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On the Move

On the Move

By LIV Media


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

Promotions at Macpherson Kelley – Three New Principals

Melanie Gebbels has been promoted to Principal in Macpherson Kelley’s Brisbane Property team, Adam Foster and Kian Bone in its Melbourne Employment, Safety & Migration team.

“Melanie, Adam and Kian are outstanding lawyers. Their experience and dedication to delivering for clients made promoting them an easy decision,” said Macpherson Kelley National Managing Principal Lawyer Grant Guenther.

Accredited Family Law Specialist, Jodylee Bartal, and Louise Dorian join Schetzer Papaleo Family Lawyer’s Partnership

Schetzer Papaleo Family Lawyers is delighted to announce that as of 7 June 2021, the firm welcomes two new Partners to bolster its renowned family law practice.

Jodylee Bartal and Louise Dorian bring 40 years’ combined experience to the firm. Jodylee, an accredited family law specialist, is making the move from Aitken Partners alongside Schetzer Papaleo alumni, Louise, who is rejoining the firm after a six year hiatus with Gadens Lawyers.

Moray & Agnew promotes seven to the Partnership, and 18 to senior positions

National Law firm, Moray & Agnew announces 25 senior appointments. This includes the promotion of seven lawyers to the Partnership from a range of practice groups across our national network.

Effective 1 July 2021 we welcome the following to our Partnership: Prue Loader, Danielle Pastor, Lily Sher, Nicholas Sullivan, Gabrielle Watts, Joshua Wilcox, Kara Yacoubin.

Gadens celebrates 16 senior promotions

Gadens is delighted to announce 16 senior promotions – including five new partners, one special counsel, two directors and eight senior associates.

Effective 1 July, the following have been promoted to partnership; Alexandra Walker, Deivina Peethamparam, Liam Hennessy, Martin Nguyen, and Sean Huggins.

Harwood Andrews Principal Appointments

Harwood Andrews has started the 2021/22 financial year by announcing the appointment of Ali Erskine and Ben Broadhead as Principal.  Both Ali and Ben are part of the firm’s dispute resolution practice.

Slater and Gordon announces senior promotions across Australia

Slater and Gordon is pleased to announce 33 senior legal promotions across Australia. Slater and Gordon has welcomed four new Practice Group Leaders into its senior leadership team; Andrew Rich, Sarah Snowden, Kaitlin Ferris, and Eleni Sarian.

Four lawyers have been promoted to Principal Lawyer; Jane McCullough, Peter Boyle, Daniel Stojanski, and Nimna Rupasinghe.

Cornwalls promotes two staff to Partner, one new Senior Associate and seven new Associates across their Melbourne firm

Cornwalls has announced the promotion of 2 new partners within their Melbourne firm. Those named as Partner are Len Hickey and David Kreltszheim. Cornwalls

Cornwalls also announced the promotion of 1 new Senior Associate and 7 new Associates across the Melbourne firm. The firm’s newest senior associate, Emily Sahhar, is joined by new associates Micheal Dare, Jake Erman-Keogh, Ellen Karakoussis, Jessica Cirnigliaro, Nima Power, Yianni Koulouris and Zhe Kwan.

NewLaw Firm finalist expands partnership with addition of leading corporate and commercial lawyer, Georgina Parisis

Leading NewLaw litigation firm, Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell, continues its rapid growth trajectory with an expansion of their legal service offering to include a corporate and commercial law division.

Joining the firm’s partnership is Georgina Parisis, formerly of Moray & Agnew. Georgina is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer with a long-standing focus on mergers and acquisitions.

Lee Carroll Joins White & Case as a Partner in Melbourne

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global International Arbitration Practice with the addition of Lee Carroll as a partner in Melbourne.

"As our international arbitration work is increasing in the Asia-Pacific region, it has been clear that we needed to add to our group in Australia, which is one of the world’s largest infrastructure project markets," said White & Case partner Abby Cohen Smutny.

Hutchinson Legal and Wheeler Family Law have merged

Hutchinson Legal welcome Andrew Wheeler as their newest partner. Andrew Wheeler and his team bring a wealth of experience. This exciting development adds depth to Hutchinson Legal’s family law team and another office location (Dandenong).

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