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Thornton + King bolsters its ranks with 2 senior appointments

NSW-based firm Thornton + King has moved to strengthen its property law ranks with the hiring of two accredited specialists, who have joined the firm as a principal and special counsel, respectively.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 01 March 2024 SME Law
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Sarah Newman has joined Thornton + King as a principal, having come across from Coleman Greig as a principal for nearly three years.

Richard Harvey, who was the president of the Law Society of NSW in 2020, has also joined the firm, as a special counsel. He was formerly the principal of Richard Harvey & Associates, which has now merged into Thornton + King.

Both Ms Newman and Mr Harvey are accredited specialists in property law.


Thornton + King has three offices across NSW (in Balmain, Northbridge, and Tea Gardens) and has more than 20 staff.

It is, the firm noted in a statement, “in conversations with other leading lawyers wanting to affiliate with accredited specialists, as it continues its impressive growth trajectory in the consumer services legal space”.

Speaking about the two senior hires, Thornton + King managing partner Karunn Shahani said: “Having two well-known and respected lawyers supports our rapidly growing firm.”

“As both are accredited specialists, their appointment, along with our existing leadership team, positions us in the top five law firms in NSW for having lawyers with property specialisation.”

“Our values are very much focused on client outcomes but equally [on] how we foster and mentor our younger lawyers. Apart from the outstanding work they produce, both Richard and Sarah have a wonderful history in the profession for supporting the growth of the next generation of accredited specialists,” he proclaimed.

“We welcome Sarah and Richard to Thornton + King.”