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
Long serving HDY partner steps down

Long serving HDY partner steps down

Henry Davis York partner John Currie today (30 June) steps down from his role as partner to take up a part-time role as a consultant to the firm. After 18 years at HDY and over 20 years'…

Henry Davis York partner John Currie today (30 June) steps down from his role as partner to take up a part-time role as a consultant to the firm.

After 18 years at HDY and over 20 years' experience in financial markets and derivatives regulation, 61-year-old Currie will hand over the reins to financial services partner Lucinda McCann, who joined the firm over two years ago.

Spending his last day as a partner "catching up" and "dealing with difficult client issues", Currie will stay on with the firm as a consultant on a four-day-per-fortnight basis.

"Essentially what I'm doing as a consultant is primarily being available with my expertise and experience to help the other partners and the younger lawyers when they come across a curly issue, but also to keep up to speed on regulatory developments both here in Australia and overseas," Currie told Lawyers Weekly.

Taking a break from his lecturing duties at the University of Sydney as he gets used to his new schedule - which includes rowing twice a week - Currie will keep busy with his commitments to HDY as well as his involvement with The Guardianship Tribunal and The Administrative Decisions Tribunal.

"I kept hearing from other people who've retired that you actually work harder once you retire," said Currie, discussing his already busy schedule.

Listing his work acting for the Sydney Futures Exchange in its growth phase from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s as a career highlight, Currie also reflected on the development of HDY, which he has seen grow from just 15 partners to 57 during his tenure at the firm.

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

Long serving HDY partner steps down
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Jackie Rhodes
06:04
Report sheds light on LGBTQI inclusion in law firms
A recent report has revealed the varying perceptions on LGBTQI diversity and inclusion in the Austra...
Women in business
06:00
Annabel Crabb headlines Women in Business Forum
Political journalist Annabel Crabb has appeared at the Coleman Greig Lawyers Women in Business Forum...
Dec 11 2017
Warm welcome for new district court judges
Three practitioners who were appointed as district court judges in WA have been congratulated by ...
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 & ...