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Maurice Blackburn promotes 24

National plaintiff firm Maurice Blackburn has elevated two to principal, two to special counsel, 10 to senior associate and 10 to associate.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 07 December 2023 Big Law
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Maurice Blackburn has promoted 24 professionals to more senior roles, including Jarrah Ekstein from the firm’s Brisbane class actions practice and Patrick Turner from the Brisbane employment and industrial law team to principal.

The 24 lawyers promoted include 10 in Queensland, 10 in Victoria and four in Sydney – spanning the firm’s national presence – and cover many of the firm’s practice areas, namely road and work injuries, public liability, superannuation and insurance, medical negligence, class actions, litigation funding, and employment and industrial.


The firm’s newest special counsel are Kerry Palmer and Tom Willcox.

Its new senior associates are Alistair Lord, Charles Gibbs, Jenna Amos, Jilnar Zeina, Jordan Mathas-Carleton, Josh Hunt, Laura Hadfield, Luke Atkins, Simon Gibbs, and Simone Ellis.

The new associates are Codie Clarke, Emma O’Bree, Fortis Josephides, Ken Osborne, Kyara Catheray, Kyle Peart-Corr, Matthew Graham-Freeman, Matthew Wicks, Michael Stojanovski, and Suzy Bec.

All promotions are effective as of 1 January 2024.

Speaking about the promotions, Maurice Blackburn chief executive Jacob Varghese said: “Each promotion is well earned, with successful applicants reflecting our Maurice Blackburn values and our shared commitment to provide access to justice for our clients.

“All of these promotions reflect consistent work, growing technical expertise and developing leadership qualities. I want to congratulate every colleague who has been recognised in this round of promotions.”

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