Wollongong firm appoints new partner
A Wollongong-based law firm has recruited a Sydney solicitor to its partnership.
Boutique operation, Foye Legal, has nabbed Peter Snell from Lehmann Snell Lawyers where he was most recently a senior solicitor.
Mr Snell brings to his new role over two decades worth of experience, having worked in state and federal workers’ compensation, migration law and compensation litigation.
According to a statement from Foye Legal, the move in hiring Mr Snell reunites him with Foye Legal's CEO and chief lawyer Diana Foye, with the pair working together for 13 years prior.
Ms Foye said when the time came to introduce a new partner to the firm, Mr Snell was her “first and only choice”.
“This is about big city lawyers in a local setting,” Ms Foye said. “Peter is an exceptional lawyer, a tremendous person and will be a formidable advocate for our clients. He is not only a significant acquisition for Foye Legal but also for the Illawarra.”
Mr Snell said he has followed the success and exponential growth of Foye Legal since its inception in 2015.
“I have dealt with numerous legal firms acting for injured parties, and Foye Legal stood out from the pack as a firm that is innovative, personable and motivated by a desire to achieve practical solutions while always acting in the interests of its clients,” he explained.
“Diana and her team have had outstanding success and I want to contribute to that continued success by adding my skills. I would not have contemplated working for any other firm in the Illawarra.”