Norton Rose Fulbright promotes 42 accomplished senior lawyers in Australia

Global People July 3, 2018

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announces the elevation of 14 special counsel and 28 senior associates, in a reflection of the deep and diverse pool of talent across Australia. From the total of 42 Australian appointments, 29 or 69 per cent are female.

The promotions are in the banking and finance (including banking turnaround and insolvency, and financial restructuring and insolvency); construction and engineering, corporate, M&A and securities; dispute resolution and litigation; employment and labour; environment and planning; insurance; intellectual property; real estate and tax teams in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia Wayne Spanner commented:

“My partners and I are proud to have found opportunities for career progression for these talented lawyers. This new group of senior lawyers will play an important role in helping to drive the continued growth and success of our business for the benefit of our Australian and global clients. Each has made a strong case for promotion, and it is particularly pleasing to see our strong mentoring program for female lawyers result in nearly 70 per cent of these new roles going to women.”

Effective from July 1, this year’s promotions, listed by practice area, are:

Banking and finance

  • Melissa Gardiner (Special counsel, Perth)
  • Ben Fisher (Senior associate, Banking turnaround and insolvency, Sydney)
  • Kellie Link (Senior associate, Financial restructuring and insolvency, Perth)
  • Gareth Munnick (Senior associate, Sydney)
  • Nadia Randello (Senior associate, Banking turnaround and insolvency, Sydney)
  • Jenna Scott (Senior associate, Financial restructuring and insolvency, Melbourne)
  • Cate Shirley (Senior associate, Sydney)
  • Hoda Solaymani-Jamal (Senior associate, Financial restructuring and insolvency, Melbourne)

Construction and engineering

  • Luke van Grieken (Special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Ilinka Manojlovic (Special counsel, Sydney)
  • James Weirick (Special counsel, Sydney)
  • Stephanie Cameron (Senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Kim Wilson (Senior associate, Melbourne)

Corporate, M&A and securities

  • Tatiana Gotvig (Special counsel, Sydney)
  • Edward Odendaal (Senior associate, Sydney)
  • William Nicolson (Senior associate, Sydney)
  • Rohan Sridhar (Senior associate, Melbourne)

Dispute resolution and litigation

  • Prue Egan (Special counsel, Sydney)
  • Jack Pembroke-Birss (Special counsel, Sydney)
  • Peter Richard (Special counsel, Sydney)
  • Caitlin Brown (Senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Jethro Ellinghaus (Senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Lauren Gamble (Senior associate, Brisbane)
  • Lauren Gore (Senior associate, Perth)
  • Jenna Relton (Senior associate, Sydney)

Employment and labour

  • Annika Martz (Special counsel, Sydney)
  • Joanna MacKenzie (Senior associate, Sydney)

Environment and planning

  • Sonali Seneviratne (Senior associate, Sydney)


  • Brooke Grealy (Special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Sarah Metcalfe (Special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Lauren Ritchie (Special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Riley Gay (Senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Mary-Kate Rankin (Senior associate, Sydney)
  • Katie Sutherland (Senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Melissa Tan (Senior associate, Sydney)

Intellectual Property

  • Rebecca Brenikov (Senior associate, Sydney)
  • Kerri Lambrianidis (Senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Harrison Ottaway (Senior associate, Melbourne)
  • Alyson Poole (Senior associate, Sydney)

Real estate

  • Malerie Durham (Special counsel, Perth)
  • Kara Brands (Senior associate, Sydney)


  • Adam Smith (Special counsel, Melbourne)


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