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Slaters promotes 25

Slaters promotes 25

Slater & Gordon has announced nine appointments in NSW, 11 in Victoria, four in Western Australia and one in Queensland.

Slater & Gordon has announced nine appointments in NSW, 11 in Victoria, four in Western Australia and one in Queensland, effective 1 July.

Vicky Antzoulatos, who started with the firm at the start of 1999 as a law graduate, was promoted from senior associate to principal lawyer, business and specialised litigation services, in Sydney.

Adrian Barakat, who was admitted in 2003 and joined Slaters in early 2011, was promoted from practice group leader, Ashfield, to practice group leader, Greater Western Sydney. Barakat assumed the direct responsibility for Slaters inner-west Sydney office at Ashfield for the past 18 months.  He will now lead the firm’s efforts to co-ordinate its growth in Greater Western Sydney.

Stuart Barnett, previously a partner at the law firm Reid and Reid, was promoted from practice group leader, Newcastle to practice group leader (personal injuries) regional NSW.

Genevieve Henderson, previously a partner with McClelland's in Sydney before it was acquired by Slaters in 2007, was promoted from practice group leader (motor vehicle accidents) to state practice group leader of that group.

Michael Lawandi was promoted from senior associate to practice group leader, Liverpool.He joined Slaters in 2007 also as part of the acquisition of McClelland’s.

Roshana May, formerly a partner of Maurice May Lawyers, was promoted from practice group leader (workers’ compensation) to state practice group leader (workers’ compensation).

Steven Mousas, who joined Slaters in 2011 as part of the acquisition of Keddies, was promoted from senior associate to practice group leader, Parramatta.

Tracy Tran, who joined Slaters in October 2007 as a paralegal, was promoted from lawyer to associate (business and specialised litigation services) in Sydney.

Jonathan Wertheim was promoted from lawyer to associate (business and specialised litigation services) in Sydney. He also started with Slaters in 2007 as a law graduate.

In Victoria, Katalin Blond (pictured), who commenced with the firm in 2002, was promoted from practice group leader, Geelong, to state practice group leader (motor vehicle accidents), Victoria.

Meghan Hoare was promoted from practice group leader to state practice group leader, (Workcover), Victoria, while Stuart LeGrand  was promoted from senior associate to practice group leader (personal injuries), South Frankston. Craig Sidebottom was promoted from practice group leader to state practice group leader, Tasmania. He joined Slaters in December 2004 from the Transport Accident Commission.

Odette McDonald was promoted from associate to senior associate, business and specialised litigation services, Melbourne.

Maria McGarvie, who first worked at Slaters in the Carlton office between 1985 and 1990 as a solicitor, was promoted to senior associate (personal injuries), South Melbourne. McGarvie took a break from legal practice when she went on parental leave and continued to work at the Australian Banking Industry Ombudsman and as grants manager and project manager at the Victorian Law Foundation, before returning to Slaters in 2008.

Elizabeth Mukherji was promoted from associate to senior associate (motor vehicle accidents),

Dandenong, while Rachel Jones was promoted from third-year lawyer to associate (business and specialised litigation services), Melbourne. Tracy Madden was promoted from lawyer to associate (asbestos), Melbourne, and James Naughton was promoted from third-year lawyer to associate (business and specialised litigation services). Cameron Tout was promoted from lawyer to associate (personal injuries), Warrnambool. He started with the firm at its Footscray office in 2008 as part of the merger with Secombs.

In Western Australia, Siri Siriwardene was promoted from corporate services manager to general manager, WA Operations. Siriwardene moved from the UK to Australia in 2011. Karina Hafford was promoted from practice group leader to practice group leader (medical negligence, public liability and MVA), WA. Hafford joined Slaters from Shine Lawyers in 2011 and has overseen further growth in the firm’s PI practice.

Tricia Wong was promoted from practice group leader to practice group leader (personal injuries), while Jamie Blair was promoted from associate to senior associate (public liability), Bunbury.

Finally, in Queensland, Barbara Fielding, who joined Slaters in 2007 with the acquisition of D'Arcy Lawyers, was promoted from associate to senior associate (personal injuries), Brisbane.

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