Slater and Gordon welcomes new practice group leaders

The new senior leaders were announced as a part of 33-strong promotions round

Slater and Gordon welcomes new practice group leaders
Andrew Rich, Sarah Snowden, Kaitlin Ferris, Eleni Sarian

Slater and Gordon has welcomed four new practice group leaders in line with a 33-strong promotions round.

Andre Rich steps up to head the national industrial and employment law operations practice group from his base in Queensland, while Sarah Snowden helms the super/TPD national practice group. Kaitlin Ferris leads the class actions practice, and Eleni Sarian takes the reins on the public liability practice.

All four practice group heads will become part of the firm’s senior leadership team.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our people continued to demonstrate enormous care for our clients and to work tirelessly to progress our clients’ matters. These promotions reflect the dedication and commitment we have at Slater and Gordon to making tomorrow start today for our clients,” CEO John Somerville said.

Slater and Gordon also promoted the following:

Principal lawyers

  • Jane McCullough, abuse
  • Peter Boyle, land acquisition and general litigation
  • Daniel Stojanski, industrial and employment law
  • Nimna Rupasinghe, workers compensation

Senior associates

  • Kylie Trounson, class actions
  • Victoria Sparks, class actions
  • Joel Gilbourd, class actions
  • Louisa Burke, class actions
  • Gabriella Giunta, Comcare
  • Sarah Singh, workers compensation
  • Michael Raw, workers compensation
  • Deniz Mirik, motor vehicle accident compensation
  • Raelene Lingam, asbestos
  • Caitlin Lake, public liability
  • Alexandra Agathouli, public liability
  • Paula Pulitano, medical law
  • Jacob Sutton, medical law
  • Brieanne Rogers, medical law


  • Alex Blennerhassett, class actions
  • Nick Williams, class actions
  • Idil Mohamud, class actions
  • Emma Bussoletti, workers compensation
  • Campbell Woollacott, workers compensation
  • Audrey Gunn, workers compensation
  • Sarah Elseidy, motor vehicle accident compensation
  • Carla Bursich, motor vehicle accident compensation
  • Sharntelle Roach, medical law
  • Bridie Walsh, medical law
  • Julia Weaver, medical law

The firm said that the appointments “recognise decades of experience and hard work across a range of growing practice areas.”


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