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Allens promotes 70

Following its naming of seven new partners back in March, global law firm Allens has named 48 new senior associates, six new managing associates, one new counsel, and elevated 15 professionals in its corporate services department.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 29 June 2023 Big Law
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Allens has promoted 70 professionals, across its legal and corporate services functions, to more senior roles, right before the end of the financial year.

The news follows the firm’s appointment of seven lawyers to its partnership back in March.

The firm’s new managing associates are Varun Bhatia, Sarah Birrell, Timothy Leschke, Lucinda O’Brien, George Salter, and Joy Yoon.


The new senior associates are Yoni Baker, Amelia Barrow, George Bishop, Dan Bolderston, Eric Chan, Daniel Conti, Lucy Conway, Jennifer Cui, Jason Dabelstein, Tessa Dudfield, Nicholas Dudurovic, Claudia Gherman-Buzas, Stacey Giunta, Tyler Goldberg, Tristan Hall, Anthony Hallal, Bronte Hearn, Mikaela Heise, Oliver Hodgson, Karla Hodgson, Joy Jin, Elizabeth Jones, Philippa Lennon, Hana Mian, Mai Mitsumori-Miller, Cassie Mortimer, Gabor Papdi, Alexander Proudford, Kelly Rankin, Chathurika Ravindra, Will Rennick, Lincoln Rodgers, Lauren Rosillo, Kate Scotland, Annie Shum, Rucha Sohani, William Sommers, Angelica Sorn, James Stallan, Mhairi Stewart, William Stone, Edward Thien, Tina Tran, Claire Watson, Romy Wood, Candace Wu, Jialu Xu, and Terence Zhou.

Katie Gardner, in the firm’s disputes and investigations practice, has been elevated to counsel.

And in the firm’s corporate services functions, the following professionals were promoted to more senior roles: Tammy Baker, Josephine Bryant, Emily Chai, Lauren Clark, Julie Costa, Jennifer Goodwin, Wenting Han, Damon Kalajzich, Robert Martin, Rachel Mawdsley, Robert Milliken, Shane Rigney, Corinne Rochester, Katrina Smith, and Christopher Stubbs-Mills.

The promotions are effective as of 1 July.

Allens managing partner Richard Spurio said: “These appointments and promotions reflect our many practice areas, the wide range of client work throughout the firm, and the emerging and varied needs of clients across the business landscape.”

“Congratulations to everyone in this group and to all those who have supported them to this point.”

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: the elevation of eight, including four to partner, at PCL Lawyers earlier today (29 June); IPH promoting 25, including seven to principal, also earlier today; Russell Kennedy’s promotion of 18, yesterday morning (Wednesday, 28 June); Slater & Gordon promoting 46; Holman Webb elevating eight and nabbing three new partners from BigLaw rivals; Herbert Smith Freehills’ elevation of 46 to senior associate on 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 on 27 June; 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.