Australian senior promotions announced at Wotton + Kearney

Newly promoted lawyers includes a new partner and three new special counsel in Australia

Australian senior promotions announced at Wotton + Kearney

Wotton + Kearney has promoted six of its lawyers in Australia to senior positions.

The firm has welcomed Hope Saloustros, who’s based in Melbourne, to the partnership. It has also promoted to special counsel Angela Winkler and Samantha Butt in Sydney, as well as Mylinh L’Estrange in Melbourne.

Sydney-based lawyers Adam Batiste and Amanda de Souza have been elevated to senior associate. The promotion round also included Wellington-based Murray Grant, who was promoted to special counsel. The appointments took effect at the start of the year.

Saloustros is known for her work in resolving general liability disputes for both insurers and large corporations, the firm said. She has extensive experience across a wide range of sectors, including construction, manufacturing, retail, sports and leisure, SME, and energy and mining.

Saloustros is also a senior champion of the Wotton + Kearney Community Footprint program in Melbourne. She was part of a team that cycled across Cambodia to help raise more than $100,000 for International Justice Mission. 

Winkler, who has both local and international experience, is an expert in general liability who specialises in personal injury. She is also experienced in in property damage and professional indemnity.

Also one of the general liability experts of the firm, Butt has extensive experience in public and products liability, professional indemnity, fraud, construction and third party recovery claims.

L’Estrange is also a specialist in personal injury and insurance law. She has acted for large international insurers in a wide range of claims, including slip-and-fall incidents, industrial and construction site accidents, and engineering design defects causing injuries.

David Kearney, executive chairman, congratulated Saloustros and the other new senior lawyers on “their well-deserved promotions.” He said that the promotions shows the firm’s commitment to recognising and developing experts, as well as providing senior lawyers with the right attitude to serve clients.

Hope Saloustros

Recent articles & video

Piper Alderman partner reflects on cutting his teeth in the London legal scene

Australian Family Lawyers implements novel parental leave policy

Hamilton Locke makes six senior promotions

Only half of 2018 US law grads are employed at law firms

Clayton Utz, G+T celebrate completion of $8.9bn Crown Resorts acquisition

Dentons promotes 26 to senior positions in Australia

Most Read Articles

Lucky 13 make partner in KWM's mid-year promotions cycle

Depp vs Heard: Shattering stereotypes against women as legal advocates

Journo's 'ill-advised' Logies speech delays trial in Brittany Higgins case

Clayton Utz, G+T celebrate completion of $8.9bn Crown Resorts acquisition