Thomson Geer announces new promotions

June 27, 2024

Thomson Geer is pleased to announce the promotion of Hannah Sowdon to Partner, along with four lawyers to Special Counsel, 19 to Senior Associate and 26 to Associate.

Thomson Geer Chief Executive Partner Adrian Tembel congratulated everyone on their promotions this year.

"I am proud of the people who are growing their legal careers at Thomson Geer and that we are able to recognise the contribution they make to the firm and clients," Adrian said.

"They exemplify our values, and have each worked hard to develop the required skills and knowledge to meet the criteria for promotion."

Thomson Geer's latest Partner, Hannah Sowdon, is a part of the firm's dispute resolution team based in Melbourne.

"Hannah joined Thomson Geer in 2014 and has been a strong performer in the dispute resolution space," Adrian said.

"She has taken a lead role with a number of clients and has demonstrated the skills and experience necessary to be a Partner of our firm."

The new Special Counsel are:

  • Shaun Restorick-Barton – Corporate – Brisbane
  • Viki Sanderson – Disputes – Adelaide
  • Fiona Stapleton – Tax – Adelaide
  • Jessica Tabe – Property – Adelaide.

The new Senior Associates are:

  • Jade Andrews - Intellectual Property & Information Technology - Brisbane
  • Lucy Aylward - Construction - Sydney
  • Rebecca Bailey - Banking & Finance - Melbourne
  • Liam Cobain - Dispute Resolution - Adelaide
  • Arianne Daly - Insurance - Melbourne
  • Samantha Hannah - Workplace Insurance - Melbourne
  • Jakita Hodgson - Construction - Brisbane
  • Alice Leary - Dispute Resolution - Adelaide
  • Davina Lee - Dispute Resolution - Sydney
  • Jeanie Lee - Dispute Resolution - Sydney
  • Emily Livingston - Environment & Planning - Adelaide
  • Geoffrey Milani - Property - Sydney
  • Edward Morcombe - Dispute Resolution - Melbourne
  • Kajal Parmar - Corporate & Commercial - Perth
  • Bronwyn Thomas - Corporate & Commercial - Sydney
  • Lawrence Ward - Corporate & Commercial - Perth
  • Angela Watson - Intellectual Property & Information Technology - Adelaide
  • Alanna Wright - Intellectual Property & Information Technology - Sydney
  • Matthew Yahl - Corporate & Commercial - Sydney.

The latest promotions take effect on July 1 and come as Thomson Geer continues to grow.

In May it was announced that Perth boutique law firm Tottle Partners will officially merge with Thomson Geer on July 1, with four new Partners and their 19-strong team joining the firm.

The Partners joining are:

  • Stephen Penrose
  • Lee Panotidis
  • Richard Wilenski
  • Yin Fang.

Other senior lawyers from Tottle Partners joining are:

Special Counsel

  • Kazia Klopper
  • Amanda Sinclair
  • Caroline Spencer
  • Benn Wallace.

Senior Associates

  • Parveen Gupta
  • Clare Ward-Noonan
  • Rebecca Wastall.

In the past 12 months eight other Partners have joined Thomson Geer -  Kerry Awerbuch (IP), Alyn Tai (Corporate) Brooke Glastonbury (Property), Cain Sarah (Property), Cameron Forbes (Tax), Matt Couper (Corporate), Jonathon Wood (Corporate) and Chris Bishop (Corporate/Banking & Finance)

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