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
Norton Rose in new Australian shake-up

Norton Rose in new Australian shake-up

When UK silver circle firm Norton Rose merged with Australian firm Deacons, only part of the firm's intended shake up of the Australian legal market had occured.

WHEN UK silver circle firm Norton Rose merged with Australian firm Deacons, only part of the firm's intended shake up of the Australian legal market had occurred. 

The firm has, since then, undertaken a major recruitment and promotion drive, moving lawyers between its various practices and taking from competitor firms where possible. 

In the latest shake-up, Norton Rose has announced it is promoting 23 to Of Counsel and Special Counsel in a global promotion spree.

The promotions closely follow a recent announcement of 11 new partners.

Five of this week’s promotions are in Australia, on top of five in London, three in Paris, two each in Italy, Germany and Bahrain and one each in Hong Kong, Singapore, Warsaw and Amsterdam.

Seven of the promotions are in dispute resolution, six in banking, six in corporate (including two in insurance), two in tax, one in real estate, and one in competition.

Norton Rose has made some significant reshuffles since its entry into the Australian market.

The firm hired former Gilbert + Tobin energy and infrastructure lawyer Vincent Dwyer to its Sydney office in April.

Also last month, it announced the promotion of eight senior associates and three of counsel. The new partners included Michael Park in Melbourne and Murray Procter in Brisbane.

In February, less than two months after its merger with the Australian firm, it moved Perth office partner Shaun McRobert to its Hong Kong office. Partner Andrew Abernethy was moved from the firm’s Dubai office to the same office.

Peter Martyr, CEO, said: “This is our fifth set of promotions to Of Counsel, but the first to include Australia and special counsel.”

The special counsel promotions include Ben Allen in Sydney and Dean Kambovski and Dylan McKimmie in Melbourne in dispute resolution. In insurance, Toby Biddle and Nicholas Andrew were promoted to special counsel in Sydney.

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

Norton Rose in new Australian shake-up
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice, ALA, right-to-die law
Oct 24 2017
‘Right-to-die’ laws would be a relief for terminally ill: ALA
The passage of an assisted dying bill through the lower house of Victorian Parliament has been haile...
Oct 24 2017
Diversity top of agenda for future WA Law Society president
The advancement of diversity in the Western Australian legal profession will be one of the key items...
Oct 23 2017
How to fail well
The legal profession is due for an attitude adjustment when it comes to perceived failures, accordin...
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'...
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...
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 & ...