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WA firm nabs litigation heavyweight

WA firm nabs litigation heavyweight

One of WA’s largest litigation teams has picked up an expert litigator from Gilchrist Connell.

Commercial litigation lawyer Amanda Kailis (pictured) will join one of WA’s largest litigation teams at Lavan (formerly Lavan Legal) as special counsel.

“Lavan’s litigation and dispute resolution team has an excellent reputation in the Western Australian business place,” Ms Kailis said.

“I look forward to working in a team which is known for achieving quality outcomes for its clients.”

She joins the firm after a one-year stint at Gilchrist Connell.

Ms Kailis has a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution experience, having worked in a number of international law firms in Australia, and having practised in both New Zealand and the UK.

“Amanda’s commercial litigation experience gained in Australia and overseas will bring further valuable depth to the already substantial resources and experience of Lavan’s litigation and dispute resolution team,” said managing partner Dean Hely.

The 25-partner firm rebranded last month after nearly 10 years as Lavan Legal. The firm has a 120-year history, starting out as M G Lavan before changing to Lavan & Walsh, Lavan Solomon and then Phillips Fox.

Ms Kailis serves as a non-executive director of Sculpture by the Sea and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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