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McCabes elevates 13

National law firm McCabes has continued its upward growth trajectory, promoting 13 lawyers to more senior roles in anticipation of EOFY, following its nabbing of a team from a BigLaw rival and appointment of eight new principals since the start of the year.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 26 June 2023 Big Law
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McCabes is the latest BigLaw firm to unveil a promotions round before the end of the financial year, having elevated nine of its lawyers to more senior roles, including three to special counsel, two to senior associate, and eight to associate.

The firm’s new special counsel are Helen Huang, Andrew O’Halloran and Wadett Semaan, while Andrew Honey and Tina Perrotta have both been named as senior associates.


And the firm’s newest associates are Aashna Lohia, Anoj Joseph, Danielle Jung, Diana Semaan, Lauren Colless, Nicholas Phibbs, Christopher Bissett, and Yvonne Nguyen.

All promotions are effective as of 1 July.

The news follows the firm’s addition of a team from HWL Ebsworth back in late March, as well as the significant bolstering of its principal ranks since the start of the year, with its eighth new principal joining the firm earlier this month.

McCabes managing principal Andrew Lacey said that the promotions “reflect a strong commitment” towards success.

“These individuals have worked diligently to meet the needs of our high-quality clients across our government, commercial and insurance divisions,” he proclaimed.

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: King & Wood Mallesons’ promotion of 77 lawyers, including 44 to senior associate, on Friday, 23 June; Wotton + Kearney elevated 34, including four to partner, also on Friday; Barry Nilsson promoting 21 on Thursday, 22 June; Hall & Wilcox promoting 48, including five to partner, on Wednesday, 21 June; McCullough Robertson elevated 17 lawyers, including two to partner, on Tuesday, 20 June; 55 being promoted as part of Mills Oakley’s EOFY promotions round on Monday, 19 June; the promotion of 23 at Thomson Geer on the same day; the elevation of 26 to more senior roles at Piper Alderman, also on the 19th; six new partners in Australia at King & Wood Mallesons announced on 16 June; the promotion of seven to partner at Gadens on 15 June; the elevation of 18 at the start of June at Johnson Winter Slattery, followed by its promotion of five to partner in late June; 35 senior promotions at Lander & Rogers in early June; four senior hires for MinterEllison’s consulting arm earlier this month; 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.