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Slater & Gordon elevates 46 to more senior roles

National plaintiff firm Slater & Gordon has promoted 46 lawyers across the country, including two to practice leaders.

user iconLauren Croft 28 June 2023 Big Law
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A number of senior lawyers have been promoted across a number of practices and specialty areas of focus, including new heads of the class actions practice group and the work and road claims practice.

Nathan Rapoport has been promoted to class actions practice group leader, and Irena Krakic has been promoted to work and road claims practice leader.

In addition, Claire Pirie, Victoria Sparks and Ben Zocco, in the firm’s class actions practice, have been promoted to principal lawyer.


Also, within the work and roads practice, Katrina Pedersen has been promoted to senior legal counsel.

The promotions round also includes 10 legal counsel, 16 senior associates, and 14 associates.

“Each of these promotions recognises the specialist skills and expertise of our people, as well as their dedication and commitment to our clients, their colleagues, and the firm,” Slater & Gordon chief executive John Somerville said.

The new legal counsel at the firm are Raelene Lingam, Caitlin Lake, Betty Alexopoulos, Anna Jennings-Edquist, Jessica Lyons, Ahmed Pervaz, Joshua Carroll, Alexandra Forgione, Laurie Plunkett and Juliet Parsons.

Kathryn Browne, Tom O’Bryan, Daniel O’Connor, Isabelle McCombe, Sharntelle Roach, Alison Speck, Bridie Walsh, Julia Weaver, Peter Adams, Kirsty Osborne, Kayne Wilson, El Leverington, Sarah Elseidy, Audrey Gunn, Rachel Hughes and Joanna Varvarigos have been promoted to senior associate.

Further, the following have been promoted to associate: Selva Dankha, Katia Guido, Liam Andersen, Tom McKinnon, Suzana Vucic, Tom Zammit, Breanna Goodlock, April Zahra, Laura Barnett, Nicolette Caruana, Anne Daly, Nehad Elmassry, Samantha Ryan and Marc Temminghoff.

“Congratulations to all of our people on their well-deserved promotions,” Mr Somerville added.

“I am excited about the opportunities at the firm for our talented people who every day continue to make a difference for our clients.”

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: Russell Kennedy’s promotion of 18, earlier this morning (Wednesday, 28 June); Herbert Smith Freehills’ elevation of 46 to senior associate yesterday (Tuesday, 27 June); the promotion of 12, including three to partner, at Arnold Bloch Leibler, also on Tuesday; Holding Redlich’s promotion of 41 lawyers to more senior roles, also yesterday; Hamilton Locke’s elevation of 14 across its firm and one in its allied business, on Tuesday; HopgoodGanim’s promotion of 25, including four to partner on Monday, 26 June; Hicksons’ promotion of 10, also on Monday; McCabes’ elevation of 13 to more senior roles, also on Monday; 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.