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Bakers gives three taste of partnership

Baker & McKenzie has hired three partners to its litigation and construction practices in Australia.

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Daniel Middleton stepped up in the construction team as a partner, and Philippa Murphy and David Walter did the same in the firm’s dispute resolution practice.


The promotions took effect yesterday (July 1).

The firm also appointed five special counsel and 14 senior associates across 11 practices in Sydney and Melbourne.

Bakers’ managing partner Chris Freeland congratulated the new hires on their achievements.

Bakers’ new special counsel are:

  • Alison Ashford - Construction, Melbourne
  • Richard Ballinger - Dispute Resolution, Sydney
  • Sebastian Busa - Commercial Real Estate, Sydney
  • Sarah Lancaster - Dispute Resolution, Sydney
  • Toby Patten - Telecommunications, Melbourne 
The newly-promoted senior associates are:

  • Craig Amundsen - Energy Resources Infrastructure Corporate, Melbourne
    Belinda Barnes - Corporate, Sydney
  • Tom Bridges - Dispute Resolution, Sydney
  • Suzie Carroll - Dispute Resolution, Melbourne
  • Serena Chow - Tax, Sydney
  • Michael Dearden - Energy Resources Infrastructure Corporate, Sydney
  • Ryan Grant - Media & Content, Sydney
  • Simon Greenacre - Environmental Markets, Sydney
  • Rebecca Howe - Dispute Resolution, Melbourne
  • Miles Hurst - Tax, Sydney
  • Jennifer Terjesen-Som - Intellectual Property, Sydney
  • Jacqueline Truong - Construction, Sydney
  • Melinda Tun - Corporate, Sydney
  • Jane Woodhouse - Intellectual Property, Sydney
Baker & McKenzie has appointed 63 new partners worldwide, bringing the total number of partners in the firm to 1400.

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