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CIE Legal gains 2 new partners

Andrew Thompson and Courtney Wright

Melbourne-based boutique law firm CIE Legal has welcomed the arrival of two new partners.

The firm has hired Courtney Wright, who joins from Aeromancy Law, and elevated special counsel Andrew Thompson to the partnership.

Ms Wright specialises in dispute resolution matters. At her former employer she offered fixed price services in commercial, banking, insolvency, debt recovery and property disputes. Her new role at CIE Legal will see her apply this expertise of offering fixed price services to “spearhead the firm’s move to value-based pricing, an approach [it] calls ‘CIE Consensus Pricing’,” according to a statement.

Meanwhile, Mr Thompson’s promotion to the CIE Legal partnership comes after working in the firm’s commercial practice, covering contracts, M&A, privacy, IP, IT and competition and consumer law.

“It is important to us that our partners offer not just legal skills and client relationships but also a different dimension to the way we service our clients,” said managing partner Peter George.

“Both Andrew and Courtney provide important skills that will help us adapt and innovate the way we deliver our service.


“Courtney’s fixed price model for litigation has been instrumental in us implementing CIE Consensus Pricing. Andrew is leading our firm-wide shift to using project management frameworks to deliver our projects more efficiently.

“It’s fantastic to welcome two such versatile and talented lawyers as partners of CIE Legal.”

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is the editor of Lawyers Weekly at Momentum Media.

Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, and has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia. She also directs the content for Lawyers Weekly's stable of events, including the Australian Law Awards, the Women in Law Awards and the Boutique Law Summit. 

A journalist by training, Emma has spent her career connecting with audiences across a variety of platforms, including online, podcast and radio.

She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism). 

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