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MinterEllison appoints public law partner from HWL Ebsworth

BigLaw firm MinterEllison has welcomed a partner from national rival HWL Ebsworth, who joins the former’s public law practice as its co-lead.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 13 February 2024 Big Law
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Sophie Lloyd (pictured) has joined Minters, in a move that the national firm said reinforces its focus on public and administrative law.

She is, Minters said in a statement, a specialist who has advised and represented government clients on public and administrative law matters over many years and reflects the firm’s continued investment in public and administrative law as well as its multidisciplinary approach.


Ms Lloyd will serve as Minters’ co-lead of the national public law practice alongside partner Tom Galvin.

She joins from HWL Ebsworth, where she served for five years (including more than two years as a partner). Between 2010 and 2015, she was an associate at Minters and was also a legal officer at the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse.

The news follows the firm’s promotion of 91 lawyers to more senior roles in late June, the appointment of one of its partners as chair of a World Economic Forum climate governance body in early July, as well as its appointment of a new ESG partner in August.

Speaking about the appointment, Minters government industry lead and partner Amanda Story said: “I’m delighted to welcome Sophie to the firm as a partner.

“Sophie’s deep experience advising government over many years will provide invaluable expertise and insights to our clients. She adds further bench strength to our market-recognised leading government practice.”