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Mills Oakley bolsters NFP team

Mills Oakley has strengthened its not-for-profit practice in Sydney with the addition of a new partner, who joins from Thomson Geer.

user iconLauren Croft 18 May 2022 Big Law
Mills Oakley bolsters NFP team
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National law firm Mills Oakley has added to its partnership with the addition of Sonya Parsons, who joins the not-for-profit team.

Ms Parsons is a commercial litigator with over two decades of experience, having acted for a wide range of clients in the charities and NFP sector. This work has included representing charities and religious congregations and childcare centres and acting for out-of-school care providers and non-government schools in respect of regulatory issues and Department of Education investigations. In addition to her NFP practice, Ms Parsons has relationships with a number of long-term commercial clients across a range of sectors.


Commenting on the new appointment, Mills Oakley chief executive John Nerurker said that Ms Parsons, who commenced at the firm earlier this month, would add a “new dimension” to the NFP team, particularly in Sydney.

“For a long time, our Sydney NFP practice was known for providing an extensive suite of commercial services and the addition of Sonya’s dispute resolution expertise means that we are now able to offer a holistic front and back-end service for the sector,” he said.

This year, the Mills Oakley NFP team moved away from a state-based model to a new national NFP structure, which sees the Sydney and Brisbane NFP teams operating as a fully integrated single practice – something that Ms Parsons said she was particularly looking forward to.  

“I have always believed that clients receive the best advice in an environment which facilitates the seamless sharing of knowledge and opportunities and the new national NFP structure at Mills Oakley will deliver exactly that,” she said.

“I am delighted to be part of this ‘one firm’ approach particularly given my nationally-based practice.”