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Cite as: (2008) 82(10) LIJ, p. 83

On the move

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service

Rebecca Boreham has joined in the Mildura branch office.

Becton Property Group Ltd

Ben Perry has joined as legal counsel.

Best Hooper

Shelley Lipe has joined the firm as a partner. James Lofting and Matthew Francke have been appointed as senior associates.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

David Baird has joined as a lawyer.

Dent Consulting & Legal

Graham Dent, formerly of Sparke Helmore Lawyers, has commenced practice as
Dent Consulting & Legal.

Dibbs Abbott Stillman

Siew Ling Lian has been appointed a partner in the banking and finance team.

DLA Phillips Fox

Andrew Natoli has joined the planning,
environment and local government team as a solicitor. Efi Goudakis has joined as a solicitor in the construction team, and
Serena Hildenbrand and Lucinda Brash have joined as solicitors in the government and regulatory team.

Fischer McCrae

Douglas Linnett has joined as a manager.

Forbes Dowling Lawyers

Roger Misso has joined as a senior lawyer.

Guy & Hinton

Arthur Ellem has joined as an employee solicitor.

Gillian Coote Family Law

Margaret Neal, formerly of Marshalls & Dent, has joined as a partner. Anna Goldthorp has left to undertake the Bar Readers’ course.

Herbert Geer

Chris Hartigan and Louise Russell, both formerly of Clayton Utz, have joined as partners. Geraldine Carney, formerly of Sparke Helmore, has joined as a solicitor.

Hogan Dodds & Moore

Desmond Dodds has become a partner.

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Matthew Boglis has joined as a solicitor.

Lander & Rogers Lawyers

Jane Fiske has joined as a lawyer.

Leo Cussen Institute

Melissa Seaman has joined as program coordinator of legal professional development.

Lovegrove & Lord

Justin Cotton, formerly of Rigby Cooke Lawyers, has joined as special counsel.

Macpherson + Kelley Lawyers

Justine Creedon has joined as senior associate. Grant Guenther, previously an articled clerk, is continuing as an employee solicitor. 

Maddocks

Shahriar Mofakhami, formerly of Malleson Stephen Jaques, has been appointed a partner in the tax team. Tina Savona has joined as a senior associate in the commercial group.

Middletons

Shalini Jayaweera and Tamara Cardan have joined as lawyers.

Monahan + Rowell Lawyers

Rita Zammit, formerly of Ball & Sons, has been appointed a partner.

Office of the Small Business Commissioner

Louis Vatousios has joined as principal mediator and senior legal counsel.

Russell Kennedy

Maria Jockel has joined as the principal of the immigration law group.

Schetzer Constantinou

The practices of JC Lawyers and Pearsons
Schetzer & Associates have merged to become Schetzer Constantinou. David Schetzer and Jim Constantinou are partners and  Sophie Fiasik, Louise Dorian and Paul Roberts are associates of the new firm.

Victoria Law Foundation

Tabitha Lovett, formerly of the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH), has been appointed to manage the Foundation’s grants program.

Victorian Managed Insurance Authority

Shani Salier has joined as a claims executive – legal.

Voitin Walker Davis Lawyers

Peter Mihailidis has been appointed as an associate.

Wisewoulds Lawyers

Fleur Jackson has joined as a senior associate.

Wotton + Kearney

Robin Shute has joined as a partner and Andrew Seiter has joined as a senior associate.

Contact points

Dent Consulting & Legal

New practice details: Level 1, 123 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn 3123, ph 9811 9960, fax 9813 0077, email graham@dentcl.com.

Michael Geller – Lawyer

New address: Unit 1, 73 Mimosa Road, Carnegie 3163.

Schetzer Constantinou

New contact details: Level 5, 170 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, DX 344 Melbourne, ph 8602 2000, fax 9670 7664.

SV Winter & Co

New address: Liverpool Chambers, Suite 2, 26 Liverpool Street, Melbourne 3000. All other details remain the same.

The material in this section comes primarily from information supplied to LIV Member Services. Practitioners may also forward a copy of this information directly to the LIJ at TWhitmey@liv.asn.au or LIJ, Legal Action, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000. Good quality digital photographs are welcome at a minimum width of 30mm x 40mm high at 300dpi.

New Admissions

The following people were admitted to practice as Australian lawyers and as officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 12 August 2008.

The LIJ welcomes them to their chosen profession.

ALEXANDER, Andrew

BAKER, Claire

BARNES, Jessica

BASER, Berna

BEECH, Amelia

BLOOM, Tanya

BURTON, Tracy

CALIGIURI, Elisa

CHENG, Lu

CHEUNG, Jacky

CLARK, Erica

CURRY, Iain

DANG, John

DE FOREST, Samantha

DEACON, Bradley

DEMICOLI, Andrew

ESMERIAN, Ararad

FELKEL, Andrew

GREEN, Benjamin

GROVE, David

HASLOCK, Catherine

HEALEY, Sharon

HOCKING, Kate

HORNE, Peter

JOHAL, Sharon

KAVANAGH, Andrew

KING, Marena

KORMAN, Jonathan

KOZAROSKI, Ilce

KROWITZ, Lauren

LAU, Angela

LYNCH, Karelia

MAHONEY, Damian

MARQUEZ, Michelle

MCDONALD, Kathryn

MCKENZIE, Gillian

MITELMAN, Matisse

MUKERJEE, Mondira

MULLA, Adriana

MURATI, Lirim

MURRAY, Peter

MYERS, Daniel

NANCARROW, Samala

NEWDICK, Julie

NG, King

NGUYEN, Monica

O’SHEA, Elizabeth

PATTON, Alexander

RACKY, Laura

RAWLINS, Carolyn

RICHTER, Jessica

ROBERTS, Samuel

RYBALKA, Sarah

SAUNDERS, Christopher

SGAMBARO, Theresa

SHIRREFF, Krystle

SPARKS, Nicholas

THOMAS, Caitlin

THOMPSON, Andrew

TIWARI, Pratima

TRUONG, Phuong

TWYFORD, David

VAN LIEROP, Richard

VOGEL, Maralee

VRACHNAS, Roger

WALKER, Linsey

WALKER, Tracey

WOLLARD, Talitha

The following people were admitted to practice as Australian lawyers and as officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria on 16 September 2008.

The LIJ welcomes them to their chosen profession.

BAKER, Andrew

BECHMANN, Cornelia

BOSCH, Susan

COREA, Dilshari

DEAL, Gabrielle

DI BLASI, Nadine

EWE, Yean

FLAX, Clifford

GARDE, Catherine

GEORGIEVSKI, Andriana

GUEST, Angela

HALL, Gregory

HELLRIEGEL, Katrina

HU, Liu-Yen

HUNT, Allison

KAPANTZIAN, Arthur

KEE, Thuan-Chian

LAU, Joanne

LAVEGLIA, Daniella

LEGGETT, Joelle

LEUNG, Kai

LEYDON, Kelly

MATSON, Denis

PEZOS, Peter

PORTNOY, Maria

PRINCE, Melissa

READE, Benjamin

REICHARD, Elizabeth

ROGAN, Timothy

SHAW, Anthony

SMITH, Kate

TESORIERO, Christopher

THEOPHANOUS, Haralambos

TONG, Derek

TRIGG, Karlene

VARKER, Erin

WATSON, Brooke

WEBB, Nicole

WILLIAMS, Nicholas

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