2020 Appointments

 

We’re proud to announce our 34 new senior appointments, including eight partners. This record number reflects our commitment to supporting our clients and enabling our people to thrive.

New partners as at 1 July 2020

John Bassilios

John Bassilios

Partner

Banking and Financial Services

‘Helping clients achieve their goals with practical and commercial legal advice. I love helping my clients and seeing them succeed.’
Vince Battaglia

Vince Battaglia

Partner

Banking & Financial Services

‘I love helping clients develop successful investment products in a highly complex and regulated industry.’
David Dickens

David Dickens

Partner

Commercial Dispute Resolution

‘I love working closely with clients and guiding the legal strategy through what is often a pivotal point in the company or organisation’s existence. I love delving deep, to really learn and understand a client’s business and industry. This helps ensure I deliver targeted, practical advice for clients, but it also makes the work very interesting.’
Emily Kyriacou

Emily Kyriacou

Partner

Property & Projects

‘I am passionate about developing great relationships with the clients I work for. I take time to get to know our clients, their business and their industry so that I can deliver a legal product for them that meets their particular needs.’
Elisa Paxton

Elisa Paxton

Partner

Statutory Insurance

‘I like to think of myself as a proactive and tenacious litigator. I love delving into the key issues of a case, being investigative and uncovering evidence to obtain the best possible outcome for my client.’
Katherine Payne

Katherine Payne

Partner

Commercial Dispute Resolution

‘I love problem solving, and particularly working with other people to achieve a strong strategic outcome. I also love the combination of commercial practicality and intellectual challenge which is inherent in insolvency and commercial disputes.’
Rebecca Shelley

Rebecca Shelley

Partner

Statutory Insurance

‘I love solving problems for my clients. Helping them to find a solution to sometimes seemingly intractable situations, which can involve some lateral thinking, is extremely satisfying.’
Tanya Smart

Tanya Smart

Partner

Statutory Insurance

‘I love the detective work of being a lawyer. ’

New special counsel as at 1 July 2020

Catherine Blair

Special Counsel

General Insurance

Ben Cotter

Special Counsel

Property & Projects

Catherine Freeman

Special Counsel

Statutory Insurance

Julian Hammond

Special Counsel

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Clare Kerley

Special Counsel

Employment

Mark Lebbon

Special Counsel

Corporate & Commercial

Joey Liu

Special Counsel

Property & Projects

David Markham

Special Counsel

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Mitch Stein

Special Counsel

General Insurance

Bridget Wall

Special Counsel

General Insurance

Belinda Walsh

Special Counsel

Statutory Insurance

New senior associates as at 1 July 2020

Courtney Daunt

Senior Associate

General Insurance

Chris Forder

Senior Associate

General Insurance

Brieanna Gallagher

Senior Associate

Statutory Insurance

Stephanie Gribbon

Senior Associate

Corporate & Commercial

Alicia Haesslein

Senior Associate

Corporate & Commercial

Travis Jackson

Senior Associate

Statutory Insurance

Caitlin Malone

Senior Associate

Statutory Insurance

David Mummery

Senior Associate

Corporate & Commercial

Vanessa Murphy

Senior Associate

Corporate & Commercial

Melissa Plavsic

Senior Associate

General Insurance

Stephanie Rocca

Senior Associate

Statutory Insurance

Ella Simmons

Senior Associate

Property & Projects

Nick Simpson

Senior Associate

General Insurance

Michael Suttner

Senior Associate

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Sining Wang

Senior Associate

Commercial Dispute Resolution