Lawyers move on up at AF Legal Group

The firm also unveiled new policies to support staff

Lawyers move on up at AF Legal Group

ASX lister AF Legal Group Limited (AFL) has promoted several lawyers to bigger roles within Australian Family Lawyers, Withnalls, Watts McCray, and AFL Kordos.

According to CEO Chris McFadden, the promotions “are spread across all levels for our lawyers and similarly for our legal support team, indicating the building depth in our organisation”.

“We endeavour to provide clear pathways to promotion and a commitment to helping our team members thrive in their roles”, he added. “It is down to them that we’re able to maintain the exceptional standard of service we give to our clients. The growth of our organisation rests in their hands. That is why we prioritise career progression and opportunity for all our staff members”.

The promoted lawyers are as follows:

Australian Family Lawyers Brisbane

  • Aaron Wilson - special counsel
  • Josie Farr - solicitor
  • Lewis Chatten - paralegal

Australian Family Lawyers Gold Coast

  • Naz Pattison - associate

Australian Family Lawyers Melbourne

  • Andrew Andrianakis - senior associate
  • Lauren Biniares - senior solicitor
  • Amber Colbourne - senior paralegal
  • Rachel Seear - senior paralegal

Australian Family Lawyers Withnalls

  • Joseph Cavanagh - senior associate
  • Mel Parkhouse - senior paralegal

Australian Family Lawyers Joondalup

  • Jasmine Trewin - associate
  • Maddy Bramley – paralegal

Watts McCray Lawyers NSW

  • Erika Kingston - admission to solicitor
  • Tylah Coskerie - senior associate

Australian Family Lawyers Canberra

  • Rebecca Staite - admission to solicitor

AFL also introduced work policies and entitlements to cater to its staff, most of which are between 25 and 39 years of age. The initiatives include a return to work plan for parents, flexible work arrangements that allow for interstate and interoffice moves, career development plans, and CPD training; this builds on the firm’s existing parental leave benefits.


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