Hall & Wilcox boosts public sector practice with new appointment


Leading independent law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has boosted its public sector expertise by appointing Peter Ryan as Special Counsel to further develop the firm’s Victorian government practice.

Peter Ryan joins Hall & Wilcox from Victorian Managed Insurance Authority where he undertook several roles, including as General Manager Insurance Services, CEO Domestic Building Insurance and General Counsel. His previous roles include a Senior Legal Counsel Manager with the Victorian WorkCover Authority (now WorkSafe Victoria), and seven years in various in-house roles with the Transport Accident Commission.

Hall & Wilcox was appointed to the Victorian Legal Services Panel across several areas earlier this year (click here for further information).

Anastasia Coutsouvelis, partner at Hall & Wilcox, said Peter will be integral to driving the Victorian government practice. “Peter has a reputation as a highly regarded and respected lawyer, and he brings deep understanding of the Victorian government.

His experience across numerous large scale government issues will be a great asset to our team. We look forward to Peter’s contribution across many of our practice areas.”

Ms Coutsouvelis said Hall & Wilcox would continue to invest in its public sector practice. “We have a great opportunity to build this practice and make it an area of strength for the firm.  It also furthers our purpose of enabling our communities to thrive by delivering real value to Victorian Government clients.”


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