Global firm promotes 27 senior lawyers across Australian offices

Global firm promotes 27 senior lawyers across Australian offices

01 July 2021 By Naomi Neilson

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted 27 senior lawyers in Australia, six of whom will be elevated to special counsel and 21 into senior associate.

The Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) promotions have been made across the firm’s Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney offices and are made up of 57 per cent of female appointments.

Chief executive partner in Australia, Alison Deitz, commented: “Congratulations to this talented group of newly promoted senior lawyers, representing eight practice areas and four of our offices in Australia. Their exceptional client services and contributions to the success of our business are valued by clients and partners.”

The promotions are:


Corporate, M&A and securities:

  • Senior associate Ellen Whittred (Brisbane)
  • Senior associate Melody Zhou (Sydney, New Zealand qualified)

Environment and planning:

  • Senior associate Linda Choi (Melbourne)
  • Senior associate Krista MacPherson (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Evan Leong (Brisbane)
  • Senior associate Daniel Tweedale (Brisbane)

Financial restructuring and insolvency:

  • Special counsel Olivia Newman (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Jon Whealing (Sydney)

Litigation and disputes:

  • Senior associate Philip Archer (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Andrew Berriman (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Kate Dwyer (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Guru Kugananthan (Melbourne)
  • Senior associate Andrew Pattinson (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Martin Rustam (Brisbane)
  • Senior associate Chrystie Siapkas (Melbourne)
  • Senior associate Isobel Taylor (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Cara Walsh (Sydney)
  • Special counsel Jessica Luppino (Sydney)
  • Special counsel Melissa Hanna (Perth)

Projects and construction


  • Senior associate Edwina Cheung (Melbourne)
  • Senior associate Priya Kahlon (Perth)
  • Senior associate Jason Kalliris (Sydney)

Real estate

  • Special counsel Sally-Ann Rowland (Sydney)
  • Special counsel Duncan Webber (Sydney)
  • Senior associate Jacinta Magazzu (Melbourne)


  • Special counsel Kylie Lightman (Melbourne)

Risk and compliance

  • Senior associate Sachith Nilaweera (Melbourne)
Global firm promotes 27 senior lawyers across Australian offices
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