TWO senior partners have joined the Brisbane office of Holding Redlich, one moving across from competitor firm MacDonnells Law and the other from Freehills.
Brian Healey, a former partner and commercial practice group leader with MacDonnells Law and before that a senior associate with McCullough Robertson in Brisbane, has been appointed a partner in the property and projects group.
Healy will specialise in commercial property advice and transactions, agribusiness law and retirement village work.
Healey has 14 years experience in the agribusiness sector in Queensland, NSW and the Northern Territory,
Jeremy Prentice, meanwhile, has joined the firm as a partner in the corporate and commercial practice group. Until recently he was a special counsel with Freehills and before that a partner with TressCox lawyers.
Prentice has more than 17 years experience in major projects and infrastructure, gained while working in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Perth and London.
Prentice has advised domestic and international government agencies, sponsors, funders, construction contractors and operators throughout Australia, the UK and the Middle East.
He has expertise in the ports, airports, aviation, defence and transport sectors, his knowledge of the defence and marine industries acquired while a legal officer with the Royal Australian Navy, where he began his career.
Holding Redlich national managing partner, Chris Lovell, said: “Healey adds considerable depth to our property and projects practice which is one of the largest in Brisbane.
“He is also rated one of the most respected and experienced agribusiness lawyers in Queensland, having gained extensive experience in that state and in NSW and the Northern Territory,” he said.
“Prentice’s international and naval experience will prove invaluable as he focuses on traditionally procured and PPP infrastructure contracts and projects in the defence, aviation, and mining services sectors,” Lovell said.