The most senior appointees include Nick Prove, who has been promoted to partner in the property team in Brisbane, and Alison Crawford, who is now special counsel in Adelaide’s dispute resolution team.
The promotions add depth to the Pipers team, which has recently seen the lateral hires of Lexia Wilson in property, Richard Chew in IT and Jacquie Browning in banking and finance.
“We are very proud that many of those we have promoted started as part of our Graduate Program. Today’s promotions demonstrate the firm’s genuine dedication to growing, supporting and nurturing our people,” said the firm’s managing partner, Tony Phelps.
Four senior associates were promoted in the dispute resolution team: Valerie Blacker in Brisbane, Maurice Lynch in Sydney and James Nunn and Brooke Willshire in Adelaide.
Will Fennell was promoted to senior associate in the Adelaide corporate team, James Ryan in the Sydney property and projects team and Kelly Scott in the Adelaide property and projects team.
The remaining promotions were to associate level:
Nawal Adhami, Property & Projects – Sydney
Scott Butcher, Dispute Resolution – Sydney
Kelly Douglas, Corporate – Sydney
Emily Eliades, Property & Projects – Sydney
Melissa Gerada, Dispute Resolution – Melbourne
Paul Henry, Corporate – Sydney
Elise Jenkin, Employment Relations – Adelaide
Alex Johnson, Dispute Resolution – Sydney
Kristen Le Mesurier, Dispute Resolution – Sydney
Cheryl Nemeth, Intellectual Property & Technology – Melbourne
Gabriella Plummer, Corporate – Sydney
Llon Riley, Corporate – Brisbane
Vanessa Rowe, Dispute Resolution – Sydney
Jen Tan, Corporate – Adelaide
Deniz Tas, Property & Projects – Sydney
Steven Taylor, Dispute Resolution – Sydney
Courtney Wright, Dispute Resolution – Melbourne
The promotions bring Piper Alderman’s partnership count to 53, with 190 legal professionals in all.