HSF promotes 55

HSF promotes 55

30 June 2021 By Lauren Croft

Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 55 staff, including two executive counsel and 53 senior associates, across the country.

Herbert Smith Freehills has elevated 55 staff, following the promotion of six Australian lawyers to the firm’s global partnership, as well as another eight Australian lawyers to counsel roles, in May 2021.


The promotion round includes two new executive counsel and 53 new senior associates across a variety of practice groups.

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian executive partner, Andrew Pike, said of the promotions: “Congratulations to our new executive counsel and senior associates. They each possess excellent client relationship and leadership skills and I am confident that they will continue to deliver great results for our clients and the firm. I wish them well in this next stage of their careers.”


The firm’s newest executive counsel are Rachel Dawson and Olga Klimczak, who both work in the HSF Perth office.

The newest senior associates are Rebecca Cook, Claire Bamford, Marijana Banovac, Dean Blumberg, Tim Coorey, David Curley, Edward Gainer, Lucinda Grant, Lucy Harris, Lucy Jacobsen, Mark Khouri, William Kunstler, Sian Lacy, Jack McDonell, Catie Moore, George Psaltis, Ellen Rattray, Hartley Spring, Michael Trent, Jessica Voong, Benedict Waterfall, Aria Wong, Priscilla Bourne, Carlotta Bruessel, Shannan Casey, Nicola Gollan, Travis Gooding, Brock Gunthorpe, Sam Hall, Claire Jago, Neil Joubert, James Kirkpatrick, Katherine Mackellar, Natasha Reurts, Maritsa Samios, Hilary Starr, Katya Udorovic, Ella van der Schans, Elizabeth Veljkovic, Zoe Wood, James Banh, Deanna Carlon, Marco Fedeli, Kate Hamilton, Takara Raymond, Ben Watson, Lauren Jeffries, Benjamin Robinson, Ella Darroch, Stephanie Purcell, Tessa Spence, Yannis Vrodos and Jess Burstow. 

The news follows Maddocks promoting 47, Wotton + Kearney elevating 34 lawyers as part of their biggest senior promotions round in history, national firm Holding Redlich elevating 45 lawyers across the country, global firms KWM and Allens promoting 63 staff and 24 staff respectively, McCullough Robertson elevating 16 to new positions, Moray & Agnew promoting 25 to new roles, Hall & Wilcox promoting 36 to senior roles, Dentons promoting 14 to new positions, and King & Wood Mallesons adding 10 to the partnership ranks.

HSF promotes 55
Intro image
lawyersweekly logo
The Women in Law Awards is the benchmark for excellence, recognising the empowering women influencing the Australian legal profession, celebrating the female leaders, role models and future champions of the industry. Register for the waitlist today for the opportunity to attend this remarkable awards ceremony and network with top legal professionals and fellow peers.
Visit womeninlaw.com.au