Continuing a significant period of growth for the Hunt & Hunt Legal Group across Australia, we are pleased to announce the following promotions effective 1 July 2021.
Kate Bishop – Legal Practice Director, Culshaw Miller Adelaide
A renowned family lawyer in Adelaide, Kate joins the equity group of Culshaw Miller Adelaide and takes on the responsibilities of Legal Practice Director. A founding member of the Adelaide office, Kate joined Culshaw Miller in 2014 specialising in the areas of family law and surrogacy, the latter being a discrete area of law in which Kate has great interest .
Whilst Kate has a strong focus on assisting clients settle their matters by way of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, she has significant experience in litigation, including trials and appeals, and has appeared regularly in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and the Youth Court of South Australia (Surrogacy matters). Kate also advises in respect to the cross-over of family law and criminal law matters.
Culshaw Miller Legal Group Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Culshaw said “Since joining the firm we have observed Kate, one of Adelaide’s foremost Family Lawyers, generating respect and allegiance from clients, referrers, the Judiciary and the Bar.
“This is a well-deserved promotion and we look forward to Kate playing a key role to the growth and development of our Adelaide office.”
Sebastian Greenway – Principal, Hunt & Hunt Melbourne
Since joining Hunt & Hunt’s Property Disputes & Compulsory Acquisition team in August 2015 as a Senior Associate, Sebastian has had a major influence in the rapid growth of Hunt & Hunt’s Compulsory Acquisition team and has achieved successful results for clients across Victoria.
Now playing a leading role in delivering representation for Hunt & Hunt clients affected by key infrastructure projects, in particular the North East Link and Suburban Rail Loop Project, Sebastian has become a go-to advisor for people finding themselves at risk of having their property compulsorily acquired.
Hunt & Hunt Melbourne Managing Principal Tony Raunic said “Since joining our Compulsory Acquisition team, we have watched Sebastian become not only a leader in the Compulsory Acquisition law space, but also around the office.”
“He has played a key role in the growth and development of our Compulsory Acquisition team, mentoring and developing junior staff with his expert knowledge in this space.”
“He also regularly contributes outside his practice area, including a key role in Hunt & Hunt’s National Pro-bono Committee.”
Anna Shaw – Senior Associate, Hunt & Hunt Melbourne
Having first joined Hunt & Hunt’s Melbourne office as a paralegal, Anna has continued her legal career, becoming a key member of the Property Disputes and Compulsory Acquisitions team.
Anna is passionate in her work and has been a key part of the team’s success, working closely with clients affected by some of Victoria’s biggest development projects.
Ebru Campos – Senior Associate, Hunt & Hunt Melbourne
Ebru joined Hunt & Hunt in November 2018 working in Insurance Litigation with a particular emphasis on personal injury and public liability claims. Ebru regularly appears for our clients in court with great success. She has added depth to the insurance team and with her involvement the team has represented clients in a broad range of matters for Government bodies, insurers, self-insurers and Local Government.
Jing Wang – Senior Associate, Hunt & Hunt Melbourne
A key member of our Melbourne office since 2017, Jing leads Hunt & Hunt’s Melbourne China Practice team. Her diligent work in building close relationships with key representative bodies and networks in the Chinese community has been a feature of the team’s success. In her work as a litigator, Jing passionately works to achieve the best outcomes for her clients, and works closely amongst all practice groups.
Joey Tass – Senior Associate, Hunt & Hunt Sydney
Joey joined the team at Hunt & Hunt through our merger with Cappello Rowe Lawyers. Joey has demonstrated strong technical, advocacy and negotiation skills which he has used to achieve excellent outcomes for our clients. Since joining the firm his work ethic and contribution to mentoring younger team members has been invaluable.
Lachlan O’Brien – Senior Associate, Hunt & Hunt Melbourne
Lachlan commenced with Hunt & Hunt’s Melbourne office in March 2016 following a role as a Legal Services Advisor at National Australia Bank. Lachlan is a critical part of the property team’s delivery of services. He regularly acts for numerous statutory and local government bodies in the acquisition and sale of real estate assets throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria, leasing, licensing, easements and general property advice.
Jessica Egger – Associate, Hunt & Hunt Sydney
Jessica is a member of our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. She has demonstrated a commitment and capacity to developing strong client relationships critical to the teams growth and development.
Laura Andreazza – Associate, Hunt & Hunt Griffith
Laura began her legal career with Cappello Rowe in Griffith. Focussed on litigation she has demonstrated advocacy and tactical skills which have been particularly helpful for the firms regional client base including our agribusiness clients.
Michelle Duggan – Associate, Hunt & Hunt Darwin
Having taken on key leadership roles in the Darwin Family Law team since joining in September 2020, Michelle was promoted to Associate in March 2021. Her family law practice includes divorce, litigated or negotiated property settlements or parenting agreements, child support, child relocation, and urgent child recovery applications. Her experience also extends to the domestic violence jurisdiction, child protection and wills and estates.
“We congratulate each of these 10 staff members on their significant achievements. The promotion of these 7 women and 3 men showcases the depth of talent in our younger lawyers and demonstrates at Hunt & Hunt we have a commitment to gender equity” said National Legal Group Chairperson and Melbourne Managing Principal Tony Raunic.
“Closely mentoring and developing this team throughout the course of their legal careers has seen them grow into dedicated, passionate and genuine lawyers who always work hard for their clients to help them reach their strategic goals”.
Sydney Managing Partner Brett Hearnden said “We have seen these members of our team not only excel in their work, but also develop into professionals who consistently demonstrate leadership, and who are capable and eager to share their experience and knowledge mentoring others”
“The exceptional work by each of these lawyers has been critical to the ongoing growth, development and performance of the Hunt & Hunt Group. We are excited to watch these future leaders continue to develop and grow their careers with us.”