Commercial firm expands Brisbane office with 8 new starters
A national commercial law firm has boosted its capabilities in Brisbane with eight new starters, including three special counsel and one senior associate.
The three special counsel will commence at Holding Redlich as the firm undergoes its “strongest period of growth”. Queensland managing partner Paul Venus said Brisbane will continue to expand as it adds a “range of experts to our team” early in 2020.
“With this expansion, we added a new special counsel to our workplace team and two special counsel to private client practice group, plus many other new starters. We are very excited about this period of growth and being able to further expand our offering,” he said.
Joining the workplace team in Brisbane is Jackie Hamilton, as special counsels Laura Hanrahan and Nicole Treacey boost the firm’s private client practice group.
Senior associate Ainsley O’Keefe has also joined the Brisbane team. In addition, five graduates were promoted to lawyer positions and seven new graduates were added.
A team consisting of Ms Hanrahan, Ms Treacey and Ms O’Keefe has a specialisation in complex estate planning, estate administration and asset protection, estate capacity disputes and trust disputes including self-managed superannuation funds.
Partner Kylie Wilson, as part of this team, said the recent growth resulted in the team becoming one of the most highly skilled private client practice groups in Queensland.
“We are delighted to welcome three new experienced starters to our team, particularly at a time when this area is under the spotlight with many new issues and complexities,” she said.
In addition to the growth in the private client practice group, Mr Venus said the office’s property team will be another key area that undergoes significant expansion and has become one of the largest property teams within Brisbane.
“Property and real estate is one of the firm’s key areas nationally and we are so proud that we have been able to grow this practice to be one of the strongest in town,” he said.