Media Release | 30 November 2015

Hall & Wilcox expands national footprint with new Perth office

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox is continuing its national expansion by opening a new office in Perth today following the appointment of two new partners, Joel Sheldrick and Anton Vucak.

The initial practice in Perth will be providing legal services for the firm’s insurance and financial services sector clients. In addition to Joel and Anton, the team also includes special counsel Stephanie Driscoll, senior associates Rosena De Freitas and Liz Seggie and a team of 15 lawyers and support staff.

The Hall & Wilcox Perth office follows the firm’s growth in Sydney this year and recent expansion into Newcastle.

Tony Macvean, Managing Partner at Hall & Wilcox, said the new team greatly complements the firm’s financial services and insurance sector focus. “The new team builds on an area of strength for the firm.  In addition, we broadly see opportunity to grow our Perth presence in commercial areas of practice.

“The Perth office is part of our longer term strategy and we plan to further strategically grow our national footprint in the new year. It is heavily based on client expectation.”

Mr Macvean said the Perth office also provides a further springboard to attract in-bound and out-bound Asian work. “We are looking to build on our already strong connections with Asia, which includes a thriving China practice led by partner Eugene Chen,” Mr Macvean said.


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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