STEPHEN TEALE has joined TurksLegal’s business and property group as a partner, after working as a partner in Melbourne with law firm Fitzpatrick Teale.
“After 20 years establishing a niche commercial practice I found that my clients needed greater scope and support, which TurksLegal could offer,” Teale said.
“I looked for a mid-tier firm that could provide the services my clients needed with strong synergies that would allow us all to grow, without loss of my identity and ability to service my clients personally, as can happen in a large firm.”
The appointment of Teale brings the partner numbers for the firm to 19.
“The appointment of Stephen Teale in our firm not only grows the business and property practice but also brings deeper corporate expertise to our insurance and financial services practice,” managing partner Peter Turk said.
“[Teale] has an in-depth knowledge of his field and has worked at a senior level with a number of friendly societies and other financial institutions, perfectly complimenting our solid client growth rate,” he said. “[Teale] has a clear and astute understanding of what clients want, knows how to grow a law practice and has a passion for innovation. We see him as a key component to reinforcing our market positioning and growing market share. He will help us do what we do best — be a business partner, not just ‘another service provider’.”