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Mid-tier announces major promotions

Mid-tier announces major promotions

A number of internal mid-tier promotions will see the ranks of its special counsel and firm partnership grow.

HWL Ebsworth has announced the largest ever single round of internal partner, special counsel and senior association promotions in the firm’s history. The firm now claims to boast the “largest legal partnership in Australia”, citing recent partnership surveys published by Fairfax.

In a statement released this week, the firm welcomed 11 new members to its partnership team. The announcement also coincided with the internal promotion of 10 lawyers to special counsel and nine others to senior associate positions.

The firm's managing partner Juan Martinez (pictured) said the latest promotions were the product of a “sustained and unrivaled growth strategy” implemented by HWL Ebsworth some years ago.

“This latest tranche of promotions, involving a collection of exceptionally talented lawyers operating across Australia, shows that our long-term strategy is proving to be highly effective," Mr Martinez said.

“I congratulate all of our promoted team members for taking this next exciting step in their career progression," he said.

The new partners have been promoted across their practice areas and in the HWL Ebsworth Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne offices. Joining the partnership are: insurance partners Andrew Allan, Sarah McJannett and Tony Scott; workplace relations & safety partners Brad Swebeck and Chris Egan; commercial and property partner Cassandra Emmett; commercial partner Laura Young; construction & infrastructure partners Colin Harris and Mark Riddington; property partner Melinda Leacy and litigation & dispute resolution partner Melissa Hanbidge.

The firm has also promoted Alexandra White, Alinta Bradley, James Fleetwood, Kyle Norton, Matthew Thickett, Paul Lewis, Renee Cansdale, Tim Dorgan, Timothy Chan and Victoria La Fontaine to the position of special counsel. 


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