SME firm promotes 4 in the new year

By Naomi Neilson|07 January 2020

Brisbane law firm Mullins has internally promoted four staff for the new year, with each having gained extensive experience from working with the firm for several years.

Chris Herrald moved up to special counsel, Natalie Silvester and Adam Hamrey are now senior associates and Tayla Gorman has been promoted to associate. The managing partner Curt Schatz congratulated the four staff members.

“We recognise that our people are our greatest asset, and it is pleasing for us to see as they progress their career and further establish themselves as future leaders of our firm,” Mr Schatz said of each of the new appointments.

Ms Herrald has been with the firm for nine years and her experience spans across the estate planning, estate administration and contentious and non-contentious litigation. She has acted as a guardian and administration in matters including enduring powers of attorney and in proceedings in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.


Mr Hamrey has represented individuals, corporate clients, accounting firms and banks in a wide range of commercial disputes and insolvency-related matters. He has had a range of experience attending courts, including the High Court of Australia.

New senior associate Ms Silvester has assisted with estate planning, estate litigation and administration for three years. She has practiced in all aspects of succession law and has a particular interest in complex estate planning and estate litigation.

Still relatively new to the firm, Ms Gorman has worked with Mullins for a year and now will continue working in retirement living and aged care industries as an associate.

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SME firm promotes 4 in the new year
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