NRF poaches partners from 2 national competitors

By Emma Ryan|26 September 2018

Norton Rose Fulbright has recruited four partners, who join from two separate national firms.

The global firm has nabbed Holly McAdam, Richard Morrison and Martin Taylor from Sparke Helmore Lawyers, and Catherine Whitby from Clayton Utz – all of which will join NRF's Canberra office.


The four new partners are expected to begin this calendar year, with Ms McAdam to head up the Canberra office and team.

The four new partners have expertise in government matters, having advised numerous government departments and agencies on major infrastructure, procurement projects and governance issues.


“We highly value our strong links to federal and state governments, supported by a large and diverse national government practice,” said NRF managing partner in Australia Wayne Spanner.

“The appointment of four high calibre government advisors, in Holly, Richard, Martin, and Catherine, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to these important relationships and to investing in a strong presence in Canberra to serve the federal government into the future.”

Norton Rose Fulbright head of government Michael Greene offered a similar sentiment.

“We’re thrilled to be adding these four accomplished partners to Canberra, who bring with them decades of experience advising government and private sector clients on large-scale infrastructure and technology projects,” he said.

“Their strong history of advice across procurement, contracting, regulation, investigations and dispute resolution will only enhance our offering to existing and future clients and is a substantial boost to our Commonwealth government practice.”

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