Commercial firm welcomes four to partnership

The new partners, from the firm’s development, commercial, and local government practice groups, are joined by 14 new senior associates

Commercial firm welcomes four to partnership
Maddocks has announced its 2017 promotion round, with the firm welcoming four new members to the partnership, as well as 14 new senior associates and 10 new associates.

Promoted to partner are special counsel Bettina Sheeran and Andrew Whiteside and senior associates James Beauchamp and Kate Oliver.

Sheeran, who’s part of the development practice, is a specialist in real estate transactions, advising public and private and listed and unlisted clients that include developers and high-net-worth individuals. She has more than 18 years’ experience and is a board member and vice president of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria).

From the firm’s commercial practice, Whiteside specialises in technology contracting, government procurement, and health law. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts on all levels of the government.

Also in the development practice is Beauchamp, who has extensive experience acting for major private and institutional developers in Victoria and across the country. Throughout a career spanning more than 13 years, he has advised on a wide range of matters, including land and apartment projects. Beauchamp is a member of the Infrastructure and Urbanisation Committee of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Victoria).

Oliver, who has comprehensive knowledge of the local government sector in Victoria, is a trusted adviser to local government clients of the firm in the state. She also works with other members of Maddocks’ national local government practice.

The promotions add to the five new partners appointed by the firm over the last nine months. Maddocks announced in December that it has appointed Vanessa Andersen as partner in Sydney. At about the same time, Karli Evans was promoted to partner in Melbourne. Anthony Willis, Caroline Atkins, and Gavan Mackenzie started with Maddocks in Canberra in May after DLA Piper’s closure in the city.

Maddocks also revealed members of its latest senior associates and associates classes. They are:

Senior associates
  • Emma Anderson
  • Jacinta Atkinson
  • Sarah Bellingham
  • Stephanie Bower
  • Elisabeth Brett
  • Georgia Hunt
  • Meredith Kennedy
  • Julian Law
  • Mira Martin
  • Ayako Nomura
  • Jacqui Picone
  • Jhansi Seccull
  • Stephen Tang
  • Julia Tonkin

  • Natalie Burgess
  • Elizabeth Blanch
  • Jessie Heysham
  • Alexander Langshaw
  • Jenny Lo
  • Dale McQualter
  • Ian Ong
  • Kristin Richardson
  • Victoria Wachniewski
  • Michael Wong

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