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HopgoodGanim names new managing partner

HopgoodGanim, which has over 40 partners, has named a new managing partner to take over in mid-2023, who has been with the firm for over 20 years.

user iconLauren Croft 06 October 2022 Big Law
HopgoodGanim names new managing partner
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Current managing partner Bruce Humphrys will be stepping down from his role, with Luke Mountford set to take his place from 1 July 2023.

Mr Humphrys has been with the firm since 1979 — and has been managing partner since 2001. In 2023, he will transition to an advisory role, focusing on client and referrer relationships, and enabling him to give back to the firm by mentoring the next generation of talent. 

“It has been a privilege to guide HopgoodGanim to a position of strength and prosperity, and I am looking forward to continuing to support the firm in an advisory capacity moving forward,” he said.


“A change in responsibility and intensity will also afford me some time to pursue other interests and passions. I’m a strong believer in giving the next generation of leaders the same opportunities I was afforded more than 20 years ago, and now is the right time to transition to a new leader who will successfully guide the firm into the future and continue our growth focus.” 

Mr Mountford, who has led the firm’s private enterprise practice since 2009, will continue servicing clients as managing partner in 2023; whilst also focusing on the next evolution of the firm to ensure continued growth.

In the last year, Mr Mountford led his team to execute a number of significant private transactions valued at more than $1 billion, including advising Halcyon on the sale of its lifestyle communities business to Stockland for $620 million and the owners of Seachange Group on the sale of its land-lease communities business to Ingenia for $270 million.

He also sits on the board of One Harvest and is the chair of the QUT Law Founders Scholarship Committee, which administers scholarships that offer financial support to first-year disadvantaged law students. 

“I am looking forward to taking the next step in my career, while continuing to work with my valued clients and friends of the firm,” Mr Mountford said. 

“On behalf of our partners and staff, I would like to thank Bruce for his more than 40 years of service and commitment to delivering exceptional legal and commercial outcomes. He has grown the business to a 300-strong workforce that offers quality legal services across Australia and internationally.

“We would not be where we are today without Bruce’s expertise and experience.”