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Dibbs brings on new managing partner

Dibbs brings on new managing partner

Stephen Purcell

A former head of Henry Davis York has been appointed as the new managing partner at national firm DibbsBarker.

Yesterday, the firm announced that Stephen Purcell (pictured) would fill the role, after the firm's current managing partner Alan McArthur announced in April that he would step down after his term expired on 1 August. 

Mr Purcell was most recently the CEO of PPB Advisory, a role he held for seven years, during which time he oversaw its merger with Litmus Group.

Prior to joining PPB, he spent a decade as managing partner of Henry Davis York.

Mr Purcell indicated he was thrilled to be "returning to the legal market with fresh eyes and a different perspective".

"This is an era of immense change and challenge for the legal profession and there is no doubt we will see more of this in the coming years," he said.

"DibbsBarker has a strong platform for growth [...] I look forward to being a part of the next phase of the firm’s story, when I commence in a few months’ time."

DibbsBarker chairman Andrew Saxton welcomed Mr Purcell's appointment.

"Stephen is an inspiring leader, having performed very successfully in two long-term roles at the helm of major firms," he said.

He also thanked and commended Mr McArthur, the firm's longest-serving managing partner, for his leadership at the firm.

DibbsBarker has faced major changes in the past month, as its Canberra office split from the federation to join McInnes Wilson.

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