Proctor : April 2018
44 PROCTOR | April 2018 Career moves AndrewSpinksLauraHorvatNicoleTurnbull Career moves Carroll Fairon Solicitors Carroll Fairon Solicitors has welcomed senior associate Nicole Turnbull to lead the firm’s Sunshine Coast team at its Maroochydore office. Nicole has almost 10 years’ experience in family law and wills and estates, and is also an independent children’s lawyer. Carter Newell Carter Newell has announced five elevations and five appointments. Laura Horvat, Elisha Goosem and Milton Latta have been appointed special counsel, while Jillian Commins has been promoted to senior associate and Liana Isaac to associate. Laura specialises in back-end construction matters, advising clients on construction industry-related insurance claims, acting for insurers in relation to subrogated actions for recovery, and conducting litigation. Elisha provides advice in construction and engineering on disputes and insurance claims both for principals and contractors. She also advises insurers with respect to professional indemnity claims, and on claims and indemnity issues under various insurance policies. Milton acts for insurers and corporate clients in the defence of personal injury and property damage claims, as well as in pursuing recovery actions. His experience extends from trip-and-fall claims to more complex property damage claims. Jillian specialises in personal injuries claims under the PIPA and common law. She has advised insurers and corporate insureds on indemnity and liability issues as well as detailed quantum issues. She focuses on claims involving personal injuries arising from hotelier claims, the mining industry and workplace injuries where the insured is the host employer. Liana’s experience extends to property and injury liability matters, advising a variety of leading Australian insurers with respect to indemnity, liability and quantum issues. Carter Newell has also announced the appointment of Andrew Shields as a special counsel and Tarin Olsen as an associate on the construction and engineering team in Brisbane. Recent interstate appointments to the firm’s insurance team include Elizabeth Beech as a senior associate in Melbourne, and Wendy Bure as a senior associate and Stephanie Bird as an associate in Sydney. Creevey Russell Lawyers Andrew Spinks has joined the Toowoomba office of Creevey Russell Lawyers as a lawyer in its family law and criminal law section. Andrew, who was admitted in 2016, has extensive experience in family law, wills and estates, and in litigation. Kennedy Spanner Lawyers Kennedy Spanner Lawyers has announced the appointment of Rachel Duckworth as a solicitor in its Brisbane office. Rachel has some two years’ experience in a national law firm, working mainly in criminal law, and will be working on criminal law, wills and deceased estates matters. Macpherson Kelley Macpherson Kelley has announced the appointment of Mark Metzeling and Olivia Christensen as special counsel in its Brisbane commercial practice and Danny O’Brien as a special counsel on the property and construction team. Mark holds a Master of Intellectual Property Laws, a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry), and has extensive experience providing strategic New members Queensland Law Society regularly welcomes its new members. The list of new members at qls.com.au/ newmembers is updated monthly.