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Cite as: (2008) 82(7) LIJ, p. 96

On the move

Aconex Ltd
James Cook, formerly of Accenture Australia Ltd, has joined as legal counsel.

Aitken Partners
Aitken Walker & Strachan has changed its name to Aitken Partners. Ed Clark, formerly of BJT Legal, has joined as a partner.
Alexander Nicol, also formerly of BJT Legal, has joined as an employee solicitor.

Baker & McKenzie
Chris Chan, formerly of DLA Phillips Fox,  has joined as a general associate in the banking & finance team. 

C Marshall & Associates
Emma Turnbull has commenced as an employee solicitor practising in criminal law.

Camerons Lawyers Pty Ltd
Kim Douglass has become a director.

Catholic Education Office
Roger Kemelfield has joined as principal legal officer.

Marnie Farrant has joined as an employee solicitor.

Jennifer Gill, formerly of the Government Superannuation Office, has joined as the manager of legal services.

Gadens Lawyers
John O’Kane has become a partner. Ivanco Hristovski, Angela Tinson, Richard Partridge, Clare Exell and Novka Lacey have become senior associates. Louise Rhodes, Timothy Dorgan, Michael Flynn and Jonathan Bayly have become associates and Penelope Rutledge has joined as a solicitor.

Guild Legal Ltd
Mark Fitzgerald has been appointed a solicitor director.

Herbert Geer
Teresa Torcasio has joined as a partner.

Hoban Lawyers
JR & A Hoban has changed its name to Hoban Lawyers.

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Peter Bramwell, formerly of Gadens Lawyers, has joined as a partner, Nicole Maxwell has joined as special counsel and Caroline Grace has joined as a solicitor.

Incitec Pivot Ltd
Tamara Kayser, formerly of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, has joined as corporate counsel.

Johansson Solicitors
Kerry-Ann Frigo has joined as a solicitor.

La Trobe University
Peggy Kerdo, formerly of Victoria Legal Aid, has joined the faculty of law and management.

Lovegrove & Lord
John Perry, formerly of Wainwright Ryan Eid/Lawyers, has joined as a partner in the construction division. Tony Hulett has merged his commercial law practice with the firm and has joined as special counsel in the commercial division.

March & Maher Lawyers
Paul Marsh and Anthony Maher, both formerly of Wisewoulds Lawyers, have become partners of this new firm. Ian Ness, also formerly of Wisewoulds Lawyers, has become a consultant.

Mazda Australia
James Rosengarten, formerly of Freehills, has joined as corporate counsel.

Meier Denison Guymer
Peter Le Souef, formerly of LeSouef Preston & Associates, has merged his practice with Meier Denison Guymer and become a consultant. 

Mills Oakley Lawyers
Joel Dy has joined as a partner. Monica Hii, formerly of Bazzani Scully Brand Lawyers, has joined as a senior associate.

Monahan + Rowell Lawyers
Sarah Vorwerg has joined as an employee solicitor.

Rigby Cooke Lawyers
Julian Edelman, formerly of Madgwicks, has joined as a senior associate.

Rod Higgins Lawyer
Rod Higgins, formerly of Faram Ritchie Davies, has commenced practice as a sole practitioner in the name of Rod Higgins Lawyer.

Ryan Legal
Shane Ryan, formerly of Ryan Maloney Anderson, has commenced a new practice, Ryan Legal. Elisabeth Ryan has joined as an employee solicitor.

Slater & Gordon
Chris Forster has joined as state practice group manager, family law.

Stidston & Williams Weblaw
Virginia Warren has joined as a partner.

Taylor Splatt & Partners
Terry Weerappah, formerly of Stidston & Williams Weblaw, has joined as an associate lawyer in family law.

Tisher Liner & Co
Phillip Leaman and Jenny Garnham have been appointed as associates.

Transport Accident Commission
Angela Leahy, formerly of Symbion Health Ltd, has joined as a senior solicitor.

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Martin Ha has joined as a criminal law solicitor.

Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office
Dianna Gleeson and Belinda Trevean have become principal solicitors and Sally Robertson has become a senior solicitor in the litigation branch. Joanne Kummrow has become a principal solicitor and Natalie Blok has become a senior solicitor in the administrative branch.

Wisewoulds Lawyers
Adam Rich has been appointed as managing partner and Helen O’Connell has been appointed as a senior associate.


Brian Hayes
Brian Hayes of Williams Winter Solicitors died aged 85.

Contact points

Brysons Lawyers Pty Ltd
New contact details: Level 17, 114 William Street, Melbourne 3000, PO Box 183, Collins Street West 8007, ph 9602 2606, fax 8640 0693, website

Danny Cole Lawyer
New address: 38/438 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053, ph 9347 9118.

David Freeman
New contact details: Level 4, 91 William Street, Melbourne 3000, ph 9614 8448, fax 9629 7457, email

Doogue & O’Brien
New address: Level 5, 221 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Foster’s Lawyers
New address: 105/129 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 3182.

Griffin Sweeney Lawyers
New contact details: Suite 505, 530 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 3000, ph 9620 9100, fax 9620 9188.

Hallett West
New part-time office: 5/221 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, ph 9505 4422, fax 9537 7769, PO Box 3044, Ripponlea 3185.

Henry Carus & Associates
New contact details: The Brighton office has moved to Suite 6, 2-8 St Andrews Street, Brighton 3186, ph 9001 1318. The firm also has a new office at Level 2, 19 Prospect Street, Box Hill 3128, ph 9890 3506.

James Higgins & Co
New email address: enquiries@jameshiggins

Mark Fagenblat
New address: 3/185 Orrong Road, St Kilda East 3183. All other details remain the same.

Marsh & Maher Lawyers
New contact details: Level 15, 190 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, ph 9604 9400.

Rod Higgins Lawyer
New contact details: 39 Wyndham Street, Shepparton 3630, ph 5822 0590, fax 5822 2429, email

Valos Black & Associates
Change to DX: The firm is no longer using the DX service. All mail to go to Suite 3, 600 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.

Whyte Just & Moore
New satellite office: Unit 1, 215 Watton Street, Werribee 3030. l

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 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.


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