Hall & Wilcox lawyers named in 2022 Best Lawyers in Australia


Hall & Wilcox is delighted to announce that five partners were awarded ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the 2022 Best Lawyers in Australia. 61 lawyers were recognised in the list.

The five ‘Lawyer of the Year’ recipients are: Anne MacNamara (Wealth Management/Succession Planning Practice, Sydney), Drew Castley (Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice, Brisbane), Kelli Stallard (Product Liability Litigation, Brisbane), John Hutchinson (Funds Management, Melbourne) and Meg Lee (Land Use and Zoning Law, Melbourne).

Best Lawyers is a peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Lawyers are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and likelihood to refer work and are divided by location and practice areas. ‘Lawyer of the Year’ recipients receive the most votes in their category.

Hall & Wilcox congratulates the following people:

  • Tony Macvean, Managing Partner – Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Equity Capital Markets Law
  • Dr Wolfgang Babeck, European Counsel – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jane Baddeley, Partner – Leasing Law, Real Property Law
  • Alison Baker, Partner – Employee Benefits Law
  • Natalie Bannister, Partner – Real Property Law
  • Noel Batrouney, Consultant – Litigation
  • Paul Baxter, Partner – Commercial Law, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Shipping and Maritime Law, Trade Law, Transportation Law
  • Melinda Bell, Special Counsel – Litigation
  • Stacey Boulton, Special Counsel – Insurance Law
  • Scott Butler, Partner – Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Fay Calderone, Partner – Labour and Employment Law
  • Drew Castley, Partner – Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice, Insurance Law, Litigation, Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Deborah Chew, Partner – Corporate/Governance Practice
  • Alison Choy Flannigan, Partner – Biotechnology Law, Health and Aged Care Law, Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law
  • John Coldham, Consultant – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Matthew Curll, Partner – Insurance Law, Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Aaron Dearden, Partner – Labour and Employment Law
  • James Deady, Partner – Commercial Law
  • Mark Dessi, Partner – Project Finance and Development Practice
  • Graydon Dowd, Partner – Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
  • Stephanie Driscoll, Partner – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Mark Dunphy, Partner – Employee Benefits Law, Labour and Employment Law
  • Andrew Fairley AM, Consultant – Superannuation Law
  • John Gray, Partner – Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Outsourcing Law, Privacy and Data Security Law, Telecommunications Law
  • Ben Hamilton, Partner – Intellectual Property Law
  • Frank Hinoporos, Partner – Tax Law
  • John Hutchinson, Consultant – Corporate / Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Equity Capital Markets Law, Funds Management, Investment Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Mark Inston, Partner – Asset Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law
  • Keith James, Consultant – Tax Law
  • Peter Jenkin, Special Counsel – Leasing Law, Real Property Law
  • Wayne Kelcey, Partner – Litigation
  • Nathan Kennedy, Partner – Insurance Law
  • Terry Killian, Partner – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Stephen Klotz, Partner – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation
  • Meg Lee, Partner – Land Use and Zoning Law, Planning and Environmental Law
  • Andrew Lyle, Consultant – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
  • Anne MacNamara, Partner – Superannuation Law, Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice
  • Ceri McDonald, Partner – Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Litigation, Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Jason McMahon, Partner – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Simon Morgan, Partner – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Harry New, Partner – Corporate/Governance Practice
  • Matthew Needham, Partner – Litigation
  • Andrew O'Bryan, Partner – Tax Law
  • Rory O'Connor, Partner – Planning and Environmental Law
  • Michael Parker, Partner – Tax Law
  • Ed Paton, Partner – Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Katherine Payne, Partner – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation
  • Mark Petrucco, Partner – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Martin Ross, Partner – Commercial Law, Defamation and Media Law, Entertainment Law, Sports Law
  • Chris Sacré, Partner – Shipping and Maritime Law, Transportation Law
  • Rebecca Shelley, Partner – Insurance Law
  • Rhett Slocombe, Partner – Insurance Law
  • Kelli Stallard, Partner – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
  • Sean Sullivan, Special Counsel – Insurance Law, Labour and Employment Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Ilona Strong, Partner – Insurance Law
  • Nicholas Studdert, Partner – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Joanna Turnbull, Partner – Insurance Law
  • Adrian Verdnik, Partner – Funds Management
  • Ahranee Vijayaseelan, Partner – Insurance Law


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