The firm promoted lawyers across its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth
Eight lawyers are set to ascend to partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Kate Betts, Jodie Burger, Lara Hall, Megan Russell, Alicia Salvo, Todd Spiller, Callum Strike and Rosie Syme will take on their new roles effective 1 July. They hail from the firm’s offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
A seasoned civil litigator, Betts works with the commercial litigation team in Brisbane. She has worked on Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry.
She is an expert in health and medical law as well, and has represented healthcare providers and practitioners in pre-litigated and litigated medical negligence claims, coronial investigations and inquests and other statutory complaints processes. She once served as legal counsel for outer urban teaching hospitals.
Burger specialises in TMT and competition. She focuses on procurement, major projects and regulatory matters, including procurement strategy, contractual drafting, negotiations and contract management.
She worked in-house for a global aerospace company, and keeps a finger on the pulse of emerging tech. She is also knowledgeable in tackling complex regulatory events across the aerospace, defence, mining, energy, public infrastructure, health, technology and international trade sectors.
Hall works with the Corrs competition team in Sydney, handling contentious and non-contentious competition law matters as well as competition and regulatory investigations. She has also tackled multi-jurisdictional antitrust/competition litigation issues.
She has provided guidance on global defence strategies, and recently represented Google in its Federal Court case against Epic Games.
Russell specialises in corporate, acquisition and property finance matters. She assists sponsors, borrowers and financiers. She worked with CBS on the financing arrangements related to its acquisition of the Ten Network.
Melbourne-based Salvo operates in commercial litigation and RISS. She concentrates on insolvency, restructuring and banking litigation.
She guides insolvency practitioners, financiers, boards and creditors with regard to restructurings, workouts and formal insolvency arrangements. She also tackles reputational and strategic litigation such as misleading and deceptive conduct claims, shareholder disputes and debt recovery.
Syme works with the environment and planning team, and has spent more than 10 years in this field of law. She has taken on matters involving impact assessment, environmental licensing, contamination, waste management, planning, water, roads, heritage, cultural heritage and compulsory land acquisition.
She has advised clients on approvals and compliance matters, as well as on the negotiation and administration of various contractual instruments.
Spiller operates in Brisbane, working with the projects and arbitration team. He played roles in high-value disputes related to the Queensland Curtis Island LNG project, as well as in disputes connected to the construction of onshore facilities for the $40bn LNG Project in Darwin.
He has appeared before state courts and the Federal Court, and has represented clients in arbitrations pursuant to ICC, CITEAC and bespoke rules. He has guided clients on all aspects of project delivery, such as contract administration, claims management, dispute strategy and commercial settlement.
Strike is based in Perth and focuses on arbitration and commercial litigation. In particular, he concentrates on financial and regulatory disputes, multi-jurisdictional disputes and disputes relating to energy and resources projects.
He has represented clients in large-scale and complex commercial litigation before the WA Supreme Court and the Federal Court. He has also acted in both domestic and international arbitrations.