Specialist insurance law firm Gilchrist Connell promotes nine lawyers across Australia

Most of the newly promoted staff are women

Specialist insurance law firm Gilchrist Connell promotes nine lawyers across Australia
Gilchrist Connell has announced nine promotions – seven of whom are women – in four of its five offices across Australia.

Headlining the new appointments is Verginia Serdev-Patterson, who’s appointed to special counsel, and Carla Turner and Rosa Raco, who have been elevated to senior associate.

The newly promoted lawyers are:

Carla Turner - senior associate
Ellen Davis – associate
Tim Graham – associate

Rosa Raco – senior associate
Laura Gaffey – associate
Jessica O’Dell – associate

Verginia Serdev-Patterson – special counsel
Ryan Tozer – associate

Stephanie Barbara – associate

“It’s a clear indicator of our progress and evolution that such a large number of staff are being recognized and promoted.  We keep the bar high so I can say unequivocally that these lawyers have consistently performed outstandingly well and are highly deserving of their new roles,” said Richard Wood, Gilchrist Connell managing partner.

Last month, the firm scored a duo of senior lawyers from Clyde & Co. as it appointed senior associates Malcolm Wood and Chetan Shukla in Sydney.

Verginia Serdev-Patterson

Rosa Raco

Carla Turner

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