Our People

There’s no doubt that every law firm is dependent on the inspiration and spirit of its people. It is the very soul of our firm and allows us to maintain the highest standards at all times.

What binds us is our passion – for our lawyers, it’s about helping clients find solutions that are practical, commercial and affordable. For our support staff, it’s about ensuring that the wheels turn smoothly behind the scenes. For our Artists-in-Residence, passion lies in their creativity and the freedom to explore new ideas.

Meet our Partners, Special Counsel, Consultants and Senior Associates:

Ella Alexander

Pro Bono/CSR
Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Indigenous Australian Studies)/Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney) 2013

Yasmin Bell

Senior Associate
B Science (Forensic) (University of Newcastle) 2001, LLB (University of Newcastle) 2004

Kate Blue

Senior Associate
BA (Australian National University) 1994 / LLB (Australian National University) 1995

Julie Bowker

Senior Associate
Practical Legal Training (College of Law, Sydney) 2014 / Diploma in Law (University of Sydney) 2014 / Diploma in Law (College of Law, Chester, UK) 1990 / BSc (Hons) (Marine Biology and Applied Zoology) (Bangor University, North Wales, UK) 1988

Andrew Bridges-Webb

Senior Associate
BA (University of Sydney) 1988 / LLB (University of Sydney) 1988

David Chong

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Laws, University of New England 2008

Rosslyn Cooke

Special Counsel
B.Arts/B.Laws, Macquarie University 1981

Clive Curwood

Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney) 1967

Laura D’Alessandri

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Economics/LLB (University of Newcastle) 2009

Roslyn Diesner

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Economics 1985 - University of Sydney / Diploma in Law 1995 - Legal Practitioners Admission Board

Vid Dragomirovic

Special Counsel
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Western Sydney) 2006 / Bachelor of Laws (University of Western Sydney) 2006 / Bachelor of Commerce (University of Western Sydney) 2003

Vanessa Finlayson

Special Counsel
LLB (University of Western Sydney) 2003

Peter Ford

Dip Law (LPAB) 1981

Jacqueline Fox

Senior Associate
LLB (Hons) (University of Technology, Sydney) 1991

Paul Garnon

B.Com (Finance) (University of NSW) 1991 / LLB (University of NSW) 1991

Andrew Gorman

B.Com (University of New South Wales) 1983 / LLB (University of New South Wales) 1983

Dick Herman

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University, 1996 / Bachelor of Commerce, Australian National University, 1996

Kiley Hodges

BA (University of New England) 1998 / LLB (Hons) (University of New England) 1998

Cathy Hogan

Special Counsel
BA (Australian National University) 1978 / LLB (Hons) (Australian National University) 1984

Andrew Howard

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University), 2006 / Bachelor of Business Administration (Macquarie University), 2006 / Bachelor of European Business (École de Management de Normandie, France), 2006

Peter Hunt

B.Com (University of New South Wales) 1992 / LLB (University of New South Wales) 1992 / Accredited Specialist in P.I. Law 1998 / Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors 2017

Craig Hyde

Special Counsel
LLB (Hons) (University of Otago) 1990

Leanne Irwin

Senior Associate
DIP Law (Solicitor's Admission Board) 1987

Ian Jones

Dip Law (LPAB) 1994 / LLM (UTS) 2002

Scott Kennedy

Managing Partner
Dip Law (LPAB) 1995

Brendan Maher

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney, 1982 / Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 1984

Angela Martignago

Special Counsel
Masters of Teaching (University of Western Sydney) 2011 / Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Technology Sydney) 2000 / Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology) (University of Technology Sydney) 2000

Matthew McDonald

Dip Law (LPAB) 1994

Helen McHugh

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) (University of New South Wales) 2002 / Bachelor of Laws (University of New South Wales) 2007

Francesca Menniti

B Com (Marketing) (University of NSW) 1991 / LLB (University of NSW) 1991 / Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Sally Morshead

Senior Associate
LLB (Bond University) 2005

Tain Moxham

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney), 1989 / Diploma in Law (Solicitors Admission Board), 1996

Heidi Nolan

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University) 2007 / Bachelor of Arts (Macquarie University) 2007 / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law 2008

Sam Pearlman

Master of Laws – Corporate & Commercial Law (University of New South Wales), 2003 / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (University of Technology Sydney), 1993 / Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney), 1993 / Bachelor of Arts (Flinders University), 1989

Michael Poulos

Dip Law (LPAB) 1997

Renée Sadler

Dip Law (LPAB) 2002

Olga Sclavenitis

Senior Associate
BA (University of Sydney) 1985 / LLB (University of Sydney) 1987 / Diploma of Freelance Journalism (Australian College of Journalism) 2001

Matthew Seisun

Bachelor of Science (Chiro), RMIT, 1993 / Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology Sydney, 2004

Robyn Simpson

Senior Associate
BA (Macquarie University) 1973 / BLegS (Macquarie University) 1985

John Snelgrove

Dip Law (LPAB) 1977

Andrew Spearritt

LLB (University of Sydney) 1983 / BA (Hons) (University of Sydney) 1984

Brian Trist

Special Counsel
Dip Law (LPAB) 1998

Gerry Tzortzatos

Senior Associate
B.Bus/LLB (University of Technology) 2005

Bharat Vekria

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Laws, Anglia Ruskin University, 1997

Paul Wholohan

Special Counsel
Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University), 1981


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