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7 promoted at Carter Newell

National law firm Carter Newell has named a new special counsel, three new senior associates, and three new associates, effective 1 July 2023.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 20 June 2023 Big Law
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Carter Newell — which has offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney — is the latest national firm to announce its end-of-financial-year promotions, with seven lawyers being elevated to more senior positions.

Sarah Ewing (litigation and dispute resolution, Brisbane) has been named as the firm’s newest special counsel.

She has, the firm said in a statement, a specialised focus and extensive experience advising on complex, high-value and multi-party disputes involving allegations of negligence, breach of contract, and contraventions of the Competition and Consumer Act and Corporations Act issues.


Elsewhere, Olivia Clark (construction and engineering, Brisbane), Kirsty Preston (corporate, Brisbane) and Madeline Condon (construction and engineering, Sydney) have been named as senior associates.

Ashwin Devanathan (property, Brisbane), Katie Proctor (insurance, Brisbane) and Mikaela McKinnon (construction and engineering, Sydney) are the firm’s newest associates.

The promotions are effective as of 1 July.

Speaking about the promotions round, Carter Newell managing partner Paul Hopkins said: “The seven lawyers being elevated are all great examples of hardworking, focused and bright professionals.”

“We’re thrilled to have these lawyers developing their careers with us, and their elevations demonstrate Carter Newell’s commitment to developing our own and improving the high-level specialised service we offer to our clients.”

The news follows the firm’s promotion of seven lawyers to more senior roles, including two to the partnership, in February of this year.

The promotions also follows recent promotions rounds at fellow BigLaw firms, including: 55 being promoted at Mills Oakley yesterday (Monday 19 June); the promotion of 23 at Thomson Geer yesterday; the elevation of 26 to more senior roles at Piper Alderman on Monday; five new partners in Australia at King & Wood Mallesons announced last Friday (16 June); the promotion of seven to partner at Gadens last Thursday (15 June); the elevation of 18 at the start of June at Johnson Winter Slattery; 35 senior promotions at Lander & Rogers in early June; four senior hires for MinterEllison’s consulting arm a fortnight ago; seven to partner at Moray & Agnew in late May; three new partners at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, also in late May; seven named as special counsel at Clyde & Co in early May; two new partners at DLA Piper as announced in late April; three new partners at Allen & Overy from April; seven to counsel roles at Herbert Smith Freehills in the same week and 10 to partner in Australia a week earlier; and the elevation of 13 to the partnership at Ashurst in mid-April.