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Cite as: August 2015 89 (8) LIJ, p.73

On the move


Kate Austin, Michelle Bennett, Rosannah Healy, Alexandra Pearce, Penny Alexander and Mark Williams have been promoted to managing associate. Matthew De Remer, Andrew Wilcock, Stephanie Malon, Carissa Apps and David Stewart have been promoted to senior associate.

Bazzani Scully Priddle Lawyers

Alison Elverd has been appointed as a director.


Ryan Solomons, formerly of Solo Legal Services, has joined as special counsel.

Blackwood Family Lawyers

Natalie Fifield has joined as a lawyer. Danielle Sturgeon has been promoted to senior associate. Senior associate Caroline Khoury has returned from maternity leave.


Brihony Boan, formerly of K&L Gates, has joined as partner in the property, construction and planning team. Louise Rhodes has been promoted to special counsel. Ashleigh Le, Chris Hood and Rebecca Argyle have been promoted to senior associate. Dominic Pius, Helena Cosham, Jasmine Ireland, Lauren David, Matthew Burge, Mercia Mitchell and Richard Parrish have been promoted to associate.

Gilchrist Connell

Jason Newman has joined as principal. Marini Mann has joined as senior associate. Joel Zyngier has joined as special counsel for employment practices liability and management liability practice.

Holding Redlich

Sean Costello has been promoted to special counsel. Emily Booth, Lauran Freeman and Jarod Sacks have been promoted to senior lawyers.

Kalus Kenny Intelex

Denise Wightman has been promoted to partner in the commercial advisory team. Ron Fuchs, Prudence Long, Cameron Horvat and Peter Lettieri have been appointed as associates.

King & Wood Mallesons

William Heath and Michael Swinson have joined as partners.


Daniel Raso has been appointed principal in the property and construction team. Jennifer Jackson of the estate planning team and Brendan Herbert of the family law team have been promoted to senior lawyer.

Maurice Blackburn

Lachlan Fitch has been promoted to principal. Irina Lubomirska has been promoted to special counsel. Enrico Burgio, Carolyn Ford, Min Guo, Emily Hart, Jacinta Lewin, Janelle Morgan, Narelle Neagle and Daniel Victory have been promoted to senior associates. Tim Conboy, Natalie Devitsakis, Craig Parrish, Sam Pearce, Tahli Preston-Dixon, Andrea Tate, Genna Upson, Jenna Vardi and Paul Zaharias have been promoted to associate.

Oakleys Law

Toni Thomas has joined as a lawyer.

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick

Dr Mark Wickham has been appointed Partner and Mark Williams has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Taylor Preston Lawyers

Kathryn Footner, previously of Moray Agnew Lawyers, joins as a senior lawyer in the workcover and public liability team. Carolyn McInnes, previously of Victorian Legal Aid, has joined as a senior lawyer in the workcover team.

Tehan George & Co

Melanie Wyatt has joined as an associate, primarily in family law.

New Office

Altavilla Vessali

Altavilla Vessali has opened a branch office: 1647 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh. Ph: 9481 0777.


Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers has opened a Melbourne office: Level 12, 533 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Ph: 9909 6300.


GI & Sanicki Lawyers and Paul O’Gorman Entertainment Lawyers have merged.

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172, Peter Hanks QC has a new email:


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