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LIV congratulates new accredited specialists

LIV congratulates new accredited specialists


The LIV recognised the accomplishments of 58 new accredited specialists last week at the 2018 Accredited Specialisation Conferral Ceremony.

LIV president Belinda Wilson congratulated the lawyers who attained accredited specialisation, saying that it was a significant achievement in any lawyers’ career.

“We are thrilled to welcome 58 new LIV accredited specialists in 2018.

“Accredited specialists are nationally recognised as demonstrating superior knowledge, outstanding skills, experience and proficiency in their preferred area of law,” she said.

The LIV accredited specialisation program has operated for more than 25 years, providing members of the legal profession and the community with a meaningful way of determining legal expertise and ensuring quality legal representation.

The LIV currently accredits 1115 specialists across 16 areas of law.

The LIV and the Specialisation Board congratulate the following practitioners who have attained LIV Accredited Specialisation in 2018:

Business law

Mark Bolton, Mark Bolton Legal

Children’s law

Brendan Annear, Claudia Grimberg

Melissa Chung, Victoria Legal Aid

Erica Contini, Victoria Legal Aid

Tamsin Mildenhall, Victoria Legal Aid

Natalie Tenaglia, Claudia Grimberg

Ann Valos, Ann Valos Criminal Law

Commercial litigation

Alexander Long Michael, Trumble Legal

Simon Matters, Sharrock Pitman Legal

David Phelan, Pearce Webster Dugdales

Tyler Stewart Wolff, Maloney Anderson Legal

James Sullivan, Sullivan Braham

Criminal law

Christina Michelle Beissmann, Victoria Legal Aid

Caitlin Blakeney, Greg Thomas Barrister & Solicitor

Menoz Bowler, Criminal Lawyer

Domenic Care, James Dowsley and Associates

Will Collins-Putland, Victoria Legal Aid

Heather Cooper, Leanne Warren & Associates

Kate Freshwater, Kate Freshwater Lawyer

Jessie Hughes, Papa Hughes Lawyers

Kin Leong, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Andrew Madden, Harper Buscombe & Madden

Kathryn McDonald, Victoria Legal Aid

Emily Metcalfe, Chester Metcalfe & Co

Naomi Newbound, Victoria Legal Aid

Sophie Parsons, Doogue & George

Jasmine Pisasale, Slades & Parsons

Stephanie Rennie, Environment Protection Authority

Timothy Schocker, Stary Norton Halphen Criminal Law Specialist

Iresha Siriwardana, Office of Public Prosecutions

Madeleine Smith, Smith and Tapper Criminal Lawyers

Nicholas Tehan, Slades & Parsons

Jarrod Van Arkadie, Victoria Legal Aid

Sally Vardy, Balmer & Associates Pty

Environmental, planning and local government law

Luke English, Mornington Legal

Nicholas Sutton, Planning & Property Partners

Family law

Charlotte Geddes, Coote Family Lawyers

Kepler Ryan, Lander & Rogers

Alexa Segerius, Coote Family Lawyers

Kathleen Trajcevski, Coote Family Lawyers

Claire Walczak, Lander & Rogers


Jordan Tew, Hannan Tew Immigration

James Wardlaw, Williamson Leske Wardlaw

Wills and estates

Rebecca Carne, Nevin Lenne Gross

Luisa Di Bernardo, Armstrong Legal

James Dimond, Macpherson Kelley

Ilana Erlich

Max Ezerins, Aitken Partners

Lachlan McKenzie, Moores

Jesse Rankine, Wightons Lawyers

Keren Roma, KLR Legal Services

Robyn Scamangas, Irongroup Lawyers

Workplace relations

Phoebe Blank, MinterEllison

Emily Creak, Maurice Blackburn

Joseph Kelly, Kelly Workplace Lawyers

Emma Moran, Gadens

James Remington, Nevett Ford Ballarat

Evan Willis, Holding Redlich


The LIV thanks major sponsor Gatehouse Legal Recruitment for sponsoring the 2018 Accredited Specialisation Conferral Ceremony. 

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