Proctor : November 2018
40 PROCTOR | November 2018 Career moves TrungVuNicoleMurdochNikolinaPalasrinne Aitken Legal Aitken Legal has announced that Nikolina Palasrinne has joined its growing team as a senior associate in the Gold Coast office. Nikolina has a wealth of experience from seven years of practice in employment law. EAGLEGATE Nicole Murdoch, previously the head of the intellectual property (IP) practice group at Bennett & Philp Lawyers, has launched her own firm, EAGLEGATE, a boutique IP, information and communications technology (ICT) and information security law. Nicole has more than 10 years’ experience in IP law, ICT and cyberlaw, as well as practical experience in IT, forensics and encryption. MinterEllison Gold Coast MinterEllison Gold Coast has appointed a partner and senior associate to head up a new construction, infrastructure and procurement division. Partner Paul Muscat has more than 25 years of legal experience, including six years with his own firm on the Gold Coast, and significant expertise in advising government departments, developers, principals and contractors on major infrastructure, construction and engineering projects across a broad range of sectors and contracting models. Craig Tanzer, who brings 10 years of experience in construction law to the new senior associate position, will provide strategic advice and legal representation to key stakeholders in relation to contracting models, risk management and procurement for major projects and infrastructure. Also joining the new team are Aaron Williams, Stephen Lewis and Steven Uniacke, with recruitment under way for another associate. NB Lawyers NB Lawyers has appointed two new staff. Sarah Lock, who has joined the employment law team as a special counsel, has almost 20 years of experience in industrial relations and will focus on matters such as defending general protections claims, discrimination and sham contracting claims for employers and business owners. Dan Chen has been welcomed as a lawyer on the employment law and workplace relations team, where he will provide advice to clients to assist with decision making in areas such as performance management, award analysis and development of enterprise bargaining agreements. Redchip Redchip has announced four promotions, including that of Robert Champney as a director heading the firm’s litigation department. Robert has a strong track record in dispute resolution, building and construction disputes, insolvency and debt collection. The litigation team has been further bolstered by the promotion of Rebecca Forsyth to associate. Rebecca acts across property and commercial disputes, intellectual property and employee theft and debt recovery. Trung Vu has been appointed an associate director. Trung leads Redchip’s tax practice, analysing the tax considerations for his clients’ business structures and transactions. Rhennen Ford has been promoted to associate in the firm’s property and commercial teams. Rhennen focuses on property and business sale transactions, and leasing matters. Small Myers Hughes SMH Lawyers has announced three promotions. Asha Egan has been promoted to associate in the family law department. Asha joined the firm in 2017 and has experience that includes complex property settlements, parenting matters, child support issues and binding financial agreements. Sian Ogge has been promoted to associate in the estate planning department. Sian joined the firm at the start of 2017 and practises in asset structuring and planning, trusts, estate planning, probate and estate administration, and estate litigation. 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.