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From private practice to the bar

From private practice to the bar

Mark Gerus

A litigation partner from Gilbert + Tobin is joining the bar after a long career in private practice.

Mark Gerus (pictured), a Perth-based partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s litigation group, recently announced his imminent move to the Western Australian bar.

Gilbert + Tobin partner Michael Blakiston congratulated Mr Gerus on becoming a barrister.

“Mark realises a long-held ambition with his move to the bar,” Mr Blakiston said.

“It comes after 15 years at Gilbert + Tobin, where he played a central role in establishing the firm as a market leader in resource litigation.”

Mr Blakiston said Mr Gerus will continue to work with Gilbert + Tobin on key client matters.

Mr Gerus specialises in mining and resources litigation and has appeared in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court during his time with Gilbert + Tobin. He also lectures in mining and resources law at Murdoch University.

“On behalf of the partners and team, we thank Mark for his contribution towards making Gilbert + Tobin one of Western Australia’s leading law firms. We wish him every success as he takes on this next chapter in an already stellar career,” Mr Blakiston said.

Former KWM partner Natalie Hickey is another lawyer who has made the switch to the bar, saying “the intellectual environment can be dynamic and stimulating”.

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