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.


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


Geoff Benson


Meg Lee

Partner & ESG Co-Lead

John Gray

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

Harvey Duckett


Luke Denham


Billie Kerkez

Manager – Smarter Recovery Solutions

Jemima Whiteman


Bradley White


Sarah Khan


Audrey Leahy

Special Counsel & Head of Irish Desk

Marie Mitilineos


Gloria Tam


Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

Eden Winokur

Partner & Head of Cyber

Sheldon Fu


James Pavlidis


Claire Bourke


Chloe Taylor


Silvana Brcina


Daphne Schilizzi


Andrew Banks


Isabella Urso


Jessica Liu


Amelia Spratt


Lisa Ziegert

Director – Client Solutions

David Cooper

Partner & Energy Co-Lead

Luke Raams


Emma McDonald


Carl Ayers


Maddison Reznik

Senior Associate & Trade Marks Attorney

Rebecca Dodd


Gretel Burns


Ruby Hunt

Pro Bono & Community Co-ordinator