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Holding Redlich names lawyerbank special counsel as newest partner

National law firm Holding Redlich has moved to bolster its government ranks in Canberra with the appointment of a new partner.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 14 December 2023 Big Law
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Sarah Byrne (pictured) has joined Holding Redlich as a partner, having come across from lawyerbank, where she was a special counsel.

Ms Byrne has also worked as a special counsel at Synergy Group, principal at Proximity, deputy chief executive at the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety, general counsel at the Australian Medical Association, GC at the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (Commonwealth), GC at the Department of Finance and Administration, and principal at AGS.


She brings, Holding Redlich said in a statement, a background in government spanning 30 years with extensive experience, including specialisation in all facets of government and administrative law, including statutory interpretation, administrative appeals, legislation development, and making robust decisions under legislation.

The news follows the firm’s promotion of 41 lawyers to more senior roles, including two to partner, in late June and its addition of a special counsel from MinterEllison as a new partner in November.

Holding Redlich national managing partner Troy Lewis said: “With a remarkable 30-year career working in, and for, government, Sarah is a welcome and valued addition to our Canberra office, our Commonwealth government team, and the firm as a whole.

“Her expertise and experience align seamlessly with the existing skill sets of Canberra partners Elizabeth Carroll and Andrew Klein, and we look forward to the wealth of experience and knowledge she brings to our firm,” he said.

Ms Byrne added: “I’m excited to be working with the great team at Holding Redlich, and I’m looking forward to building even further on our already strong capacity to support our government clients.

“There is significant appetite in government right now for doing things differently and better, and Holding Redlich has [an] innovative and collaborative culture that can really lean into those opportunities, for everyone’s benefit.”

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is the editor of Lawyers Weekly. A former lawyer, he has worked at Momentum Media as a journalist on Lawyers Weekly since February 2018, and has served as editor since March 2022. He is also the host of all five shows under The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network, and has overseen the brand's audio medium growth from 4,000 downloads per month to over 60,000 downloads per month, making The Lawyers Weekly Show the most popular industry-specific podcast in Australia. Jerome is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, and a board director of Minds Count.

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