Proctor : August 2017
46 PROCTOR | August 2017 MauriceHannanNicoleTreaceyReginaMichaletosJulianPrydeStephanieMurphyAnnWatsonChrisHargreavesNavrinderSatharNicoleMurdochRebeccaPetrieFionaSearsBenMcIlroyTaiLavesStephanCerni Career moves Batch Mewing Lawyers Batch Mewing Lawyers has announced two promotions and the appointment of Chris Hargreaves as a special counsel. Chris has more than 10 years’ experience n dispute resolution, with a focus on litigation, insolvency and securities. This includes advising construction industry participants on subcontractor charges, the operation of PPSA legislation and the impact of insolvency events. Ben McIlroy, who has been promoted to associate, is a dual Australia and UK- qualified solicitor who joined the firm last year and has experience in construction arbitration and litigation. Julian Pryde, who has also been promoted to associate, has experience in front-end construction and engineering projects, as well as claims brought under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld). Bennett & Philp Lawyers Bennett & Philp Lawyers has announced three key promotions, with Nicole Murdoch and Maurice Hannan appointed as directors and Sandy Zhang promoted to associate. Nicole, who was a senior associate in the intellectual property team, is also a qualified electrical engineer and trade mark attorney. She has been involved in complex matters, especially relating to privacy law, information security and trade marks, designs, copyright and patents infringement. Maurice, previously a special counsel in the business and commercial team, focuses on commercial, health and franchising law. With dual qualifications in law and pharmacy, he assists clients in the health industry as well as advising on business and property sales and acquisitions, negotiation and preparation of leases to lessors and lessees, and franchising advice and contractual arrangements. Sandy, who has contributed to the intellectual property team, speaks fluent Mandarin and plays a significant role in establishing legal and business opportunities for the firm in China. BTLawyers Samantha Cathcart and Tristan Higham have joined BTLawyers as associates. Samantha, a member of the insurance litigation team, advises and represents insurers and employers in workers’ compensation claims across an array of industries. Tristan, who works predominately in personal injuries law, has experience in complex catastrophic claims and will now provide advice to employers and in workers’ compensation claims. King & Wood Mallesons King & Wood Mallesons has announced the promotion of seven lawyers to the firm’s Australian partnership, including Brisbane mergers and acquisitions lawyer Kirsten Bowe. Kirsten focuses on large IT and commercial transactions, as well as intellectual property and consumer law, procurement, outsourcing and business transformation projects. Five of the seven new partners are female, bringing the firm’s total number of female partners in Australia to 45, or 27% of the total partnership. Other promotions in King & Wood Mallesons’s Brisbane office include Priscilla Lal (dispute resolution) and Chris Pitson (projects and real estate) as special counsel, and Stephan Cerni (banking and finance), Tai Laves (projects and real estate), Stephanie Murphy (projects and real estate) and Rebecca Petrie (projects and real estate) as senior associates. Macpherson Kelley Macpherson Kelley has announced 15 promotions nationally, including that of Nicole Treacey to senior associate. Nicole practises in property and construction law in the firm’s Brisbane office. McCullough Robertson McCullough Robertson has welcomed two new partners, four special counsel and two senior associates. New partners Aaron Dahl and Peter Williams work in the corporate and commercial sphere. Aaron began with the firm’s graduate program in 2006, rotating litigation and dispute resolution and aged care before settling on corporate advisory. He focuses on capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, business and share sales and ASX listings to public, private and non-profit clients.