Fox Law three years in and going strong
JOSH Fox says working in law is all worthwhile when people say he's made their life easier.
The commercial lawyer who owns his own law firm, Fox Law, just celebrated three years in business over the weekend.
Josh, who is a Rocky boy, admits the starting years in business had been quite a journey and a bit of a rollercoaster.
"It has been good, I started out on my own but now I have two paralegals" he said.
"It has been a bit of a tough time over the last three years, with the mining downturn and real estate transaction volumes being down.
"We have grown despite the fact it hasn't been super easy."
The 30-year-old started his career working for the well-established local firm Rees R & Sydney Jones.
But he wanted to try and do things a little differently so he opened his own business.
"I guess I was just always interested in the business side of things, I had some ideas and wanted to do things differently," he said.
Josh said he loved being his own boss even if that meant taking on extra responsibilities.
"You try to spend the working hours doing the work of a lawyer but outside of that you have to put your business hat on to manage marketing and finances."
Josh, who is also president of the CQ Law Association, said he enjoyed practising and running his own firm in his hometown.
"One of the really good things about practicing in Rockhampton is we (lawyers) are usually all very friendly with one another," he said.
"There is a very competitive culture in the larger cities but I think we have a more collegiate environment here."