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Clayton Utz elevates 64

National law firm Clayton Utz has promoted three to partner, 20 to special counsel, 35 to senior associate, and elevated six professionals in its forensic and technology team.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 04 July 2023 Big Law
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Clayton Utz has made 64 promotions to start the new financial year, all of which are effective as of 1 July.

Speaking about the promotions round, Clayton Utz chief executive partner Emma Covacevich said that supporting career growth and recognising emerging talent is key to the firm’s success.

“We’re proud to announce our promotions this year — a dedicated, innovative and high-performing group of legal professionals who are making their mark on the law and the world around them,” she proclaimed.


The three new partners at Clayton Utz are Tim Donisi, Greg Midgley, and Katy Warner.

Ms Covacevich said: “Tim, Greg and Katy have grown their careers with us and represent the qualities that make for outstanding lawyers and people.

“We’re proud to see them achieve this significant milestone.”

The firm’s new special counsel are Wagih Doueihi, Elizabeth Forbes, Luke Furness, Mikhail Glavac, Sophia Haq, Candace Hennessy, Laura Hillman, Stephen Hurford, Timon Ibrahim, Emma Lampard, Jackie Leggett, Talia Lirosi, JK Muckersie, Sophie Orton, Alison Packham, Ben Pierce, Jon Prentice, Brett Thompson, Philipa Thomson, and Mark Wiese.

Its new senior associates are Andrea Anastasi, Jacob Bayley, Cayli Bloch, Paul Boukatos, Lucy Broughton, Stefanie Cheong, James Constantine, Lauren Cooper, Heather Costelloe, Lewis De Lutiis, Ane Espach, Bianca Fernandez, Georgie Groves, George Hempenstall, Jordan Hill, Patricia Hill, Justin Kardi, Georgia Knox, Thomas Middleton, Taylor Mitas, Nick Montgomery, Aaron Moss, Georgina Papworth, Beryl Rachier, Ashleigh Russo, Betsy Rutledge, Richard Siou, Nicola Skeggs, Maddie Sutton, Tashreen Tourabaly, Sophie Utz, Adrian Vosk, Lucy Wells-Andrews, Natalie William, and Giuseppe Zagari.

And its promotees in the forensic and technology services department are Malcolm Pike (senior manager) and Anita Burkart, Brandon Galea, Cam La, Oriva Kim, and Rebecca Nicholson (managers).

The news comes after Clayton Utz’ executive chair, Karen O’Flynn, was appointed as the new group general counsel for Commonwealth Bank, as reported in late June, as well as the firm’s addition of a team from BigLaw rival DLA Piper for its Melbourne-based litigation and dispute resolution team, in late May.

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: Dentons promoting 14, including four to partner, on Monday, 3 July; Carroll & O’Dea elevating 17, also on the 3rd; MinterEllison promoting 91 on Friday, 30 June; three Australians making partner at Baker McKenzie on Friday; Colin Biggers & Paisley promoting 13 on Friday; Clyde & Co naming 13 new senior associates, as reported on Monday, 3 July; Meridian elevating 12 lawyers, also reported on Monday; Allens promoting 70 on Thursday, 29 June; the elevation of eight, including four to partner, at PCL Lawyers, also on Thursday, the 29th; IPH promoting 25, including seven to principal, also on Thursday, the 29th; Russell Kennedy’s promotion of 18 on Wednesday, 28 June; Slater & Gordon promoting 46; Holman Webb elevating eight and nabbing three new partners from BigLaw rivals, also on Wednesday, the 28th; 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, on Tuesday, the 27th; 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.