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Russell Kennedy Lawyers announces its largest appointment of senior lawyers in the firm’s history.

Six lawyers have been promoted to the Russell Kennedy partnership, effective 1 July 2018.

Russell Kennedy Lawyers is delighted to announce that Anita Courtney (aged care), Ben Tallboys (education and workplace relations), Emma Turner (government), Jonathan Teh (corporate & commercial), Kyle Gillan (construction & infrastructure) and Suzanne Rieschieck (dispute resolution & litigation) have all joined the partnership.

The internal promotions increase the firm’s partnership by almost 20%, taking the partnership to 37 Principals.

“The large number of internal promotions to the partnership reflect the firm’s commitment to our growth agenda. These lawyers represent the future of Russell Kennedy and will play an integral role in making the partnership stronger. The fact that we are able to make this investment demonstrates the strong position of the firm,” said Managing Director Paul Gleeson.

Two Special Counsels have also been promoted, David Ramsay (planning and environment) and Dr Peytee Grusche (intellectual property).  In addition, Russell Kennedy has promoted three Senior Associates and two Associates.

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

In addition to the internal promotions Russell Kennedy has recently appointed Jos Mulcahy, Principal, and Catherine Duong, Associate, from Ashurt to its construction team and Michael Clohesy, Special Counsel, to lead its private client practice.

As a firm Russell Kennedy is focussed on its growing capacity and capability in core industries, enhancing and facilitating opportunities for its clients, now and into the future.

Russell Kennedy continues to expand within a commercial environment which has delivered significant challenges and opportunities for law firms.

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The promotions are effective from 1 July 2018.

Lawyers Weekly covered the new promotions in their article here.

Australasian Lawyer covered the promotions in their article here.

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