About Karyn Starmer

Karyn Starmer is a second career journalist working freelance in print, radio and online media after completing a Masters in Journalism. Karyn began her working life as a financial markets trader for an international bank but wandered away from Sydney. Now immersed in her local South Coast community, Canberra is a virtual second home and she spends a lot of time on the Kings Highway.

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Tanya Herbertson has joined Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers
Tanya Herbertson has joined Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers as their newest partner, bringing a team of lawyers with extensive experience in wills and estates with her. Tanya and her team will expand Meyer Vandenberg’s existing wills and estates team to offer expertise in estate planning, trusts, enduring power of attorney, elder law and estate litigation. Tanya began her career as a personal injury...
Bendigo tops banks for customer experience
With heightened public attention and increased regulatory pressure on business practices in Australia, there has never been a more important time to build strong customer relationships. As a result, more organisations are starting to think of their customers as assets that should be nurtured. As well they should, customers are voting with their feet and in the case of banks,...
Meyer Vandenberg puts leadership into practice
Lawyers from across Canberra gathered for the ACT Law Society's Government Law Drinks on 7 November, hosted by Meyer Vandenberg. The quarterly gathering is a welcome opportunity for lawyers to expand their networks and meet key people in the ACT. The guest speaker for the Spring event was Department of Health General Counsel Jackie Davis. Ms Davis spoke on leadership and...
Putting people first is good for business
Local Leaders
For Local Leader Dean Hill, good business is all about helping people. Driven by a desire to help and to be a part of the community, Dean is changing the focus of recruitment. With a business philosophy grounded in years of working in different industries, Dean is now the CEO of Effective People, an Australian-owned and operated recruitment company based...
Nominations Open for the Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards
Women can do more to celebrate their achievements. That's the message from Canberra Women in Business as they open nominations for their annual awards this week. Canberra Women in Business President Peta Swarbrick says, “We need to join together and recognise some of the extraordinary businesswomen we have here in the ACT". “Women are often juggling busy lives while managing...
Breaking up is hard to do
Expert Advice
The prospect of going to court can strike fear in the hearts and minds of even the most seasoned business owners. Litigation can be expensive and traumatising, but disputes that head down the path to court often don’t need to end up there. Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers special counsel and litigation expert Harry Kay says, “Courts are the stuff of television...