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Senior associate to lead Shine’s Wollongong office

National plaintiff firm Shine Lawyers has bolstered its Wollongong practice with the addition of a new senior associate, who will manage the office.

user iconLauren Croft 28 July 2021 Big Law
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2020 Women in Law finalist Natalee Davis has been appointed as Shine Lawyers’ newest senior associate and will manage the firm’s Wollongong office.

Having previously worked for Kells law firm, the personal injury solicitor is also the 2021 representative for young lawyers in the Wollongong and District Law Society, the regional delegate for NSW Young Lawyers and is a Wollongong PCYC community engagement committee board member.

Ms Davis said she was excited to take on the challenge of running the Wollongong office in her new role.


“It’s great to be taking on new challenges at a firm that cares about its clients and its people. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to serve a community that has served me for many years. I’m looking forward to engaging with the local community and helping right wrongs through our legal system,” she said. 

“It is a privilege to lead the Wollongong office of Shine Lawyers, I have kept an eye on their high-profile cases for years and followed how Shine Lawyers has achieved justice on a massive scale for Australians.

“I am ecstatic to have the resources of a specialised and international firm to offer Wollongong. Leading the office means that I can do a lot of good for a region I’m very passionate about.”

Cara Jones, assistant general manager of Shine Lawyers, NSW, said the Wollongong University graduate would extend the firm’s reach south of Sydney.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Natalee to the team. She embodies our ethos and is committed to serving the people of the Illawarra region. We look forward to extending our reach with Natalee on deck,” she said.

Ms Davis said that whilst there were always challenges in business, she is confident in the firm’s standard of work.

“The firm is relatively new in town and we don’t yet have a significant market share, however I’m confident with our values, our resources, and our standard of work, the office will be a success,” she said.

“It won’t be easy; however, challenges are what strengthen any business and without facing new challenges we can’t develop and stay ahead of the pack.”

Ms Davis has a proven commitment to social justice and the community, which she said the Shine Lawyers Wollongong office will continue to support. She currently is a volunteer solicitor at the Illawarra Legal Advice Centre and provides regular pro-bono assistance as part of a rotating roster.

“Shine is a firm that cares a lot about giving back to the community and the Wollongong office will be very connected to its region, and particularly committed to supporting local social justice initiatives,” she said.  

“We have a lot to offer the Illawarra region, and the sky is the limit for us down here.”