Proctor : March 2018
46 PROCTOR | March 2018 Career moves CatherineKingNatalieSilvesterNikolinaPalasrinneMichaelMorrisCraigSmithJamesDeeganStephanieMurrayKateClarkAntonA.RichardsonGemmaAbbey Career moves Adams Wilson Lawyers Adams Wilson Lawyers has announced the promotion of Nikolina Palasrinne to partner. Nikolina, who began with the firm in 2011 as a graduate in the employment and industrial relations team, now practises in employment, education, discrimination and administrative law, as well as in civil litigation. Clark & Associates Mediation Services Kate Clark has established Clark & Associates Mediation Services Pty Ltd and operates the practice as legal director. Drawing on over eight years of private practice, Kate provides mediation services in areas of restorative justice, property settlement, workplace, child safety, neighbours and small claims. Hillhouse Burrough McKeown Lawyers Hillhouse Burrough McKeown Lawyers has announced the promotion of Michael Morris to associate. Michael, who joined the firm in 2010 and was admitted in 2013, works across a broad range of commercial practice areas and has a growing agribusiness practice. MBA Lawyers MBA Lawyers has announced the establishment of a new family law department and the appointment of Anton A. Richardson as a partner to lead the department. Anton has practised exclusively in family law in Australia since 2004 (having previously practised in Ireland), with a focus on complex and high-worth property matters. Stephanie Murray, a QLS accredited specialist in family law, has been appointed as senior associate. Stephanie specialises in property, parenting and domestic violence matters for both de facto and matrimonial relationships. Mullins Lawyers Mullins Lawyers has announced three promotions to associate – insurance lawyer Catherine King, property/planning and environment lawyer James Deegan, and wills and estates lawyer Natalie Silvester. Catherine focuses on workers’ compensation claims and has also acted for clients in the areas of compulsory third party (motor vehicle), superannuation and public liability. James, who joined Mullins Lawyers in 2015, has acted for clients in both front and back- end town planning matters and in a range of property transactions, while Natalie advises clients in all areas of wills and estates, including estate planning, administration and litigation. O’Reilly Workplace Law Gemma Abbey has joined O’Reilly Workplace Law as a senior lawyer. Gemma has a broad range of commercial and litigation experience gained at a leading Australian law firm and in the United Kingdom. This includes running high-value matters in the Supreme Court and providing advice across a broad range of employment law matters, including employment contracts, unfair dismissal, confidential information and post-employment restraints. O’Shea & Associates Craig Smith has joined O’Shea & Associates as a partner leading the firm’s property law division. Craig has practised for more than 35 years and has wide expertise in property law, including property developments, acquisitions and disposals throughout Australia. Proctor career moves: For inclusion in this section, please email details and a photo to email@example.com by the 1st of the month prior to the desired month of publication. This is a complimentary service for all firms, but inclusion is subject to available space. New members 1 January 2018 and 29 January 2018 Queensland Law Society welcomes new members who joined between 1 January to 29 January 2018. The full list of new members can be found on the QLS website at qls.com.au/ newmembers.