Racing Queensland GC joins private practice

04 December 2017 By Melissa Coade
Andrew Corkhill, Sam Adams, Cooper Grace Ward

The partnership of a Brisbane law firm has welcomed the appointment of a former general counsel to its commercial practice.

Cooper Grace Ward has announced that former general counsel for Racing Queensland, Sam Adams (pictured right), has joined the law firm partnership. In addition to serving as general counsel for Racing Queensland for a period of three years, Mr Adams also acted as CEO of the organisation.


Mr Adams has over 14 years’ experience working in commercial law. He has advised state government, local government agencies, banks, airlines, developers and property funds on a range of commercial law matters.

“Sam also has extensive experience in the areas of commercial negotiations, media rights, licensing matters and corporate governance as a result of his work with both Racing Queensland and Brisbane Racing Club,” a statement from Cooper Grace Ward said.

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In addition to Mr Adam’s appointment, the firm announced the hire of special counsel Andrew Corkhill (pictured left). He rejoins Cooper Grace Ward's commercial law team from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Mr Corkhill has worked in Brisbane and London, advising large scale mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and energy and resources deals. He also worked as a senior counsel for leading global oil and gas company Eni.

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