Barry.Nilsson has appointed Terrence Trainor (pictured) as special counsel of its family law practice.
Mr Trainor has joined the firm’s Brisbane office after more than 13 years working as a divorce lawyer in London. Most recently he headed the family law practice of UK firm Fletcher Day, where he was a partner of the blue-chip firm for a year.
Prior to that, the divorce lawyer previously worked for Bircham Dyson Bell and Ambrose Appelbe.
Commenting on his new role, Mr Trainor said that more than a decade working in London has put him in good stead to handle complex cross-jurisdictional family matters.
“[After] working in London, the divorce capital of the world, I’m looking forward to further building on the excellent achievements of the Barry.Nilsson family law team,” Mr Trainor said.
“Australia is rapidly attracting more highly skilled people from around the world and I’m delighted to join such a top-tier firm and contribute my international family law know-how.”
Don Leembruggen, Barry.Nilsson’s managing partner, said Mr Trainor’s appointment is testament to the firm’s ability “attract internationally proven talent”.
“The appointment of an industry-leading practitioner who has represented high-profile clients around the globe is the result of the decades of hard work that have established Barry.Nilsson’s reputation for family law excellence in Australia,” Mr Leembruggen said.
“Terrence Trainor’s expertise will enhance [our] growing national family law practice, ensuring we remain the most qualified and well-appointed family law firm for clients facing relationship breakdowns and a change in their family circumstances,” he said.