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Four lawyers have been promoted to the Russell Kennedy partnership, the largest number of internal partner promotions in a number of years

There are 13 promotions in total across key growth areas for the firm, Insurance, Dispute Resolution, Property & Development and Government.

“These lawyers represent the future of Russell Kennedy and will play an integral role in making the partnership stronger and achieving our firm’s vision. The fact that we are able to make this investment signals the strong position of the firm,” said Russell Kennedy managing director Paul Gleeson.

He adds: “Developing the capability of our people and helping them to realise their potential at Russell Kennedy allows us to deliver the highest quality service to our clients. We congratulate each and every one of them on their promotion and look forward to the continued growth in their careers".

In a commercial environment which has delivered significant challenges for law firms, Russell Kennedy is continuing to strongly grow fee revenue.

Year on year growth in fee revenue has continued, with this financial year delivering 6% accumulated growth.

Russell Kennedy is focussed on growing capability in core areas where the biggest opportunities are for their clients, now and into the future.

The new Principals are:

Andrea Stefanesco   WorkCover
Darren Seidl   WorkCover
Donna Rayner   Property & Development
Matthew Stockdale   WorkCover


Special Counsel: 

Emma Dunlevie   Property & Development


Senior Associate:

Lauren Smyth     Property & Development



Adam Layt  Government, Planning & Environment
Caitlin Walsh  Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety
Emma Fitzgibbon  Public Law, Litigation & Aged Care
Laura Clare  WorkCover
Morgan Scholz  Property & Development
Olivia McMillan  Public Law, Litigation & Aged Care
Nicole Neufeld  Dispute Resolution


The promotions are effective from 1 July 2016.

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