Proctor : April 2019
10 PROCTOR | April 2019 Career moves BrookeMallardJoeleneSeatonSarahTuhtanAllisonHaworth Carter Newell Carter Newell has announced the elevation of seven solicitors, including four in Brisbane. Allison Haworth, a member of the Property & Injury Liability team in Brisbane, has been promoted to Special Counsel. Allison has extensive experience acting for major insurers and corporate clients in complex insurance and commercial litigation matters. She focuses on defending public, products and property liability insurance claims, and is routinely instructed in complex coverage disputes, multi-party large loss, dust disease and catastrophic injury claims. Sarah Tuhtan, also a member of the Property & Injury Liability team, and Jasmine Wood, a member of the Energy & Resources team, were promoted to Senior Associate. Sarah focuses on public liability claims (both in personal injuries and property damage), product liability and worker’s compensation claims. Her experience as a defendant insurance lawyer includes advising Australian and international insurers, claims agents, corporate clients, educational institutions and local authorities. Jasmine has experience in resources transactions including the sale and acquisition of mining and petroleum projects, undertaking land access negotiations and drafting compensation agreements, legal due diligence, advising on contractual risk and the impact of various state-based petroleum, mining and environmental regulatory regimes. Tamara Baldwin, another member of the Property & Injury Liability team in Brisbane, has been promoted to Associate. Tamara’s experience extends to personal injury and property damage claims, including multi-party disputes involving complex liability and indemnity issues. In Sydney, Rochelle Rieck (Financial Lines) and Ryan Stehlik (Property & Injury Liability) were promoted to Special Counsel, while in Melbourne, Michelle Christmas (Financial Lines) was promoted to Senior Associate. Collas Moro Ross Collas Moro Ross has announced the appointment of Chris Barron as an Associate. Chris practises predominantly in litigation and commercial law, and appears regularly in court. He also enjoys acting in pro bono matters that the firm undertakes. Evans & Company Lawyers Gold Coast family law firm Evans & Company Lawyers has advised that it has changed its name to Evans Brandon Family Lawyers, with effect from 8 March. Principal Dean Evans said that the change reflected the progression of Luke Brandon to full partnership. Luke began with the firm as an articled clerk in 2004, was admitted in 2006, and became a partner in 2011, the same year he gained QLS Specialist Accreditation in family law. McCullough Robertson Lawyers McCullough Robertson Lawyers has announced changes to its Executive Leadership team, including the appointment of Corporate and Commercial business unit senior partner Reece Walker as Chair of Partners. He succeeds Dominic McGann, who has held the position since 2014. Also joining the Executive Leadership team is Sydney-based partner Jason Munstermann, who leads the firm’s Sydney commercial litigation practice. Existing members of the team include Michael (Mick) Moy, Matt Bradbury, and Managing Partner Kristen Podagiel. MBA Lawyers MBA Lawyers has announced the appointment of Joelene Seaton as a Senior Associate. Joelene has practised in family law for more than 15 years and is experienced in all matrimonial and de-facto relationship matters. Brooke Mallard has been promoted to Lawyer in the firm’s family law department and supports clients in all family law matters, including parenting disputes, property settlements, de-facto relationships and domestic violence matters. Michael Lynch Family Lawyers Michael Lynch Family Lawyers has welcomed back Amy Ryan to the team as a Senior Associate. Amy, a QLS Accredited Specialist in family law, has experience in the full range of family law matters, including property and parenting. Amy returns to the firm after working in child protection in the United States. Susan Moriarty & Associates Susan Moriarty & Associates has welcomed Benedict Coyne to the firm as Special Counsel. Benedict manages a busy litigation practice in employment law, anti-discrimination law, administrative law, education law, and human rights law. Benedict is a former national President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and is currently a candidate for the 2019 Federal election in the Division of Dickson.