The firm announced that James Simpson has been made partner, commencing his new role on 16 January 2017.
Based in Sydney, Mr Simpson will lead KPMG Law’s employment law service offering, where he will be responsible for expanding the firm’s broader service offerings, working closely with its advisory and tax divisions.
Mr Simpson joins KPMG Law from Arnold Bloch Leibler, where he held the position of partner and national head of employment.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of James,” KPMG Law national partner in charge, David Morris, said.
“He will focus on providing employment law services as part of a holistic employment and industrial relations offering.
“This will include complex employment disputation, organisational restructuring, industrial relations management and much more.”
Mr Morris said Mr Simpson’s appointment reflects KPMG’s ongoing commitment to growing its legal practice.
“We are committed to delivering high-quality legal services and we are absolutely delighted to have a partner of James’ calibre joining the practice,” he said.
This latest appointment comes after KPMG Law appointed Nick Finlayson earlier this year to lead its real estate practice.