Lander & Rogers announces seven new partners and 37 senior lawyer promotions

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Lander & Rogers has elevated 44 senior lawyers in its 2024 promotions round.

Effective 1 July 2024, the firm welcomes seven new partners, 13 special counsel and 24 senior associates across its insurance law and litigation, family and relationship law, corporate, workplace relations and safety, commercial disputes, compensation law, and real estate and projects practices.

The firm's new partners are family and relationship law experts Tessa Kelman and Chloe Rattray; insurance law and litigation specialists Kelly Kandelaars, Eleanor Madden and Amanda Seguna; mergers and acquisitions and capital markets specialist Paul Mayson; and Bridget Shelton, who specialises in employment law and industrial relations.

Chief Executive Partner Genevieve Collins noted that Lander & Rogers' 2024 promotions round is one of the firm's largest in recent years. "This year's promotions follow a strong year for our firm as we scale to meet client demand, expand our presence in growth areas in Brisbane and Sydney, and continue to invest in the professional development of our people."

Ms Collins congratulated the firm's "leaders of tomorrow" on their new career milestones and welcomed their "energy, passion and ideas in continuing to create the very best experience for our clients, people and communities".

"Each of our new senior leaders brings deep expertise, fresh perspectives, and will play an important part in shaping our firm's future," said Ms Collins. "On behalf of the firm, we are delighted to celebrate their achievements."

Lander & Rogers also celebrated 14 promotions across its business services and practice group support functions, with a strong focus on technology, innovation, and enhancing the delivery of client services. Earlier this year the Financial Times named Lander & Rogers among the most innovative law firms in the Asia-Pacific region in recognition of the firm's commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, wellbeing, digital enablement, and sustainability.

The promotions announcement follows a number of senior hires in the last 12 months, with the firm recently joined by finance partner Adam Jeffrey; environment and planning partner Tom White, and construction and infrastructure partner Hoda Naghdy.

Lander & Rogers' 2024 promotions


Kelly Kandelaars | Insurance Law & Litigation

Tessa Kelman | Family & Relationship Law

Eleanor Madden | Insurance Law & Litigation

Paul Mayson | Corporate

Chloe Rattray | Family & Relationship Law

Amanda Seguna | Insurance Law & Litigation

Bridget Shelton | Workplace Relations & Safety

Special Counsel

Adam Battagello | Workplace Relations & Safety

Katherine Bland | Insurance Law & Litigation

Suzanne Boutsalis | Insurance Law & Litigation

Mark Carey | Insurance Law & Litigation

Geraldine Carney | Compensation Law

Kathleen Casey | Insurance Law & Litigation

Kate Greenwood | National Director - Innovation and Communication, Family & Relationship Law

Anna McLaren | Compensation Law

Keely O'Dowd | Corporate

Skye Owen | Family & Relationship Law

Dina Skapetis | Commercial Disputes

Sara Wescott | Workplace Relations & Safety

Han Yong | Real Estate & Projects

Senior Associates

Hannah Baker | Family & Relationship Law

Lauren Baker | Family & Relationship Law

Madison Barrs | Compensation Law

Abbey Clark | Insurance Law & Litigation

Aneesa Clark | Real Estate & Projects

Thomas Clark | Commercial Disputes

Ryan Cobain | Real Estate & Projects

Hilary de Guingand | Workplace Relations & Safety

Kate Eastaugh | Family & Relationship Law

Cassandra Fakhri | Insurance Law & Litigation

Liliana Freeman | Workplace Relations & Safety

Geri Friend-Ngui | Family & Relationship Law

Gabriella Janu | Insurance Law & Litigation

Simone Karmis | Insurance Law & Litigation

Kismet Kaur | Family & Relationship Law

Nathalie King | Workplace Relations & Safety

Timothy McElhenny | Insurance Law & Litigation

Jeanette Merjane | Family & Relationship Law

Kate Mitchell | Family & Relationship Law

Anna Murray | Insurance Law & Litigation

Amy Papandreas | Family & Relationship Law

Patrick Sexton | Commercial Disputes

Sophie Vagenas | Insurance Law & Litigation

Isabella Woolley | Workplace Relations & Safety

Key contacts

Genevieve Collins

Chief Executive Partner