Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth is heralding the start of the new financial year with a raft of promotions across legal and support staff around the country.

Two new Special Counsel and four new Senior Associates headline the non-partner promotions at the firm, accompanying 32 promotions to Associate and 11 promotions in non-lawyer roles.

“These promotions reflect our strong and continued commitment to the development of our people, as well as the consistently outstanding performance from all of the individuals concerned,” said Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO.

This is the second significant tranche of people receiving promotions in 2018, with six people promoted to SC and 23 to SA roles, on 1 January this year.

The legal promotions that come into effect on 1 July include:

Special Counsel 

  • Brooke Egan, Litigation, Sydney
  • Kylie Mathison, Property & Infrastructure, Sydney

Senior Associate

  • James Wallace, Intellectual Property, Technology & Competition, Sydney
  • Tom Schinckel, Restructuring, Insolvency & Special Situations, Sydney
  • Ella Pope, Construction, Sydney
  • Owen Kiely, Property & Infrastructure, Head of Developer Sales Group, Sydney 


  • Viva Paxton, Intellectual Property, Technology & Competition, Brisbane
  • Claire Harris, Intellectual Property, Technology & Competition, Melbourne
  • John Yiannakou, Intellectual Property, Technology & Competition, Melbourne
  • Amelia Lightowlers, Trade Mark Attorney, Trademarks, Melbourne
  • James Garrick, Litigation, Melbourne
  • Tegan Harrington, Litigation, Perth
  • Chris Marshall, Litigation, Sydney
  • Fred Jolley, Litigation, Sydney
  • Samuel Gerber, Litigation, Sydney
  • Sophie Morton, Litigation, Sydney
  • Morgan Smith, Restructuring, Insolvency & Special Situations, Sydney
  • Rachael Cage, Workplace Relations, Brisbane
  • Ashleigh Davison, Construction, Brisbane
  • Cassia Storey, Construction, Brisbane
  • Megan Sharkey, Construction, Brisbane
  • Ashleigh Bagnall, Construction, Melbourne
  • Isobel Farquharson, Construction, Melbourne
  • Meagan Dujela, Construction, Melbourne
  • Sarah Bugden, Construction, Melbourne
  • Sarah Henderson, Construction, Melbourne
  • Zan Mazharullah, Construction, Melbourne
  • Tom Mathews, Construction, Perth
  • Jennifer Gamble, Construction, Sydney
  • Meghan Keary, Construction, Sydney
  • Eva Coggins, Environment & Planning, Brisbane
  • Samantha Yeung, Environment & Planning, Sydney
  • Alana Doyle, Property & Infrastructure, Sydney
  • Jonathan Jagoe, Property & Infrastructure, Sydney
  • Taleen Karapetian, Property & Infrastructure, Sydney
  • Tom Lawrence, Property & Infrastructure, Sydney
  • Anthony Coudounaris, Banking & Finance, Sydney
  • Jonathan Dos Santos, Corporate Advisory, Perth