Middletons has announced a raft of promotions to start the new financial year.
Adam Fuller, Adam Howell, Stephen Hume and Chris Round have been promoted to the partnership, Stuart Newell elevated to special counsel and nine new senior associates added.
"[This has been] a very proud moment to see the culmination of many years of incredibly hard work and dedication to exceptional client service pay off. Above all, these new appointments possess, display and uphold the firm's vision and values and support the culture of the firm," said Middletons' national managing partner, Nick Nichola.
"These new appointments symbolise the firm's growth over the past 12 months. It is true the legal market has been challenging and will continue to be so, however so long as we remain committed to delivering the best service imaginable based on quality and value, we will continue to do well," Nichola said.
Working within the firm's banking and financial services group, Fuller acts for debt providers as well as those raising finance. He also has experience in corporate and acquisition finance, asset and structured finance and property and development finance.
Also within the banking and financial services group, Howell advises lenders and listed and unlisted borrowers on domestic and cross border financing transactions. He also works in corporate and acquisition finance, asset finance, project and infrastructure finance and debt restructuring.
Working in the corporate recovery and insolvency team, Hume has expertise in banking litigation, securities enforcement and corporate and personal insolvency related litigation. He advises listed and unlisted companies, financial institutions and accounting firms in relation to commercial disputes, security enforcement and receiverships and restructuring and insolvency matters.
In the intellectual property team, Round has extensive expertise in the registration of intellectual property rights and associated litigation. He represents clients in copyright, trade mark, patent, designs and associated trade practices litigation in all courts.