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HWL Ebsworth promotes 80

BigLaw firm HWL Ebsworth has promoted 80 staff across the country, including six to the partnership.

user iconLauren Croft 17 January 2023 Big Law
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Six partners, 13 special counsel, 14 senior associates, and 47 associates have been promoted across the HWL Ebsworth offices in nine locations — Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth, and Sydney.

The firm’s partnership now stands at 274, the largest in Australia.

The newest partners at the firm are Jacomb Bell, Natasha Breach, Philip Brown, Lewis Cohen, Dhanushka Jayawardena and Kristina Mihalic — and bolster the firm’s insurance, construction, infrastructure, planning, environment, local government, corporate and commercial practices.


Commenting on the mammoth promotions round, HWL Ebsworth managing partner Juan Martinez said the firm would continue to develop staff moving forward.

“I am thrilled to be in a position to announce such a significant number of internal promotions,” he said.

“These team members have shown that they are prepared for this next exciting stage of their careers, and I am looking forward to seeing each of them continue to develop as leaders within our firm.”

The news follows a number of new year BigLaw promotions and appointments, as reported by Lawyers Weekly:

  • Sparke Helmore names 2 new managing partners

  • Allen & Overy names new Perth managing partner

  • Hunt & Hunt unveils New Year promos

  • White & Case promotes 40

  • Wotton + Kearney promotes 29

  • Piper Alderman promotes 4, including 1 to partner

  • Barry. Nilsson. promotes 18

  • Norton Rose Fulbright names Australian as next global chair

  • HSF names new executive partner for Australia and Asia

  • Maurice Blackburn promotes 56

  • Moray & Agnew unveils Jan ’23 promotions

  • Clayton Utzs new chief executive partner revealed

  • Clayton Utz reveals NY partner promotions

  • Colin Biggers & Paisley promotes 14

  • Baker McKenzie names new Australian managing partner

  • Hall & Wilcox appoints 1st female chair

  • G+T confirms NY promotions

  • Spruson & Ferguson names new Australian MD

  • Shine Lawyers promotes 49

Lawyers Weekly has contacted HWL Ebsworth for a full list of those promoted but has yet to receive a response.

More to come.