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On The Move

On The Move

By LIV Media


Here are some of the latest moves by lawyers and firms.

On The Move

Lauren Patford-Smith has left the employment of Hutchinson Legal and commenced her new Senior Lawyer / Independent Children’s Lawyer at Duffty & Simon.

Moray & Agnew Lawyers

In May 2020, Howard Obst, Principal Partner, Caroline Dew, Partner, Hilary Stokes, Senior Associate, lawyers and support staff will join Moray & Agnew Melbourne’s Professional Indemnity team.

Moray & Agnew’s half yearly promotions sees a substantial boost to our capacity to serve clients across a range of practice areas. Six partners, five special counsel and six senior associates will be promoted on 1 July 2020.

Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA)

The AIJA is moving to Sydney. As such, we are writing to inform you of changes to the AIJA contact information. We are no longer receiving emails to nor to We would ask that you please adjust your records and send all future email communication to

Kingston Reid

Australia’s largest national specialist workplace firm, Kingston Reid, has promoted two new partners and three lawyers effective 1 July. Special Counsel Katie Sweatman and Special Counsel Dominic Fleeton will take the number of partners at Kingston Reid, which opened for business in November last year and has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, to 11. Managing Partner Alice DeBoos says the promotions are due recognition of their outstanding work in their respective fields of expertise – Dominic in industrial relations, safety and employment and Katie in industrial relations, employment, and discrimination law. Both work in the Melbourne office.

Carter Newell Lawyers

Carter Newell Lawyers is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jane Coventry, Special Counsel to their Melbourne office.

HBA Legal

Gender diversity maintained through HBA 2020 promotions

Iona Sjahadi and Claire Tota will take up their positions at the HBA Legal partnership table from next month. The pair, who are being elevated from Senior Associate, will take over the practice areas of HBA Legal co-founders and Directors Nathan Hepple and Brett Ablong respectively, who will move into full-time business management roles with the company.

Environmental Justice Australia

Co-CEOs bring feminist game-change to legal leadership role

Environmental lawyers Nicola Rivers and Elizabeth McKinnon have been jointly appointed to head one of Australia’s leading public-interest legal organisations, Environmental Justice Australia (EJA). The two senior lawyers, each with two young children, will lead EJA with an unusual co-CEO model — a nascent leadership trend that allows women to advance their professional and personal commitments.

Tisher Liner FC Law

Tisher Liner FC Law are proud to announce the Promotions of Rob Oxley and Justine Clark to Principal and Felicity Simpson to Special Counsel.




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