Melbourne firm recruits property specialist

By Tom Lodewyke|11 February 2018

An established Melbourne law firm has appointed a new special counsel in its property practice.

KCL Law recently announced that it has appointed Darren Vance (pictured below) as a special counsel in its property team.

Mr Vance is a leasing specialist with over 12 years’ experience in all areas of commercial, retail and industrial leasing, according to a statement from the firm.

He was previously a senior associate at Thomson Geer, and has also worked for HWL Ebsworth and the Office of the Australian Government Solicitor.

Mr Vance has advised landlords and tenants across Australia and New Zealand on a wide range of property matters. His practice at KCL will focus on lease and tenancy-related transactions and dispute resolution.

Mark Yaskewych, principal lawyer and head of KCL’s property team, said Mr Vance’s expertise would be a great addition to the firm.

“Since the firm was established in 1981, the firm has been recognised for its quality property and leasing advice,” Mr Yaskewych said.


“I am confident that Darren’s appointment will continue to build on the firm’s reputation in this area.”


Pictured: KCL Law special counsel Darren Vance

Melbourne firm recruits property specialist
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