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Belinda Michalk, Sparke Helmore Lawyers

A raft of firms in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth have recently made internal partner appointments.

Sparke Helmore has boosted its Perth partner numbers with the promotion of Belinda Michalk (pictured) from special counsel to partner in its commercial insurance team.

Ms Michalk has extensive litigation experience across a range of matters, from property and personal injury actions to malicious prosecution claims.

Sparke Helmore’s national insurance group leader James Johnson said: “I’m delighted that Belinda has been promoted to the partnership. She is a very talented lawyer and the right person to lead our commercial insurance team in Perth.”

Since January, 70 per cent of Sparke Helmore’s new partner appointments have been female, and Ms Michalk joins Kerry Haddock, Larissa Mepstead, Penny Stevens and Nicole Fauvrelle on the list.

In Adelaide, Piper Alderman has promoted two partners in its national private client service team: Donna Benge and Rod Jones, who both joined the firm in 2011.

Ms Benge practices in the areas of estate and succession planning, wills and estates, while Mr Jones has more than 20 years’ experience advising trustees, trust beneficiaries, SMSFs and family businesses on succession planning, governance, trusts and will disputes.

Piper Alderman managing partner Tony Britten-Jones said: “Donna and Rod are trusted private client services practitioners and their promotion to the partnership is a direct result of the team’s growth, both in terms of clients and staff.”

Meanwhile, two of Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors’ senior workplace relations lawyers have been promoted to director at two of the firm’s offices.

Alana Paterson, who joined the firm in 2009, has been promoted to director of its Brisbane office and Luis Izzo, who joined the firm in 2012, has been promoted to director of its Sydney office.

Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors CEO Nigel Ward said: “It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce the appointment of our new directors, both of whom are our first ‘organic’ appointments to director.”

He continued: “Their promotions evidence the depth of our workplace relations practice, and are a deserved acknowledgement of the many successful outcomes Alana and Luis have achieved for numerous clients over an extensive period.”

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