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Corrs makes five partner promotions

Corrs makes five partner promotions

Corrs has made five new partner appointments in its start of financial year round of promotions.

The firm has also appointed seven new special counsel and 36 new associates.

All promotions take effect from today (1 July).

The new partners are: Lizzie Knight and Jaclyn Riley-Smith in the corporate advisory group in Sydney; Matthew Muir and Andrew McCormack in the construction group in Brisbane, and David Yates in the litigation group in Perth.

Reflecting the growing importance of Asia in the legal market here, new Sydney partner Lizzie Knight’s practice has a China focus.

The seven new special counsel are: Johanna O'Rourke (intellectual property & telecommunications) in Sydney; Meagan Johnston (property & infrastructure) in Perth; and Juanita Rayson (corporate advisory), James Davidson and Ashley Hill (litigation), and Danny O’Brien (environment & planning) in Brisbane.

Corrs partner and CEO John Denton (pictured) said the scale of the promotions marked an outstanding level of talent in the pipeline firm-wide.

“Congratulations go in particular to our new partners and special counsel who have been selected and recognised for the consistent excellence of their work, and the exceptional results they deliver to clients, the firm, their workgroups and colleagues,” Denton said.

“These promotions further grow our capabilities as a firm across diverse areas of expertise, industries and jurisdictions. Our new partners and special counsel are true leaders who have demonstrated their commitment and understanding of Corrs’ wider strategic and commercial goals, and who work to innovate and inspire at every level.

“Congratulations also go to our new associates who are at the start of their professional progression and who show great potential.”

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