The firm also has two new senior associates and two new associates
Joining the special counsel ranks are Tamica D’Uva, Lorraine Madden, and Anka Burns. The firm has also promoted Carmen Boothman and Alec Weston to senior associate, and Ching Yee Tan and Jesse Way to associate.
Dean Hely, Lavan’s managing partner, said that the appointments of D’Uva, Madden, and Burns to special counsel reflect their leadership in their practice areas, their experience, and their skill as practitioners.
D’Uva, who is part of the top WA firm’s construction and infrastructure group, has extensive experience in large-scale commercial construction and infrastructure projects throughout the country, with a particular focus on WA-based projects.
Madden, who is a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team, specialises in commercial litigation. Her practice sees her work with large and small companies and partnerships. She also works with private clients on wealth protection.
Burns, who has built her expertise from working in the local government and real estate sectors, is a member of the firm’s property and leasing team. She acts for private clients, syndicates, and statutory authorities on property acquisitions and disposals, due diligence, and leasing of for commercial, industrial, hospitality, off-the-plan strata, greenfield subdivision, and agricultural properties.
Boothman, who has appeared in all state courts and the Federal Court of Australia on litigious matters, is an expert in reconstruction, recovery, and insolvency.
Weston is an expert in all aspects of liquor licensing including leasing, planning and probity requirements. He is a member of the firm’s liquor licensing, hospitality, and events team.
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