Media Release | 2 June 2016

Hall & Wilcox adds new partner to Sydney commercial dispute resolution team

Leading independent business law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has added to its national commercial dispute resolution team by appointing new partner Stephen Klotz, who will be based in Sydney.

Stephen is an experienced and well-respected litigation lawyer with nearly 30 years’ commercial litigation experience. Stephen was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright (formerly Deacons) in the firm’s litigation team for 19 years. Prior to that Stephen was a partner at Dunhill Madden Butler for three years.

Stephen’s area of specialisation is in corporate and commercial dispute resolution, with a particular focus on complex debt, consumer law, contract, corporations law, equity, real property and regulatory investigations.

His industry knowledge covers finance, government, health, infrastructure, IT, mining, pharmaceutical, property, retail and transport.

Stephen commented that he was delighted to be joining the firm. “Hall & Wilcox has a reputation nationally as a high quality firm with a very collegial partnership. It is a great time to be joining them – last year they were one of Australia’s fastest growing law firms. I’m excited to be part of that growth.”

Tony Macvean, Managing Partner of Hall & Wilcox, said Stephen will be a valuable addition to the firm’s national CDR team. “Stephen is a talented practitioner whose experience greatly complements the work we are doing with our corporate clients.

“This is a strong practice within the firm but one with growth potential, and we think Stephen can play a key role in growing the Sydney and national commercial practice more generally.”


Oliver Jankowsky

Partner & Head of International Practice

Ed Paton

Partner & Head of SE Asia Practice

Eugene Chen

Partner & Head of China Practice

Melanie Smith

Director - Business Development, Marketing and Communications

Natalie Bannister

Partner & Commercial National Practice Leader

Rhett Slocombe

Partner & Insurance National Practice Leader

Katie McKenzie


James Bull

Special Counsel and Head of Frank

Melanie James

People & Culture Manager

Jacqui Barrett

Partner & Head of US Practice

Paul O’Donnell

Consultant & Head of Energy

Christopher Brown

Partner & Head of UK Practice

Lauren Parrant

Senior People & Culture Advisor, as at 1 July 2022

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jasmine Koh

Senior Associate and Head of Frank

Alison Choy Flannigan

Partner & Leader, Health & Community

Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

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