Canberra the latest target for Hall & Wilcox expansion

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has announced it is opening a new Canberra office, fresh after broadening its footprint to Newcastle and Perth and relocating its burgeoning Sydney office, during 2015.

The firm’s Canberra presence will initially be led by partner Matthew Needham and includes three legal and two support staff.

Hall & Wilcox’s Canberra office will initially focus on insurance, but is expected to expand into other areas of practice such as finance, taxation, government, employment and property.

Tony Macvean, Managing Partner at Hall & Wilcox, said the firm was pleased to attract someone with Mr Needham’s experience and expertise to kick-start its’ Canberra operations. “Matthew heads a strong team in statutory and general insurance for the ACT, and his practice greatly complements our existing statutory and general insurance practices.”

“The Canberra office is an important step toward a national presence. Aside from developing a strong insurance team we also see many opportunities in Canberra for other areas of practice, particularly in government, finance and taxation.”

Hall & Wilcox’s expansion in 2015 into Newcastle, Perth and now Canberra has seen Hall & Wilcox total partner numbers grow from 42 in early 2015 to 64 after Mr Needham commences at the firm.

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Emma Woolley

Partner & Head of Family Office Advisory

Karl Rozenbergs

Partner & Co-Lead, Health & Community

Ben Hamilton

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

James Deady

Partner & Technology and Digital Economy Co-Lead

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

John Bassilios

Partner & Fintech and Blockchain Lead

Matthew Curll

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Melanie Smith

Director – Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Nathan Kennedy

Partner, Head of Pro Bono & Community and ESG Co-Lead

William Moore

Partner & Head of Private Clients Advisory

Mark Dessi

Partner & Energy Co-Lead

Katie McKenzie

Director – People & Culture

James Bull

Special Counsel & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Desk

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate & Frank Lab Co-Lead

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Co-Lead, Health & Community

Jordon Lee

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Geoff Benson

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Meg Lee

Partner & ESG Co-Lead

John Gray

Partner, Technology & Digital Economy Co-Lead and NSW Government Co-Lead

Harvey Duckett

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Luke Denham

Lawyer

Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Jemima Whiteman

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Bradley White

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Sarah Khan

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Audrey Leahy

Special Counsel & Head of Irish Desk

Marie Mitilineos

Lawyer

Gloria Tam

Lawyer

Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

Eden Winokur

Partner & Head of Cyber

Sheldon Fu

Lawyer

James Pavlidis

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Claire Bourke

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Chloe Taylor

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Silvana Brcina

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Daphne Schilizzi

Lawyer

Andrew Banks

Lawyer

Isabella Urso

Lawyer

Jessica Liu

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Amelia Spratt

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Lisa Ziegert

Director – Client Solutions

David Cooper

Partner & Energy Co-Lead

Luke Raams

Lawyer

Emma McDonald

Lawyer

Carl Ayers

Lawyer

Maddison Reznik

Senior Associate & Trade Marks Attorney

Rebecca Dodd

Lawyer

Gretel Burns

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Ruby Hunt

Pro Bono & Community Co-ordinator