Barry.Nilsson. strengthens client offering with 12 new promotions
Thursday, 6 July 2017
- 3 promotions to Special Counsel, 3 promotions to Senior Associate and 6 promotions to Associate among Insurance & Health and Family Law teams
- Expanding national law firm continues focus on technical and client service excellence, while nurturing talent
Expanding national law firm Barry.Nilsson. has strengthened its client offering, announcing today the promotion of 12 lawyers within its Insurance and Health (I&H) and Family Law teams.
The following lawyers have been promoted due to their significant contribution to the firm:
- Special Counsel: Sue Myers, Nick Robson and Gillian Sheppard (I&H team)
- Senior Associate: Nathan Buck, Elizabeth O’Connor, Ngaire Wegner (I&H team)
- Associate: Ashlee Bonanno, Daniella Christodoulou, Kingsley Grimshaw and Venessa Werynski (I&H team); Liz Anderson and Elizabeth Mathews (Family).
Commenting on the promotions, Barry.Nilsson. Managing Partner, Don Leembruggen said they reflected the high level of performance from each solicitor, as well as their recognition and upholding of the firm’s core values of dedication, excellence, loyalty and trustworthiness.
“The feedback from our clients in regards to our latest internal promotions has been outstanding and complimentary of our team’s ability to provide clear and concise commercial advice with a high level of technical ability,” he said.
“Maintaining our core values while achieving successful expansion nationwide requires a commitment from each member of our team. I am very confident we have the right people in place nationwide to deliver continued technical and client service excellence for our clients’ benefit.”
The promotions add to Barry.Nilsson.’s recent successful recruitment of international family lawyers Angie Todd and Terrence Trainor as Special Counsel, providing the firm with top-tier expertise across Asia, Europe and Australia.
The firm’s I&H team has gained recognition from blue-chip clients across the financial sector, as reflected by recent client-driven awards, including being nominated for the sixth consecutive year as a Finalist in the ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards. This year they are again finalists for Professional Services Firm of the Year, after taking out the top spot last in 2016.
Barry.Nilsson.’s offering now comprises more than 100 solicitors nationwide, including 27 partners, with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart.
In June, Mr Leembruggen celebrated his 35th year with the expanding national law firm, having laid the foundations for further growth while building an award-winning culture.
“Rather than growing simply for growth’s sake, we are focused on finding the right people and giving them the right support to develop with our firm. I’m excited by the quality of talent we continue to attract and am confident our firm is well-placed to achieve further growth nationwide,” he added.
Established in 1963, Barry.Nilsson. is a national law firm with a reputation for leadership in the areas of Insurance & Health, Family law & Estate Planning, and Property & Commercial. We have more than 100 lawyers and legal staff including 27 partners in offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart.
Widely recognised for our no nonsense and commercially astute approach, wherever we are we aim to provide each client with the best possible outcome. Our multi award-winning firm has been consistently rewarded for its strength and expertise across each area of specialisation and was named Professional Services Firm of the Year in the 2016 ANZIIF Australian Insurance Industry Awards. Our legal team has also received a raft of technical and individual accolades in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide and Best Lawyers including Top Listed Insurance Law Firm, First Tier Family & Divorce Law Firm and Insurance Lawyer of the Year.
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