Hall & Wilcox announces new Chief Executive Partner


After 16 years as Hall & Wilcox’s Managing Partner, Tony Macvean will be stepping down in June 2024.

Hall & Wilcox is pleased to announce that Graydon Dowd has been elected as the firm’s Chief Executive Partner from 1 July 2024.

Graydon is well credentialed to be Hall & Wilcox’s Chief Executive Partner. Graydon is a highly regarded litigation lawyer and for many years he led Hall & Wilcox’s internationally recognised litigation and dispute resolution team.

Hall & Wilcox Chair Emma Woolley congratulated Graydon on his appointment.

‘Graydon is highly respected across the firm and the market,’ she said.

‘Since he joined Hall & Wilcox in 2012, Graydon has played a strategic role in driving the firm’s national growth and supporting other practices and leaders in their evolution and success.’

Emma also paid tribute to Tony, who has driven the firm to its extraordinary growth and success since he became Managing Partner in 2007.

‘Over the past 16 years, the firm has grown 10-fold to 128 partners, over 1000 people and eight offices. Hall & Wilcox is now considered one of Australia’s leading independent national firms,’ Emma said.

‘Tony has driven our commitment to our purpose of enabling clients, people and communities to thrive. Under his leadership, we have strengthened our focus on delivering the best technical and service experience for our clients, made Hall & Wilcox a destination firm for high-quality lawyers and business professionals and ensured we remain supportive and engaged with the communities in which we live and work.’

Tony will continue as Managing Partner until 30 June 2024 and his current intention is to remain at the firm as a partner.

‘The firm is in a strong position to continue to grow and thrive. We are in a good place and in very good hands,’ said Emma.


Melinda Woledge

Melinda Woledge

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Melinda is the Marketing & Communications Manager. She is responsible for the external and internal communication strategy.

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