Hall & Wilcox welcomes super partner Heather Gray and team

Leading Australian independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox today announced the appointment of Heather Gray, one of Australia’s most prominent superannuation lawyers, to its partnership.

Heather has been appointed as a partner in the firm’s Superannuation and Financial Services team and brings with her highly credentialed colleagues Andrew Fairley, Jodi Preston and Lalitha Visuasam. Andrew, a superannuation industry doyen, has been appointed a consultant, Jodi has been appointed special counsel and Lalitha has been appointed senior associate.

Heather has more than 25 years’ experience in superannuation, financial services and trusts, and is considered one of the country’s leading superannuation lawyers. Heather has joined from DLA Piper, and was previously a partner at Holding Redlich and before that, Allens.

Heather joins leading superannuation partner Pamela McAlister and newly appointed partner Adrian Verdnik at Hall & Wilcox. Collectively, Heather, Pamela and Adrian represent some of Australia’s largest industry, public offer and corporate funds and have worked on numerous significant transactions in the sector.

Hall & Wilcox managing partner Tony Macvean said the combined team, including Heather, Pamela, Adrian, Andrew, Jodi, John Sudano, Rebecca James and Lalitha, positions the firm as an industry leader in the superannuation sector.

“With the addition of Heather, Andrew, Jodi and Lalitha, our already first-rate practice has the potential to be the very best superannuation practice in the country. Combined with our award-winning* funds and financial services team, the firm is strongly placed to continue to succeed in this sector of strategic focus.

“Our ability to attract senior lawyer appointments like these just continues to reflect the appeal of the firm’s positioning and value proposition,” Tony said.

Heather said that she decided to join Hall & Wilcox because of the firm’s strategic focus on the funds and financial services sector, the firm’s suitability for her clients, the firm’s culture and its shared vision for her practice’s future.

“Hall & Wilcox has a reputation as one of Australia’s leading firms in the financial services sector,” she said.

“The firm has a strong focus on superannuation and we are all looking forward to working alongside Pam, Adrian and the others. I believe our collective experience will really add value for our mutual clients.”

Heather, Andrew, Jodi and Lalitha commenced at Hall & Wilcox today.


Emma Woolley

Partner & Head of Family Office Advisory

Karl Rozenbergs

Partner and Co-Lead Health & Care

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 Leader

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 and Co-Lead Health & Care

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

Nicole Tumiati

Partner & Retail & Consumer Goods Leader

Marie Mitilineos


Gloria Tam


Peter Jones

Senior Commercial Counsel

Eden Winokur

Partner & Head of Cyber

Jennifer Degotardi

Partner & NSW Government Co-Lead

Sheldon Fu


Claire Bourke


Silvana Brcina


Daphne Schilizzi


Andrew Banks


Isabella Urso


Jessica Liu


Amelia Spratt


Lisa Ziegert

Director – Client Solutions

Luke Raams


Emma McDonald


Carl Ayers


Maddison Reznik

Senior Associate & Trade Marks Attorney

Rebecca Dodd


Ruby Hunt

Pro Bono & Community Co-ordinator

Rachel Bonic


Samantha Frost


Emma Bechaz


Matt Dolan


Luke Hefferan


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