Qld firm appoints 2

By Emma Ryan|01 July 2019

A Maroochydore-based law firm has appointed two new associates to service its clients across the Sunshine Coast.

Garland Waddington has confirmed it has promoted Madeline Klein and Nicola Downs to associate roles, following their joining the firm in 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Ms Klein brings a background in construction law, commercial law, and wills and estate litigation, while Ms Downs specialises in wills, estates, business and property law. 

“Both Nicole and Madeline are the very definition of our firm: city competence, coastal calm,” said Garland Waddington partner Ken Waddington.


“Not only do they deliver unambiguous, high-level legal advice and expertise, they both provide Garland Waddington clients with a level of empathy and reassurance that is essential when navigating legal situations.

“Both I and my partner Brendan Bathersby are delighted at their appointments to associates and look forward to continuing our work as a team known for delivering effective results for our clients.”

Commenting on her elevation, Ms Klein said: “Some call me a litigation lawyer, but I think of myself as someone who can support my clients and achieve meaningful solutions to complex problems.

“Becoming an associate is a welcome recognition, particularly when the appointment is with a firm I am extremely proud to be a part of, and look forward to continuing my career with for years to come.”

Meanwhile, Ms Downs said on her new role: “I like to think I add value in saving them time and money through better outcomes as a result of years of experience and my understanding of the areas of business and property law.


“Being appointed as associates is recognition of the time and energy we have invested in our careers and into the people we help at Garland Waddington.”

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