Cooper Grace Ward is pleased to announce that 12 lawyers have been promoted to senior positions including three new partners. These latest promotions combined with the firm’s promotions and hires from earlier in the year include three special counsels, five senior associates and five associates across several practice areas.

The combined 2020 promotions are split 75% female and 25% male and increases the firm’s partnership to 24.

The firm’s newly promoted partners include Laura Gahan, from the commercial and rural property practice, Sarah Lancaster who is in the revenue, tax and tax disputes practice and Hayley Mitchell who is in the estate planning, administration, superannuation and disputes practice.

The new special counsels are Miranda Klibbe, Vanessa Thompson and Ben Williams.

The new senior associates are Sandra Barry, Adelaide Hayes, Damien Jarrett, Melissa Mourilyan and Anita Wilson.

The new associates are Jessica Byrne, Alexander Hawkins, David Lee Lewes, Caitlin McKenna and Niki Schomberg.

Managing Partner Chris Ward praised the freshly promoted team members for their dedication and service to the firm.

“All 12 team members are talented lawyers who support the strong culture of our firm, and their promotions are very well deserved. I want to highlight the significant contribution that each of these team members have made to Cooper Grace Ward.”

“I’m especially delighted to announce these promotions at a time when the industry is being impacted by the economy and other external factors.”