HopgoodGanim promotes 16, including 1 to partner

By Tony Zhang|09 September 2020

HopgoodGanim has made 16 promotions across the firm with one joining the partnership.

HopgoodGanim has made senior promotions across its special counsel, senior associate and associate positions with one promoted to partner, effective as of 1 October 2020.

Managing partner Bruce Humphrys congratulated the team on achieving these important career milestones.

“Whilst it has been a uniquely challenging year, it is welcoming to share positive news about the progression of our team members and the firm. These promotions display our ongoing commitment to the professional development of all team members,” Mr Humphrys said.


“All 16 lawyers have displayed resilience, are solution-focused practitioners and they build long-lasting relationships with colleagues and clients – attributes which are deserving of this recognition.

“I thank them for their commitment and contribution to HopgoodGanim and congratulate them on their achievement.”

Ivan Orola who is based in HopgoodGanim’s Brisbane office is promoted to partner.

Mr Orola is a career property lawyer with a practice focused on retirement living, commercial and retail property. Prior to joining HopgoodGanim in 2018, Mr Orola held a senior in-house role with QIC. He is also an active member of Urban Development Institute of Australia, Property Council of Australia and Committee for Brisbane.

Mr Orola’s appointment brings the firm’s partnership count to 42 from 1 October 2020.


The firms’ special counsel promotions are Kathleen Coggins and Dean Foley, both in their family and relationship law team. 

In addition to Ms Coggins and Mr Foley, four more of the firm’s family and relationship law team have been promoted in this round.

Ms Coggins is a Queensland Law Society Accredited family law specialist.

Mr Foley is also a Queensland Law Society Accredited family law specialist and a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

Lawyers Weekly has listed the full list of promotions across the firm.

Promotion to partner

Mr Orola, commercial property

Promotion to special counsel

Ms Coggins, family and relationship law

Mr Foley, family and relationship law

Promotion to senior associate

Kayla Causer, construction, infrastructure and major projects

Rob Dickfos, litigation and dispute resolution

Briar Francis, IP and technology

Stacey Percival, family and relationship law

Promotion to associate

Kimberley Cotterill, corporate and M&A

Sally-Anne Crane, construction, infrastructure and major projects

Breony Dowling, family and relationship law

Felicity Dunstone, IP and technology

Damon Hatchett, family and relationship law

Sarah Judge, Private Enterprise

Tess Lehn, family and relationship law

Ben Morris, corporate and M&A

Emma Scotney, corporate and M&A

HopgoodGanim promotes 16, including 1 to partner
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