RAJ Lawyers has appointed Mark Doble as partner and national head of insolvency and debt recovery and Andrew Bland as partner and national head of employment law and industrial relations. The firm said Doble, previously at Deacons, has almost 15 years experience in handling ‘big ticket’ commercial and insolvency litigation and overseeing high volume recovery actions. Bland, previously a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, will apply his deep knowledge of the law with effective and practical advice to clients.
Middletons has added to its growing banking and finance team with the appointment of new partner, Paul Sroka, in Melbourne. Sroka joins a team which now includes six partners and his focus will be on project and infrastructure finance.
Hunt & Hunt has appointed partner David Thompson to its Melbourne office. He was previously a partner at Mills Oakley Lawyers. Thompson works exclusively in workplace law, including employment law, industrial relations, occupational health and safety and equal opportunity.
Darren Foeng has recently joined Mellor Olsson in the firm’s commercial services division. He is particularly interested in taxation planning and is experienced in providing Australian and international tax advice. His areas of expertise include income tax, capital gains tax and GST, as well as stamp duty aspects of transactions.
Gadens has appointed Paul Boonzaaier, Chris O’Shea and Craig Charlton to its growing property group in Brisbane. Boonzaaier has been appointed as a director. He was previously with Multiplex Developments in Sydney where he was in-house legal counsel. Boonzaaier brings to Gadens more than 16 years experience in all aspects of mixed use, community title and broadacre property development. Chris O’Shea also recently joined the firm as a director. O’Shea has more than 15 years experience with top-tier national firms. Craig Charlton has joined the property group as a consultant to the planning and environment team. He is a former town planner with the Queensland Government’s Department of Local Government and Planning (South East Queensland Planning Division).