Seven ascend to Hall & Wilcox partnership in huge promotions round

A total of 60 were elevated to new positions

Seven ascend to Hall & Wilcox partnership in huge promotions round
Hall & Wilcox’s new partners

Seven have ascended to the partnership at Hall & Wilcox in the firm’s latest promotions round.

The massive promotions round saw 51 lawyers elevated, while 9 were promoted to senior corporate services roles.

“This is the largest number of promotions we’ve ever had. This is testament to our continued national growth, backed by our strong relationships with clients and the great experience we provide them”, said managing partner Tony Macvean, who is set to step down from the helm on 30 June after holding the managing partner role for 17 years

Chief Executive Partner-elect Graydon Dowd added that the promotions “reflect the strength and growth of our national commercial and insurance practices, particularly in our growing markets”.

The new partners are as follows:

Melinda Andrew is a seasoned defendant insurance litigator mainly based in Newcastle. She assists insurers in managing CTP personal injury claims in NSW that involve complex liability, quantum, statutory benefits, and administrative law issues before the NSW Personal Injury Commission, District, and Supreme Courts.

Newcastle-based Erin Brown specialises in succession planning. She has advised privately held businesses, high-net-worth individuals, and family groups on individual and business succession planning matters. She has also provided guidance on asset protection, corporate and business structuring, and trusts.

Angie Gimisis is an insurance recovery litigator mainly based in Perth. She has acted as trial counsel in the Magistrates Court of WA. She has tackled small and large property damage claims from fire, water, or machinery and equipment.

Seun Idowu specialises in insurance litigation and health law, operating from Sydney. She works across both the NSW and ACT jurisdictions, and is an expert in coronial investigations and civil claims in the health, correctional/custodial, community, aged care and disability sectors. She has also guided domestic and international insurer clients, as well as private hospitals/health facilities, doctors, and nurses.

Clare Kerley focuses on employment and safety law, working from Sydney. She has handled issues across workplace and industrial relations, HR, and work health safety matters. Her clients are employers in the government, manufacturing, construction, retail, financial services, insurance, recruitment, and maritime sectors, among others.

Sydney-based Tina Lung is an insurance litigator who defends personal injury claims on behalf of international and domestic insurers, and self-insured corporates and associations. She has handled critical incident response, formal investigations, and coronial inquiries.

Hannah Peddie operates from Brisbane as an insurance litigator specialising in claims and risk, focusing on liability under Queensland law, both at common law and under Queensland legislation, common law property and economic loss claims.

Hall & Wilcox also elevated the following 17 to special counsel:

  • Ben Clarke (CTP and workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Bianca McCormack (litigation and dispute resolution, Melbourne)
  • Candice Carrasco (workers’ compensation insurance, Melbourne),
  • Courtney Daunt (personal injury and property liability insurance, Brisbane)
  • Ella Simmons (social infrastructure property, planning and construction, Melbourne)
  • Hilary Lee (personal injury and professional negligence insurance, Sydney)
  • Holly Turner (personal injury and Work Health and Safety insurance, Sydney)
  • Laura D'Amico (public liability, personal injury and property damage insurance, Adelaide)
  • Megan Cramp (workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Melissa Plavsic (fraud, construction and property damage insurance, Melbourne)
  • Mona Sukkar (investment funds and financial services, Melbourne)
  • Nhu-Thuy Dinh (employment, Melbourne)
  • Nicholas Simpson (property damage, public liability and professional indemnity insurance, Sydney),
  • Peta Rapson (workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Rachel Morgan (public liability insurance, Sydney),
  • Stacey Marino (workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Todd Bromwich (tax, Sydney)

The following 27 are the firm’s new senior associates:

  • Anna Prentice (litigation and dispute resolution, Perth)
  • Bonnie Wynne (insurance, Sydney)
  • Bradley White (tax, Melbourne)
  • Bryanna Ross (workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Chalani Sundquist (workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Christopher Macmillan (insurance, Newcastle)
  • Claire Bourke (workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Eleanor Hall (property and projects, Melbourne)
  • Gus Hu (insurance, Brisbane)
  • Harvey Duckett (litigation and dispute resolution, Melbourne)
  • Holly Gretton (employment, Perth)
  • Jemima Whiteman (insurance, Brisbane)
  • Jennifer Andrews (litigation and dispute resolution, Newcastle)
  • Jordon Lee (employment, Melbourne)
  • Katelyn Cant (insurance, Newcastle)
  • Kirralee Pavy (workers’ compensation insurance, Perth)
  • Matthew Capannolo (insurance, Melbourne)
  • Matt Dolan (property and projects, Brisbane)
  • Matthew Hafer (insurance, Adelaide)
  • Michael Maconochie (litigation and dispute resolution, Brisbane)
  • Mikaela Bensley (property and projects, Newcastle)
  • Robert Porter (insurance, Brisbane)
  • Sarah Wade (insurance, Melbourne)
  • Sheldon Fu (property and projects, Melbourne)
  • Tammy Tang (insurance, Brisbane)
  • Tess Ramadge (insurance, Melbourne)
  • Tia Cooper (insurance, Melbourne)

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