find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
New man in hot seat at Sydney boutique

New man in hot seat at Sydney boutique

Andrew Seaton has replaced Shane Barber as the head of Truman Hoyle.

 

Barber stands down after 10 years in the managing partner’s chair at Truman Hoyle, a boutique competition and technology firm that employs 35 lawyers.

In taking over the reins of the firm, Seaton paid tribute to Barber’s leadership.

“Shane was a fantastic managing partner,” said Seaton (pictured). “He was responsible for building the firm up from being a small Sydney-based CBD firm to being a leading Australian technology and media practice.”

Under Barber’s stewardship, Truman Hoyle established a ‘best friends’ relationship with Paris-based competition law firm Vogel & Vogel, as well as establishing a referral network with Gilbert + Tobin, Norton Rose and Clifford Chance.

Truman Hoyle is currently looking to expand its ‘best friends’ network to include firms in Singapore, New Zealand, the USA and the UK, rather than take the global law firm merger route.

However, Seaton told Lawyers Weekly that a merger with a global firm is not totally out of the question in the long-term.

“We have had around half-a-dozen approaches from global law firms and, while we are always happy to sit down with them, we are happy with our existing relationships with overseas firms,” said Seaton, “but that is not to say that we wouldn’t listen to a merger proposal with the right firm.”

Barber stood down from the managing partner position voluntarily and will remain with the firm as a partner. Seaton was unanimously endorsed as his replacement, with his initial term being for two years.

Seaton said that Truman Hoyle would be looking to expand its practice into the competition and M&A space, and that discussions with partners at other firms were continuing to boost its capabilities in those practice groups.

High-profile clients currently on the books of Truman Hoyle include Vodafone, Microsoft and NBN Co.

 

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

New man in hot seat at Sydney boutique
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice
06:04
‘Ego status’ compelled ex-lawyer to defraud $2.97M, court told
Debarred lawyer John Gordon Bradfield told an NSW District Court that he was driven by “ego status...
Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA), Queensland’s new industrial manslaughter legislation,
06:03
ALA welcomes ‘tough’ Qld manslaughter laws
The Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has welcomed Queensland’s new industrial manslaughter legisl...
Legal podcasts, tune in, microphone
06:00
Legal podcasts you have to tune in to right now
The rise of the internet has hailed in a new dawn for storytelling. Here’s our top pick of podcast...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...