Mills Oakley announces promotion of 55 lawyers

The new appointments take effect on 1 July

Mills Oakley announces promotion of 55 lawyers

Mills Oakley has recently announced that it promoted 55 lawyers to partners, special counsels, senior associates, and associates.

The firm named three new partners – Brisbane-based corporate partner Scott Coulthart, Sydney-based property partner Matthew Barry and insurance partner Nikki Cassar. Their appointments take effect on 1 July.

Coulthart specialises in creative, technology, and big data. He regularly advises companies about protection and commercialisation of their products, data and IP. He brings specific industry experience and expertise on technology and data related contracts and contracts in the entertainment industry, including music, film, TV, radio and online.

His clients include technology companies, data licensing companies, health services providers, scientific research and education institutes and film production companies.

Barry has over 20 years of experience in real estate and construction-related matters, including acquisitions and disposals and developing commercial, industrial and mixed-use development sites. His expertise includes acting on acquiring and disposing of commercial, retail, industrial and residential development assets, preparing bid documents, and advising clients on all forms of title and land uses. He has advised government authorities, state owned corporations, institutional investors and private clients.

Cassar has over 15 years of specialist experience in the areas of public liability and professional negligence claims. She has advised clients on cases concerning policy wording, indemnity, liability, damages, risk allocation and alternative dispute resolution. She has provided clients with commercial advice and assisted them with mitigating damages.

Her clients include NSW Councils, local government insurance schemes, commercial property managers and local public liability insurers. She has represented clients in most jurisdictions throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.

“A robust round of promotions is a key indicator of a healthy, meritocratic firm. Reaching partnership is a particularly significant milestone for Scott, Matthew and Nikki and thoroughly deserved”, Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker said. “Our newly promoted lawyers exemplify the unique combination of detailed industry expertise and innovative thinking, which gives leading practitioners a distinctive edge. We are delighted to acknowledge and reward their hard work”.

The lawyers promoted to special counsel are:

  • Adrienne Fraser - commercial disputes and insolvency, Brisbane
  • Ada Wong - public law, Sydney
  • Alex Myers - commercial disputes and insolvency, Melbourne
  • Alison Malek - commercial disputes and insolvency, Sydney
  • Alissa Harnath - commercial disputes and insolvency, Melbourne
  • Ben Salon - planning and environment, Sydney
  • Dean Brayley - commercial disputes and insolvency, Melbourne
  • Henry Holland - insurance, Sydney
  • Nathan Timmins - insurance, Melbourne
  • Som Leung - workplace relations, employment and safety, Melbourne
  • Tanya Murugan - insurance, Melbourne
  • Thomas Blanch - toxic torts, Sydney
  • Tom Doherty - insurance, Melbourne

The lawyers promoted to senior associate are:

  • Alexander Kingsbury - planning and environment, Sydney
  • Andrew Greenhalgh - commercial disputes and insolvency, Brisbane
  • Carolyn Tran - building and construction, Melbourne
  • Enoch Hui - insurance, Sydney
  • Jonathan Gillard - insurance, Melbourne
  • Jonathan Green - NFPs, human rights and social impact, Melbourne
  • Lyn McSweeney - property, Sydney
  • Maria Civisic - insurance, Melbourne
  • Mitchell Dunk - insurance, Brisbane
  • Nik Angelakis - commercial disputes and insolvency, Melbourne
  • Philippa Peel - building, construction and infrastructure, Brisbane
  • Rebecca Browder - property, Perth
  • Sam Dekker - workplace relations, employment and safety, Brisbane
  • Samantha Lo - property, Melbourne

The lawyers promoted to associate are:

  • Amy Green - commercial disputes and insolvency, Melbourne
  • Will Constable - banking and finance, Melbourne
  • Serena Tong - commercial disputes and insolvency, Sydney
  • Nicole Mouyat - competition, regulatory and risk, Sydney
  • Henry Shaw - corporate advisory, Melbourne
  • Cleo Ioannou - corporate advisory, Sydney
  • Antonia Marran - family law, Sydney
  • Edward Cope - insurance, Brisbane
  • Holly White - Insurance, Melbourne
  • Nadia El-Hissi - Insurance, Melbourne
  • Emma Clarence - Insurance, Perth
  • Lorna Anderson - Insurance, Sydney
  • Mark Mackay - Insurance, Sydney
  • Russell Buckley - Planning and Environment, Brisbane
  • Caitlin Cleary - Planning and Environment, Sydney
  • Kate Garnock - Planning and Environment, Sydney
  • Grace Hobbs  - Property, Brisbane
  • Selina Mao - Property, Sydney
  • James Pattinson - Public Law, Sydney
  • Amberley Speak - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety, Perth
  • Bryn de Bes - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety, Perth
  • Jessica Elakis - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety, Sydney

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