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Clayton Utz promotes 76 staff, 1 to partnership

National law firm Clayton Utz has promoted 75 staff across the country, plus one to the partnership.

user iconLauren Croft 05 July 2024 Big Law
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Clayton Utz has elevated one partner, 16 special counsel, 56 senior associates, and three forensic and technology services staff in their 2024 promotions.

This news comes after the firm hired rival BigLaw firm Baker McKenzie’s former head of restructuring and insolvency as a partner in March, as well as Clayton Utz alumnus Hugh Brolsma returning as a partner in the firm’s national corporate practice in early February and the promotion of Mark Brady, William Howe and Katherine Mallik to partner in mid-January.

New energy, resources and infrastructure partner Tim Stanton (pictured) joined Clayton Utz in May 2023 and has more than 12 years of experience in the Australian market and abroad. He has experience advising on major energy projects in Australia and previously worked at a magic circle firm in London, where he advised on some of the most significant offshore wind projects in the UK and Europe.


“I’m particularly excited to work with clients on the continued development of Australia’s offshore wind industry, and those involved in other transition technologies, particularly in energy storage and hydrogen. This space will continue to grow in Australia as the transition accelerates, and we seek to export clean energy to the Asia-Pacific [region],” he said.

“Recent developments such as the expanded Capacity Investment Scheme and hydrogen and critical minerals production tax incentives announced in the federal budget demonstrate Australia’s commitment to net zero targets and present substantial opportunities for our clients in this area. I am delighted to be part of the Clayton Utz energy team helping our clients to realise those opportunities.”

Additionally, Tristan Appleby, Matt Condello, Patrick Cranley, Elias Eliadis, Simon Ellis, David Indula, Nick Josey, Shameela Karunakaran, Aimee Nguyen, Louise Parry, George Pasas, Theodore Pasialis, Fiona Schmedje, Gabrielle Scott-Jones, Kent Teague, and Francis Yuan have been promoted to special counsel.

The following have also been promoted to senior associate: Simon Agnello, James Allen, Claire Anderson, Olivia Barns, Connie Beswick, Alexandra Brien, Jordan Cheung, Sharon Cho, Luke Crofts, James Crosby, Michael Damevski, William Dawes, Tess Dillon, Ingmar Duldig, Georgia Fitzsimmons, Nicole Flax, Susan Flynn, Seth Godlewski, Sophie-Rose Greer, Grace Griffiths, Rosalinda Harman, Jason Hooper, Victoria Hu, Eilidh Jackson, Joshua Keenan, Brittany Keller, Bridget Kelly, Emma Letcher-Boldt, Bernice Lethlean, Charles Leu, Bridget Lorenz, Annika McInerney, Dane McKeen, Emily Mirabella, Danielle Mizrahi, Kashi Mogensen, Sarah Morison, Sarah Pain, Kosta Pasialis, Allie Patel, Thanapol Pattanasri, Michelle Pawluck, Megan Peake, Michelle Pham, Maddie Pywell, Grant Roberts, Chamali Samarasinghe, Tiffany Schneider, Nicholas Scott, Nicole Steemson, Venetia Stewart, Sarah Thiruneelakandan, Ethan Tindall, Bianca Weiss, Lily Woods and Gina Yeung.

Finally, Scott Murphy has been promoted to director in the forensic and technology services team, and Mackenzie Janes and Shae Messina have both been promoted to manager.

Commenting on the promotions, Clayton Utz chief executive partner Emma Covacevich said: “We are proud to announce our 2024 promotions. It’s an honour to work alongside this group of people who have shown dedication, innovation and excellence in their respective fields. Congratulations to each of our colleagues on achieving this exciting milestone.”