Gadens Lawyers has promoted 30-year-old Anthony Whealy to partner. He has specialised in environmental, planning and local government laws for more than seven years, and has particular expertise in Land and Environment Court litigation. He has recently undertaken the Law Society Specialist Accreditation course for local government and planning law. Whealy left PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal and joined Gadens Lawyers’ planning environment and government group in Sydney in March 2005.
Deacons has appointed three new partners. Linda Rowley (property, environment and planning, Perth) is experienced in the full spectrum of planning, heritage and environment law with a particular focus on town planning. Rowley was previously at McLeods. Jenni Hill (commercial dispute resolution, Perth) has provided extensive advice on and acted in a broad range of corporate and commercial litigation matters and company disputes and represented clients in both the Federal and Supreme Courts. Hill was formerly a partner at Bennett & Co for four years. Janean Richards (commercial dispute resolution, Canberra) has considerable Commonwealth Government experience, particularly in administrative law, privacy, freedom of information, workers compensation and occupational health and safety.
Norman Waterhouse Lawyers has appointed Michael Ryan to its Adelaide office. He joins the firm as a partner in the property, infrastructure and development team. Ryan was previously at Kelly & Co, where he has been a partner in the firm’s mortgage and property industry group since 2001. He specialises in a wide range of commercial property and finance transactions.