find the latest legal job
Corporate/Commercial Lawyers (2-5 years PAE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Specialist commercial law firm · Long-term career progression
View details
Graduate Lawyer / Up to 1.5 yr PAE Lawyer
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Mentoring Opportunity in Regional QLD · Personal Injury Law
View details
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Full time · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
TressCox Lawyers in transition

TressCox Lawyers in transition

TRESSCOX LAWYERS, one of the oldest firms in Australia, has announced the appointment of Peter Smith as managing partner.The move marks a change for the firm, which has replaced its management…

TRESSCOX LAWYERS, one of the oldest firms in Australia, has announced the appointment of Peter Smith as managing partner.

The move marks a change for the firm, which has replaced its management structure from that of CEO to managing partner. According to the firm, this alteration was taken as part of its continued growth and development and follows the appointment of 15 new partners and consultants in the last 15 months across its offices.

With more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, Smith has expertise in the areas of contracts, insurance and building and construction litigation. He will continue to act as manager of the firm’s litigation division.

A partner for more than 15 years at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Smith’s career highlights include acting for BHP Coal in 1996 to 2000 in a dispute with its contractor concerning the Mt Owen mine site in NSW, in which damage claims reached more than $100 million. As well, he acted for the Burger King Corporation until 2000 in relation to a major franchise dispute.

TressCox recently refurbished the client service areas of its King Street, Sydney offices. This was said to be a result of its efforts to “create an even more client-oriented law firm”. Chairman of TressCox, Alistair Little, said the refurbishment fits in with the firm’s strategy of targeting growth in Sydney. “The renovations are the result of our expansion and increased demand from our clients and lawyers for in-house meetings and focused industry and legal briefings.”

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

TressCox Lawyers in transition
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice
06:03
Timing ‘critical’ in unusual contempt of court ruling
A recent case could have interesting implications for contempt of court rulings, according to a Ferr...
Dec 14 2017
International arbitration and business culture
Promoted by Maxwell Chambers. This article discusses the impact of international arbitration on t...
Papua New Guinea flag
Dec 14 2017
World-first mining case launched in PNG
Citizens of Papua New Guinea have launched landmark legal proceedings against the country’s govern...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...