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Cite as: September 2012 86 (09) LIJ, p.84

On the move

Arnold Bloch Leibler

Anetta Curkowicz, Damien Cuddihy, Daniel Snyder, David Robbins, Krystal Bedggood, Geoffrey Kozminsky and Jeremy Lanzer have been appointed as senior associates.

BNP Paribas Investment Partners Australia

Danielle Permezel, formerly of Victorian Funds Management Corporation, has joined as legal counsel.

Castle Legal

Melanie Heffernan has been appointed as director-principal.

Clayton Utz

Jonathan Li, formerly with Freehills, has joined as a partner.

Colin Biggers & Paisley

Nigel Watson, formerly of TressCox Lawyers, has joined as a partner.

Griffith Hack

Byron Bowman and Nick Hunter have been appointed as partners.

Hall & Wilcox

Anthony Bradica, formerly of Deloitte Lawyers, has joined as a partner.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith has merged with Freehills and will be led by joint CEOs David Willis and Gavin Bell.

HR Legal

Georgie Chapman has been promoted to senior associate.

HWL Ebsworth

Steven Smith, formerly of Herbert Geer, has joined as a partner.

Macpherson & Kelley

Jo Hastings has joined as a principal.


David Hartney and Stuart Weir have been appointed as partners.


Jacqueline Scarlett has been appointed as special counsel; Nabila Baraka, Caroline Cossio, Nick Dahlstrom, Ena Hadzanovic and Sandra O’Donnell have been appointed as senior associates.

Mills Oakley Lawyers

Miranda Avdyl has joined as a solicitor.

National Australia Bank

Gian Boeddu, formerly of King & Wood Mallesons, has joined as a corporate solicitor.

Nevett Ford

Ryan Curtis-Griffiths has been appointed as director.

Nicholas O’Donohue & Co

Ben Clarebrough has been appointed director of business & commercial Law, Ken Chai as associate, Stuart Milham, formerly of Thomsons Lawyers and Adrian Lynch, formerly of Hall & Wilcox, have joined as senior associates. The firm is now located at Level 29, 140 William Street Melbourne.

Northcote Lawyers

Peter Lynch has opened a new firm at 118 High Street, Northcote 3070, ph 9486 1661.

Pointon Partners

Ted Vlahos has been promoted to a partner and Laszlo Konya to a senior associate.

Russell Kennedy

Andrew Parlour has been promoted to principal and Chris Pollard, formerly of Hentys Lawyers, has joined as special counsel.

Schetzer Constantinou Lawyers

Peter Haug, formerly of Marshalls & Dent, has joined as a partner.

Septimus Jones & Lee

John Bloom has joined as a consultant and Michael Long as a partner.

South West Community Legal Centre

Funding for the centre was terminated and the centre has closed.

Victoria Legal Aid

Nathan Goetz, formerly associate to His Honour Judge Punshon of the County Court, has resumed practice as a solicitor. Eliza Bateman has joined as a senior lawyer in equality law in the civil justice, access and equity program.

Contact points

Tony Hinz & Associates

New contact details: Level 3, 221 Queens Street, Melbourne 3000, email

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