find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (1-3 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Sydney NSW 2000
· Join a dynamic Firm · Excellent career growth opportunity
View details
In-house lawyer 1-4 PAE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Leading Brand · Report to a Dynamic Legal Counsel
View details
Cowell Clarke promotes trio

Cowell Clarke promotes trio

Adelaide firm Cowell Clarke has made three internal promotions to partner.

Paul Bradley, Catherine Evans (pictured) and Megan Jongebloed are all corporate and commercial lawyers with different areas of expertise, and have all been promoted from special counsel.

Bradley heads the firm's energy & resources and environmental group and regularly acts in matters involving large Australian energy companies. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, private equity, commercial transactions and corporate law, and worked for a number of years in London and China.  Bradley is a committee member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Lawyers Association SA (AMPLA) and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). He speaks Mandarin and has a keen interest in Chinese investment into Australia.

Evans has a focus on financial services, superannuation and funds management, and banking and corporate finance. She was admitted in 2003 and has had significant experience in private practice, and also in-house with a large multi-national IT company supporting a major bank. Evans is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (Finsia) and the SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA), and is the firm's representative member of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA).

Jongebloed is a Personal Property Securities Act expert. Her experience includes advising on acquisitions and divestments of assets for businesses and companies in South Australia, nationally and offshore. She is a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Cowell Clarke’s managing partner, Jon Clarke, said the promotions underpinned the firm’s continuing strong growth and had been made in an environment of market contraction both nationally and in South Australia.

“While many legal firms over the past 12 months or so have been downsizing, Cowell Clarke has experienced real growth in the order of 10 per cent, and we are proud of the fact that our three new partners have been promoted from within the firm.”

He added that, in the current challenging market, there was much more demand from clients for alternatives to hourly billing.

“Clients have understood for some time that value is not dictated by the hourly charge but by what can be achieved without unnecessary add-ons such as paying for client education and administrative services,” he said.

“As a result, there is currently much more demand for fixed fees or staged-fixed billing.”

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

Cowell Clarke promotes trio
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by Crowd & Co. The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, ev...
Scales of Justice, Victorian County Court, retiring judges
Aug 21 2017
Replacements named for retired Vic judges
Two new judicial officers have been appointed in the Victorian County Court, following the retire...
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 & ...