Proctor : April 2017
50 PROCTOR | April 2017 IanInnesAngieToddKylieDrageRachelTierneyKateAveryRenéeEglintonAmityAndersonAleciaConnor Career moves Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie has welcomed Ian Innes to its Brisbane office as special counsel. Ian is an experienced litigator and dispute resolution lawyer, with a focus on insolvency and restructuring. In that practice Ian acts for insolvency practitioners, financiers, debtors and creditors. He is also highly experienced in energy and resources disputes and administrative law litigation, and has successfully dealt with challenges involving major project approvals, along with international asset recovery work. Barry.Nilsson. Barry.Nilsson. has announced the appointment of Asian law expert Angie Todd as special counsel. Angie is qualified to practise in both Australia and Hong Kong and has eight years of international family law experience in the Chinese administrative region. Her expertise includes working in cross-border divorce, global asset tracing, and the international relocation and removal of children. She is also a trained collaborative practitioner and a former vice chair of the Hong Kong Family Law Association. Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Best Wilson Buckley Family Law has announced the opening of an office in Ipswich. Amity Anderson has been appointed as legal partner and will lead the new office. Amity has practised exclusively in family law for the past nine years and takes a keen interest in property settlements, financial agreements and spousal maintenance. Alecia Connor has been appointed as an associate, and is a founding member of the Ipswich office. Alecia has practised in family and de facto relationship law for the past five years. Lynn Armstrong has been appointed a senior associate in Best Wilson Buckley Family Law’s Toowoomba office. Lynn has practised in family law for more than 10 years and takes particular interest in child protection matters and domestic violence cases. Broadley Rees Hogan Broadley Rees Hogan has announced two appointments to its commercial litigation and dispute resolution team. Associate Alicia Dark has worked in commercial litigation with a focus on commercial dispute resolution, insolvency and building and construction law since her admission in 2011. Solicitor Lachlan Amerena, who has worked as an associate to Supreme Court Justice North, will focus on commercial litigation, as well as disputes in building and construction and planning and environment. Carroll Fairon Solicitors Carroll Fairon Solicitors has announced the appointment of Fraser Murray as associate. Fraser has close to 13 years’ experience in family law, after a decade served as an associate in the family law courts and then private practice as a family lawyer. Fraser is based at both the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast offices. The firm has also announced the appointment of Amanda Gleeson as solicitor. Amanda practises in property law, including leases, conveyancing and property transfers. She also practises in wills and estates. CDI Lawyers CDI Lawyers has announced the appointment of special counsel Andrew Shields. Andrew has extensive experience in both private practice and in-house roles, and regularly advises on termination of construction contracts, the Subcontractors’ Charges Act, Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (BCIPA) matters, as well as court and tribunal disputes. He is an accredited adjudicator and mediator, and was recently appointed secretary of the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce. Couper Geysen – Family and Animal Law Senior solicitor Kylie Drage, who has joined Couper Geysen – Family and Animal Law, has practised since 2010 in areas that include family law, domestic violence, criminal law and child safety matters. She also has experience with wills, enduring powers of attorney and advanced health directives. Gilshenan & Luton Legal Practice Gilshenan & Luton Legal Practice has welcomed Rachel Tierney, who represents clients in a range of matters including assault, fraud, traffic, and sexual and drug-related offences. She is also experienced in domestic violence and child protection matters. kare lawyers Kate Avery and Renée Eglinton have joined forces to commence kare lawyers, a plaintiff personal injuries law firm. Kate, who has more than 18 years’ experience in all aspects of this practice area, was previously a senior associate at boutique plaintiff and insurance firms. She is a QLS accredited specialist (personal injuries) and sits on the QLS advisory committee for personal injuries specialist accreditation. Renée is an expert in accident compensation law and has almost 25 years’ legal experience, including senior roles as a partner at a national law firm, working at WorkCover Queensland as in-house principal lawyer, and most recently as special counsel at an insurance law firm.