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DW Fox Tucker’s newest promotion a ‘significant milestone’

South Australian firm DW Fox Tucker Lawyers has announced the promotion of one of its practitioners to the role of director, marking a “significant milestone” in the firm’s history.

user iconGrace Robbie 09 April 2024 SME Law
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The Adelaide-based firm has appointed Jonathan Ikonomopoulos (pictured), a homegrown legal practitioner, as the firm’s newest director.

DW Fox Tucker emphasised that Ikonomopoulos’ promotion holds significance not only for the firm but also for him, as “he is the first practitioner to progress through our entire career development program since the firm’s inception in October 2014”.

Ikonomopoulos joined the firm in 2015 as a law clerk, where, under the guidance of his mentors Ben Duggan and John Walsh, he diligently pursued every job opportunity offered by DW Fox Tucker Lawyers, allowing him to ascend the legal ladder.


Throughout his tenure with the firm, “he has successfully handled a wide array of complex employment, occupational health and safety, and workers’ compensation law matters, receiving rightful acknowledgement within the firm and from our clients”.

This news follows the firm’s appointment of a new associate from BigLaw firm Piper Alderman at the end of November.

Duggan, the firm’s employment, workplace relations and safety team leader, expressed his immense pleasure in witnessing Ikonomopoulos’ growth into a prominent leader within the firm.

“Over the past decade, Jonathan has offered invaluable support to our clients, and it’s been a pleasure witnessing his growth and evolution into a firm leader. His unwavering loyalty is a rare and cherished trait in today’s business landscape.

“I am delighted to see the firm’s leadership acknowledge his dedication, diligence, and exceptional legal acumen by extending this promotion to him,” Duggan commented.

Joe De Ruvo, DW Fox Tucker’s managing director, highlighted the firm’s commitment to supporting and establishing frameworks to cultivate career pathways for their young legal practitioners.

“DW Fox Tucker recognises the importance of providing a clear and structured career path for its professional staff that enables them to develop professionally and personally to excel in their roles and ensure we deliver the high-level support expected by our clients.

“We are confident that Jonathan’s commitment and capabilities will ensure a successful and prosperous career as a leading practitioner in the legal profession,” De Ruvo said.

Ikonomopoulos underscored his excitement for being entrusted with this new position, commenting: “My heartfelt thanks to the firm for entrusting me with this opportunity. I extend my deepest gratitude to our esteemed clients for their continued trust and support.

“As we embark on this exciting journey together, I am committed to championing the firm’s objectives and delivering exceptional service and results.”