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Two special counsel welcomed at Hall & Wilcox

Two special counsel welcomed at Hall & Wilcox

Eileen Meehan

The Australian firm has announced the appointments of two special counsel, with both joining from Bartier Perry.

Both Eileen Meehan (pictured left) and James Whiley (pictured right) have been welcomed to Hall & Wilcox’s Sydney office, where they will work in the business law firms’ private clients team.

Ms Meehan brings to her new role extensive experience in estate planning, having joined Hall & Wilcox from Bartier Perry where she was consulting to the private clients team.

Prior to this, Ms Meehan was a director in PwC’s private clients team where she specialised in estate planning also.

Meanwhile, Mr Whiley brings to his new role specialist expertise in estate planning, dispute resolution and succession planning for high net worth clients.

He too joins Hall & Wilcox from Bartier Perry where he was senior associate and responsible for a large portfolio of clients.

Mr Whiley’s prior experience includes a succession and estate planning role at PwC.

Hall & Wilcox partner Emma Woolley, who heads up the firm’s private clients practice, said the new appointees add significant depth and expertise to its national team.

“Eileen and James bring the knowledge, experience and understanding required for the delicate and often complex business of estate planning,” she said.

“We are seeing a significant increase in clients looking for specialist help with their personal estate planning and it is great to have James and Eileen in the team to help meet this need. They both look to understand what clients need, and we are confident their expertise will be highly valued by our clients.”


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