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New special counsel provide boost to Holding Redlich’s private client practice group as Brisbane office experiences growth surge

20 February 20 - Media Release

Three special counsel are among the eight new starters in Holding Redlich’s Brisbane office commencing during January and February as the office undergoes one of its strongest periods of growth.

During this time, five graduates will also transition to lawyer positions, and seven new graduates will come on board.

Queensland Managing Partner Paul Venus said the Brisbane office is currently undergoing a very strong period of growth.

“Our Brisbane office continues to expand as we add a range of experts to our team in the early part of the year,” Paul said.

“With this expansion we have added a new special counsel to our workplace team, and two special counsel to our private client practice group, plus many other new starters.

“We are very excited about this period of growth and being able to further expand our offering to clients.”

Jackie Hamilton has joined as a special counsel in the Workplace Relations & Safety group. And providing a significant boost to the firm’s private client practice group, special counsel Laura Hanrahan and Nicole Treacey have just joined, as well as senior associate Ainsley O’Keefe.

The team specialises in issues such as complex estate planning, estate administration and asset protection, estate and capacity disputes and trust disputes including self-managed superannuation funds.

They will work closely with partner Kylie Wilson who says the recent growth has resulted in the team becoming one of the most highly skilled private client groups in Queensland with national capabilities.

“We are delighted to welcome three new experienced starters to our team, particularly at a time when this area of law is under the spotlight as many new issues and complexities emerge,” Kylie said.

“In part, these emerging issues are a result of increased disputes over assets owned by baby boomers, particularly those with complex structures and/or blended families.”

As well as the growth in the private client team, Paul Venus said the office’s property team is another key area that has undergone a significant expansion and is now one of the largest property teams in Brisbane.

“Property and Real Estate is one of the firm’s key areas nationally and we are so proud that we have been able to grow this practice to be one of the strongest in town,” Paul said.  

While recently opening an extra half a floor of office space, the firm is now looking to expand by the same area again to account for these expansions.

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