Carter Newell's partnership grows

In addition to promoting one lawyer, the firm has also recruited another from a national firm

Carter Newell's partnership grows

Carter Newell has grown its partnership with two appointments.

Katherine Hayes has been promoted from special counsel, while Kelly Alcorn joins the firm from HWL Ebsworth, where she was also a partner.

Paul Hopkins, Carter Newell senior partner, said that in addition to the talent the lawyers bring to the partnership, the appointments also add diversity to the firm’s senior ranks. He said the firm is committed to advancing staff on the basis of expert technical skills, excellent client service, and a commitment to the firm’s values. It is seeing more and more female lawyers ascend within the firm, he said.

Hayes, who specialises in insurance law, joined the firm in 2013 as a senior associate. She was promoted to special counsel last year. She has particular expertise in cyber risk, directors’ and officers’ claims, and professional indemnity.

Alcorn joins the firm’s planning and environment group and is an expert in due diligence, compliance, and training in the area. She also specialises in enforcement action, Planning and Environment Court applications and appeals, and Land Court proceedings. Her practice sees her regularly advising property, energy, resources, infrastructure, and government sector clients.

The partner appointments come after the firm promoted Laura Horvat, Elisha Goosem, and Milton Latta to special counsel last month.

 

Free newsletter

Subscribe to our FREE newsletter service and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest breaking news, cutting edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both your business and the industry as whole.

Please enter your email address below and click on Sign Up for daily newsletters from Australasian Lawyer.

Recent articles & video

HSF managing partner embraces innovation and technology in a COVID-19 world

Carter Newell strengthens insurance team with new special counsel

US BigLaw firm cuts associates despite government loan

Deadline closing in for In-House Leaders 2020

Women dominate 2020 promotions at Cooper Grace Ward

HFW and KPMG ally to offer legal assistance to COVID-19-hit businesses

Most Read Articles

Clayton Utz rings in new financial year with new deputy chief executive partners

$65m equity raising for ASX-listed tech company sees completion with K&L Gates’s help

Baker McKenzie appoints seven to practice and industry leaders in APAC

Mills Oakley welcomes three to partnership in major promotion round