. I spent a few years working and travelling there. It’s the perfect blend of modern and traditional and I made some lifelong friends through those experiences.

What is the best piece of advice you can give lawyers starting out today?

Be flexible and try and give everything a go. Put your hand up if a client secondment opportunity ever arises. It is OK to have a goal of what you want to be, where you want to end up and the kind of experiences you want to expose yourself to but it is important to be open to new experiences. In so doing you will pick up a more diverse range of skills that will serve you well later down the track.

What do you think sets Rigby Cooke Lawyers apart from other firms?

It is a great place to work. If the lawyers and staff are happy, the team is technically and commercially sound and the services represents good value for money, I’ve found that good clients do naturally gravitate to the firm.

What do you enjoy most about working with your clients?

As one of my mentors used to say, with corporate M&A work, there are lots of ups and downs during the life cycle of a transaction so it is all about cherishing the small wins. I love closing deals, popping open that bottle of champagne at the board room table and everyone leaving the table happy. Then, doing it over again!