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Barry.Nilsson. promotes 18

National law firm Barry.Nilsson. has unveiled its new year’s promotions, with 18 professionals being elevated to more senior roles for 2023, including nine to special counsel, four to senior associate, three to associate, and one to consultant, as well as one business services promotion.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 15 December 2022 Big Law
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Barry.Nilsson. (BN) is promoting 18 professionals to more senior positions, across six of its offices, to bring in the new year.

The “significant number of promotions”, the firm said in a statement, “recognises the depth of talent in the firm”. The news follows BN’s promotion of 20 professionals earlier this year.

BN chief executive Graeme Walsh said that Australia’s evolving legal landscape demanded legal practitioners with detailed and specialist expertise to help clients navigate increasingly complex legal issues.


These individuals, he said, have been recognised for their high level of skill and talent in their areas of expertise, as well as their commitment to delivering exceptional service to clients and to the firm.

“As the international, national and local legal environments in which businesses operate and interact with employees and clients become more complex and nuanced, demand for legal specialists will continue to rise,’’ Mr Walsh outlined.

“The success of our firm and the outcomes our lawyers achieve in partnership with their clients is a testament to their professionalism, talent and dedication to being at the forefront of their chosen areas of practice.’’ 

“Among the new appointments for 2023 are five solicitors who started with us as graduates and have worked hard to progress to more senior positions — Venessa Jansen, Ashlee Bonanno, Kingsley Grimshaw, Demi Peters and James Meehan,’’ he went on.

“New 2023 associate Isaac Rowe also commenced with us as a graduate, then left to undertake other pursuits, before returning to BN in mid-2021 — a positive endorsement of our competitive employment offerings and workplace culture.

“Our firm has a longstanding commitment to developing its internal talent and leadership pipeline and an inclusive and progressive workplace as evidenced by our industry standing as an Employer of Choice in 2019; 2020; 2021, and 2022,” Mr Walsh concluded.

The firm’s newest consultant is Belinda Randall.

BN’s new special counsel are Adrian Lewis, Ashlee Bonanno, Chris Evans, Daryl Langman, Emma Pilkington, Kate Lawford, Kingsley Grimshaw, Liz O’Connor and Venessa Jansen.

The new senior associates are Angelo LaPaglia, Annaliese Williams, Demi Peters and Meredith Lyons.

The newest associates are: Emily Velo-Craig, Isaac Rowe and James Meehan.

And, in BN’s business services team, Margaret Harvison was promoted to marketing and events adviser.

The news also follows recent BigLaw promotions and appointments, as reported by Lawyers Weekly: