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MinterEllison promotes 91

National law firm MinterEllison has finished FY23 by bolstering its senior ranks with 10 new partners and 81 other promotions, with women making up the majority of those promoted.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 30 June 2023 Big Law
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MinterEllison has promoted 10 lawyers to its partnership, as well as 14 to special counsel, four to executive director, four to director, 51 to senior associate and eight to senior manager.

Women, the firm noted, make up the majority of those elevated to more senior roles, and 16 per cent of promotions came in the firm’s expanding consulting services arm.

“Congratulations to all our senior appointments,” MinterEllison chief executive and managing partner Virginia Briggs said.


“They’re making an outstanding contribution to our firm and creating value for our clients, our people, and our communities. The appointments, across legal and consulting, recognise our continued commitment to providing clients with access to solutions that combine a legal and consulting lens.

“We congratulate all our promotes on their accomplishments and look forward to the continued innovation and leadership they bring.”

The firm’s new partners are Patrick Considine, David Chin, Leyla Dixon, Taya Hunt, Usman Khan, Fiona Lewis, Briony Pole, Tanya Sciasci, Bruno Solia, and Mark Teys.

“I’m delighted to welcome these talented lawyers and consultants to our partnership,” Ms Briggs said.

“They’re adaptable and client-focused leaders. They bring new thinking and perspectives to the firm’s leadership and to our clients. They also embrace new technologies in their practices and with clients.”

There is an equal split of men and women in the newly elevated partners, Minters noted, reflecting its 40:40:20 strategy in the firm’s partnership ranks by 2025.

The firm’s new executive directors are Mollie Tregillis, Heeyung Shin, Jeffrey Curtis, and Jeremy Blackford, and its new directors are Abinov Moza, Amelia Boyd Jones, Alex Neskes, and Sharon Tumber.

The firm’s newest special counsel are Rossana Bellina, Guy Cosgrove, Tim Baumann, Christine Wright, Andrew Vella, Kristen Giansalvo, Maria Tsakirios, Anna-Maria Lofaro, Robyn Sherwin, Alison Smith, Caitlin Ible, Callum Densley, James Horwood, and Lucy Forrest.

The new senior associates at MinterEllison are Mathieu Blake, Adele Brusco, William Xu, Emily Johnson, Loren Harper, Thomas Elkington, James Den, Chris Nliam, Chris Rynders, Helen Hamberger, Jesse Evans, Samantha Marsh, Sarah Smith, Karina Blundo, Melissa Greeves, Electra Dow, Joshua Wilde, Alexandra Consiglio, Alix Friedman, Ashleigh Sams, Nicholas Thomas, April Nourse, Matthew Tan, Kirby Dixon, Katherine Scott, Nathan Brumley, Andrew Clarke, Claire Harford, Courtney Tran, Sebastian Simon, Taylor Young, Bec Cunningham, Benjamin Knight, Alex Murphy, Harry McLaurin, Jack Holohan, Kerrie Pieri, Carla Cianfaglione, Cosima Olivi, Ellie Freemantle, Jessica McMurray, Kate Thorogood, Tammy Tye, Elizabeth Syetho, Samantha Byrne, Bianca Pyers, Penny Bond, Jeremy Bouton, Isabella Rosandic, Laura Marinos, and Rachel Johnston.

And the firm’s new senior managers are Alexandra Vost, Kerwin Tan, Libby Zhang, Bonnie Li, Matthew Sindone, and Emma Hogg. There are also two new senior managers in the firm’s business operations unit.

The consulting appointments follow the firm’s cyber growth in its consulting arm with four key hires earlier this month, as well as its appointment of a cyber partner for its consulting business in May.

The broader promotions round follows Minters’ expansion of its super practice with key hires in recent months, as reported by Lawyers Weekly in May.

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: Allens promoting 72 yesterday (Thursday, 29 June); the elevation of eight, including four to partner, at PCL Lawyers yesterday; IPH promoting 25, including seven to principal, also on Thursday; 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.

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