Australia: Free-range lawyers: Maddocks hatches top-tier talent
Leading law firm Maddocks has announced the appointment of special counsel Alicia Albury, senior associate Brigid Clark, associate Suzanne Rizk and lawyer Jenny Lo who have all recently joined Maddocks from a major international law firm.
Alicia brings to Maddocks more than 20 years' experience specialising in all aspects of commercial property transactional and advice work. She is joined by Suzanne and Jenny, both of whom she worked with in her previous role. Maddocks' Partner - Property Lisa Chung offers, “Alicia's wide-ranging experience will strengthen and expand our property law practice and offer our clients clear insights on transactions from a variety of perspectives.”
Alicia's practice involves all aspects of commercial property transactions, property-related restructuring, turnaround and insolvency matters and energy and resources land tenure issues. She advises developers, owners, managers and government authorities on industrial, commercial, retail and hotel acquisitions, disposals and development; industrial and commercial leasing; and property management.
"I was drawn to Maddocks by the quality of the NSW Property partners and the similarities between our practices and the client service and relationship approach of the firm as a whole," says Alicia.
"Maddocks has a solid reputation, and I've worked with a number of its key clients throughout my career – this move gives me the opportunity to grow and develop with great clients, top-tier partners and an impressive approach to enduring client relationships that aligns with my personal style. Having two of my trusted colleagues join the team as well is the icing on the cake."
Lisa continues, "The arrival of Alicia and her team continues to augment and strengthen our specialist national property practice now comprising 27 dedicated, experienced property lawyers."
The firm's Employment, Safety and People team has been bolstered with the appointment of senior associate Brigid Clark who also joined from Alicia's previous firm. Brigid's experience includes advising ASX 200 clients across the finance, energy and resources, government and manufacturing industries on their obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and industry specific safety laws. She has strong expertise in conducting and advising on workplace investigations, Fair Work Act 2009, WHS prosecutions and other litigation matters.
Maddocks CEO Michelle Dixon comments, "In a changing market, we're committed to remaining agile - this means bringing the best people into the fold to complement our already demonstrated skills. Clients are looking for the best legal minds, and demonstrated value – our newest team members hold the experience and drive to strengthen our offering even further – we're all extremely excited to have them on board."
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