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New principal for Aus firm

New principal for Aus firm

Stephen Hughes

An Australian firm has announced it has appointed a new principal.

Macpherson Kelley has revealed Stephen Hughes (pictured) has joined the firm's Brisbane office.

Mr Hughes’ new role will see him lead Macpherson Kelley’s regional workplace relations practice.

Mr Hughes brings to his new role extensive experience in providing strategic and operational workplace relations advice to a range of clients. This includes clients in the aviation industry, as well as construction, mining and professional services clients.

Throughout his career, Mr Hughes has advised on a number of industrial relations issues, dispute resolution cases, workers’ compensation insurance exposures and discrimination, bullying and harassment matters.

He has also advised on directors and officers and employment practices liability insurance matters, post-employment restraints and confidentiality and privacy issues.

Macpherson Kelley Brisbane managing principal Mark Dillman welcomed Mr Hughes’ appointment.

“We are thrilled to have Stephen on board,” he said.

Mr Dillman noted that Mr Hughes’ appointment will be positive for current and future client demand, and a value-add to the firm’s culture.

“Not only does his joining us expand our industry offering to current and future clients, but he will also provide a mentoring role for our wider team,” he said.

Macpherson Kelley also unveiled the appointments of two new associates recently. The firm announced Richard Suthers and Katie Jacklin would take to the roles, after being promoted from lawyers.


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