FAL Lawyers adds Clayton Utz special counsel as new partner
Canberra and Melbourne-based firm FAL Lawyers has appointed a new partner, who has come over from BigLaw firm Clayton Utz, where she served as a special counsel.
Natasha Smith (pictured) has joined FAL Lawyers as its newest partner, with the firm labelling her a “strong addition” to its partnership ranks.
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Ms Smith, who was a special counsel at Clayton Utz for four and a half years, joins FAL Lawyers in its Canberra office.
She brings, the firm said in a statement, “a wealth of experience” combined with a commitment to providing insightful legal counsel, and will bolster the firm’s government practice, specifically in commercial and ICT projects.
FAL Lawyers Canberra managing partner Adrian Snooks said: “We are delighted to welcome Natasha Smith as our newest partner. Her extensive legal knowledge and unwavering commitment to developing strong relationships with clients align perfectly with the vision and values of FAL Lawyers.
“We are confident that Natasha will play a pivotal role in our firm’s continued success and expansion.”
This appointment represents a significant milestone in the growth of FAL Lawyers in Canberra, the firm added, noting that it is “excited to continue to expand [its] legal services to the Australian government”.