Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced the promotion of 33 lawyers in Australia, with 15 being elevated to special counsel or special consultant, and 18 to senior associate. Women represent 67 per cent of these appointments.

The promotions are in the banking and finance (including financial restructuring and insolvency); construction and engineering; corporate, M&A and securities; dispute resolution and litigation; employment and labour; environment and planning; government; pro bono; and risk and compliance teams in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia Alison Deitz commented:

"Our newly promoted senior lawyers are a diverse group of talented women and men, with a mix of domestic and cross-border practices. The group includes lawyers admitted to practice in England and Wales, Indonesia and Scotland, highlighting the global nature of our business. My partners and I congratulate this cohort of future leaders and thank them for their important contributions to our clients and the success of our firm."

Effective from July 1, the promotions, listed by practice area, are:

Banking and finance

  • Claire Whitney (special consultant, Melbourne – England / Wales qualified)
  • Shen Low (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Jodie Partridge (senior associate, Sydney)

Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

  • John Poulsen (special counsel, Brisbane)
  • Cassandra Fielden (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Aaron Kam (senior associate, Sydney)

Construction and engineering

  • Danielle Strain (special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Andrew North (senior associate, Melbourne)

Corporate, M&A and securities

  • Fridoun Chee (special consultant, Sydney – Indonesia qualified)
  • Nick Rimington (special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Meg Murray (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Michael Phillips (senior associate, Sydney – Scotland qualified)
  • Jessica Rusten (senior associate, Brisbane)

Dispute resolution and litigation

  • Grace Do (special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Kate Green (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Tamlyn Mills (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Jenna Relton (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Nathan Guenette (senior associate, insurance, Sydney)
  • Alexandra Hellaby (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Stephanie Phan (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Carmel Proudfoot (senior associate, Perth)
  • Stephanie Tseriotis (senior associate, insurance, Melbourne)
  • Phoebe Vonthethoff (senior associate, Sydney)
  • Sophie Wade (senior associate, Melbourne)
  • William Yeo (senior associate, Sydney)

Employment and labour

  • Melissa Carnell (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Jodie Kessler (special counsel, Sydney)

Environment and planning

  • Jacqueline Plant (special counsel, Melbourne)
  • Tom White (special counsel, Sydney)
  • Victoria Vilagosh (senior associate, Melbourne)


  • Mark Prosser (special counsel, Canberra)

Executive / Pro bono

  • Gemma Livingston (special counsel, Sydney)

Risk & Compliance

  • Alethea Taylor (senior associate, Melbourne)