Leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson has announced the appointment of three new partners in its latest round of promotions:

These appointments not only highlight the strength and depth of talent at McCullough Robertson, but also the firm's ongoing commitment to developing future leaders, with all three individuals having participated in the firm's Senior Leaders Program. This program is designed to help develop and strengthen participants' leadership and business skills as well as provide a platform for each individual to reflect and learn from one another.

Reece Walker, McCullough Robertson Chair of Partners says:

"I am delighted to welcome Lydia, Sarah and Chris to the partnership. Our annual promotions are of great significance to our firm and our people, and it is wonderful to see such a strong pipeline of talent.

"With new partners come new, diverse ideas, and I look forward to working closely with Lydia, Sarah and Chris as we continue to provide valued support and advice to our clients and continue to evolve the firm. Their fresh perspectives, along with our long and proud history, will undoubtedly contribute to the future success and ongoing development of the firm."

Ms Daly's practice is focused on employment and industrial relations matters. Prior to joining McCullough Robertson in 2016, she held senior roles in private practice and government departments, resulting in a unique skill set. Ms Daly is particularly interested in disciplinary matters, managing complex employee claims and enterprise bargaining. She is located in the Brisbane office.

Based in McCullough Robertson's Brisbane office, Ms Hausler joined the Firm in 2011, and is part of the planning and environment team. With a particular focus on advisory work, planning, and environment litigation, her background in environment science and urban and regional planning enables Ms Hausler to fully understand clients' issues.

Mr Nielsen, based in McCullough Robertson Sydney, is an experienced commercial litigator who acts for clients in a diverse range of disputes and litigation in all forums and jurisdictions. With a specialisation in construction and infrastructure disputes, he has a broad range of experience both in private practice and in-house on secondment.

The appointments of Ms Daly, Ms Hausler and Mr Nielsen follow the recent lateral hires of Amber Sharp (Employment Relations and Safety – Sydney) and David O'Farrell (Litigation and Dispute Resolution – Brisbane).

In addition to the partner promotions, the following have also been promoted:

Special counsel

Senior associate

  • Jessica Bland – Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Brisbane)
  • Kathryn Morgan – Corporate & Tax (Brisbane)
  • Alison Walshe – Intellectual Property and Competition (Sydney)
  • Stephen Webb – Real Estate Group (Brisbane)