Cornwall Stodart on hiring spree
Melbourne firm Cornwall Stodart has poached three senior private practice lawyers to head its construction, IP and banking & finance practices.
Former Herbert Geer special counsel Catherine Bell (pictured) has joined Cornwall Stodart as a partner and head of construction. She is joined on the firm’s management team by partner and head of IP, Joel Masterson, who signs on to the firm from Actuate IP.
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Bell has held senior associate roles at a number of major firms, including Holding Redlich, Sparke Helmore and Baker & McKenzie.
Prior to joining ActuateIP, Masterson was a senior associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Cornwall Stodart has also announced the hire of special counsel Jacqueline Browning from Piper Alderman, who will head up the banking & finance division, as well as two senior associates: corporate lawyer Gizelle Manoli from Coulter Roache, and ex-Allens property lawyer Suzanne Vale, who is joining the firm’s telecommunications group.