Lander & Rogers has revealed it has promoted 26 lawyers to senior positions — nine partners, five special counsel and 12 senior associates, effective 1 July 2018.
Joining the partnership are family lawyers Stephanie Doyle and Eleanor Lau, real estate lawyers Rachel Hill and Peter Kritikides, workplace relations lawyers Kaitlyn Gulle, Sally Moten, and Will Spargo, insurance litigation lawyer Rob Muir, and sports lawyer Amelia Lynch.
The five special counsel have been named as Alex Bannister (commercial disputes), Elizabeth Brookes (insurance law and litigation), Justine Edwards (real estate and projects), Nicola Gardner (insurance law and litigation) and Timothy Gough (family and relationship law).
Meanwhile the 12 senior associates are listed as Emily Bowly (workplace relations and safety), Paul Breidenbach (insurance law and litigation), Edwina Fenwick (insurance law and litigation), Kate Greenwood (family and relationship law), Catherine Hillis (family and relationship law), Natale Ilardo (commercial disputes), Tessa Kelman (family and relationship law), Simon Merritt (corporate), Vince Ripepi (insurance law and litigation), Kepler Ryan (family and relationship law), Luke Scandrett (workplace relations and safety), and Caroline Walker (commercial disputes).
Lander & Rogers chief executive partner Andrew Willder congratulated the 26 lawyers on their new roles.
"... As of 1 July we will have our largest intake of senior promotions in the firm's history. These achievements are a true reflection of Lander & Rogers' strength in our highly competitive and continually changing legal market. We are committed to not standing still, to continuing to build a thriving and vibrant business, and to creating the best outcomes for our people and our clients," Mr Willder said.
"These senior appointments continue to build on our offering in our core sectors of focus — financial services, insurance, government, real estate, and retail and supply chain — as well as the continued growth and success of our commercial and family law practices nationally. These future leaders will also play an integral role in cultivating our rich innovation agenda, which builds on our existing client-centric culture.
"Our promotions are an integral part of the ongoing growth of our firm and investment in our people. Many of our senior appointments started their legal careers at Lander & Rogers and I have seen them grow into outstanding lawyers. These promotions reflect our priority to empower our people to become outstanding specialists, and I am very proud that we are able to promote people of such exceptional talent."