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Clayton Utz appoints 5 partners


Clayton Utz will open 2019 with five additional partners across different practice areas and offices. 

The firm has announced it has appointed five new partners, effective 1 January. 

The new partners have been confirmed as Eleanor Dickens, Liz Humphry, Samy Mansour, Alexandra Rose and Joanne Teagle.

Ms Dickens hails from Clutz’s Brisbane-based government services practice. She specialises in public and administrative law, with a focus on complex government investigations including corruption and misconduct investigations, information law (FOI, privacy, data, public records and information policy), compliance and government decision-making processes, the firm’s statement explained. 


Ms Humphry, from the firm’s corporate practice in Perth, covers the full range of transactional and operational matters while having an avid focus on the energy and resources industry. Throughout her career she has advised on vast mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and equity capital transactions, projects and Australian regulatory compliance matters.

Mr Mansour, also from Clutz’s corporate practice but based in Sydney, has significant experience advising on investments, sales, joint ventures, projects, corporate governance and supply arrangements. He has worked across multiple industries including energy, resources, transport, infrastructure, health, insurance, manufacturing and retail.

Ms Rose’s new role sees her add to the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice in Sydney. She holds particular experience defending high-stakes class actions, product liability claims and multijurisdictional claims, the statement from Clayton Utz explained. She also has experience across a number of areas, including health, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer goods as well as the automotive and financial services industries. 

Last but not least, Ms Teagle takes to her role in the firm’s major projects and construction practice. According to the statement, Ms Teagle specialises in social housing, facilities management contracting, services contracting, government procurement and work health and safety. Throughout her 20 year career in the social housing sector, Ms Teagle has acted for a wide range of government social housing providers and asset/facility owners on all aspects of their project outsourcing requirements. 

“For more than a decade, Eleanor, Liz, Samy, Alex and Jo have worked exceptionally hard to build their reputations as specialists in their respective areas and have contributed significantly to the firm’s culture on many levels,” said Clayton Utz chief executive partner Rob Cutler on the new year appointments.

“We’re delighted to welcome them to the partnership and look forward to watching their careers continue to flourish as partners of Clayton Utz.”

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