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78 new accredited specialists named in Victoria

Practitioners in children’s law, commercial law, commercial litigation, criminal law, immigration, wills and estates, and workplace relations have become accredited specialists in the Garden State.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 02 December 2022 SME Law
78 new accredited specialists named in Victoria
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At a conferral ceremony held last night (Thursday, 1 December), the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) recognised the accomplishments of 78 new accredited specialists across seven practice areas.

The institute’s accredited specialisation, LIV said in a statement, is a nationally recognised certification indicating practitioners’ standing as an expert in their field.

With the conferral of these accredited specialists, there are now 1,186 such professionals in Victoria across 16 areas of law, LIV noted. Thirteen per cent of this year’s cohort are based in regional Victoria, and 43 per cent of candidates are based in suburban areas.


LIV president Tania Wolff offered her congratulations, noting that “their achievements in attaining this nationally recognised accreditation is clear evidence of the highest skill and passion they bring to their area of law”.

Moreover, LIV continued, this year’s cohort of successful candidates is “also relatively young”, with the average age of successful candidates being 35 years old.

“It’s an encouraging sign for the future of our profession that we are already seeing the newest generation of practising lawyers already demonstrating the highest level of skill and knowledge in their area of law,” Ms Wolff said.

“The LIV is proud to be playing a part in fostering this talent, and giving these bright young lawyers the recognition [that] they deserve.”

In children’s law, the following have become accredited specialists: Jessica James-Murphy, Nicholas Jane, Nickie King, Antonia Kourkoulis, Kathryn McGregor, Elisabeth O’Dea, Andrew Rankin, Carl Robertson and Tia Snoek.

Linda Abbouche, Charlotte De Wynter, Chengyuan Wang, Verity White and Stuart Wilson are the newest accredited specialists in commercial law.

Dicky Abraham and Jing Wang have become accredited specialists in commercial litigation.

In criminal law, the following are now accredited specialists: Elise Anselma, Brett Barratt, Georgia Blackie, Kieran Burke, Rachel Cashmore, Erin Churchill, Louise Conwell, James Dalrymple, Edwina Dane, Erin Finnigan, Claudia Flocke, Kelly Floris, Yasmin Geneva, Daniel Georgiou, Michael Haralambous, Kimberley Hards, Joshua Hickey, Ophelia Hollway, Thomas Isaacs, Fiona Jenkins, Rebecca Lew, Alexander Lew, Siobhan Mansfield, Jacob Mildren, James Mitchell, Clare Morris, Clare Moss, Ellen Murphy, Elizabeth Penman, Isabelle Skaburskis, Alexandra Sutherland, Karin Temperley, Shanelle Veit, Kim Voulanas, Marcus Williams, Adam Willson, Angus Cameron and Sean De Ville.

Sidar Cetin, Toniey Munro, Madeline Keating, Simon Leske, Sarah Loch-Wilkinson, Nina Merlino and Solina Sam are now accredited specialists in immigration law.

Bianca Apollonio, Lisa Berte, Tracy Collins, Jack Conway, Isobel Feben, John Liacopoulos, Sharee Macfarlane, William Moore, Emmaline Munday, Thomas Natoli, Todd Terzioski and Deborah Kliger are the newest accredited specialists in wills and estates.

And, in workplace relations, Jai Shepherdson, Samuel Ellemor, Elyane Palmer, Sally McCutcheon and Hamish Procter have become accredited specialists

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