Mills Oakley promotes 21 lawyers

By Jerome Doraisamy|25 June 2020

Another national law firm has made a raft of senior appointments, naming three lawyers to the partnership as well as eight special counsel and 10 senior associates.

Mills Oakley has made 21 senior appointments to launch into the new financial year, announcing three new partners, eight new special counsel and 10 new senior associates.


Speaking about the appointments, firm CEO John Nerurker said the firm is “absolutely committed to the career progression of our people, through the good times and the challenging times”.

“It is vital that we recognise, reward and retain our talent so that we can consolidate our position in anticipation of the return of business confidence in the not too distant future,” he added.


The firm’s newest partners are: Carly Mirza-Price (family law, Sydney), Tim Downing (corporate and commercial, Melbourne) and Oliver Young (government and administrative law, Melbourne).

The new special counsel are: Lauren Weier (corporate advisory, Brisbane), Hannah Carne and Phoebe Pitt (commercial disputes and insolvency, Melbourne), Rebecca Roberts (insurance, Perth), Alesha Burke (insurance, Sydney), Ashleigh Cowper (planning and environment, Sydney), Emma De Leon (property, Sydney) and Kate Appleyard (workplace relations, Perth).

Finally, Mills Oakley’s new senior associates are: Sharon Sangha (government and administrative law, Sydney), Adrienne Fraser and Morgan Walford (commercial disputes and insolvency, Brisbane), Alissa Harnath (commercial disputes and insolvency, Melbourne), Lucy Pye (commercial disputes and insolvency, Perth), Chris Palumbo (family law, Sydney), Claire Greenwood (insurance, Sydney), Daniella Christodoulou (insurance, Melbourne), Alex Jones (property, Sydney), Isobel Feben (private advisory, Melbourne).

The news follows Hall & Wilcox promoting 34 senior lawyers, Corrs Chambers Westgarth promoting seven to its partnership ranks, King & Wood Mallesons promoting four to partner, and Macpherson Kelley elevating 15 senior lawyers.

Mills Oakley promotes 21 lawyers
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