Record year for Lander & Rogers as it promotes 27 to senior positions

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Contemporary Australian law firm Lander & Rogers today announced that it has again made a record number of promotions with the elevation of 27 lawyers, including four new partners and seven special counsel.

The four new partners have a powerful mix of specialties. Corporate lawyer Jared Smith, insurance lawyers Natasha Stojanovich and Ryan Francis, and workplace relations specialist Christian Mooney will all lead exciting new initiatives and further deepen the specialist expertise that we offer our clients.

In addition, the firm has appointed 7 special counsel and 16 senior associates. All promotions will take effect from 1 July 2019.

Lander & Rogers' Chief Executive Partner, Genevieve Collins, said, "It is exciting to again have the largest intake of senior promotions in the firm's history. This reflects the strong expertise and capability of our people, as well as our firm's commitment to providing exceptional services for our clients.

"These appointments come at a significant time for our firm as we celebrate our recent Australasian Law Award for Excellence in Employee Health & Wellbeing, prepare for our relocation to our new Melbourne office next year, and advance a number of key initiatives including our LawTech Hub partnership with YBF Ventures. Our new leaders will play an integral role in building a bright future for our firm, with a key focus on promoting innovation in client and people experience.

"Each of our promotions reflects exceptional legal talent and a significant contribution to the success of our firm and our clients. A promotion is a wonderful milestone in a career and I look forward to watching our senior appointees thrive into the future with Lander & Rogers".

Our new partners

Our four new partners bring a variety of specialist expertise.

Corporate lawyer Jared Smith helps clients navigate complex corporate transactions, from mergers & acquisitions to financings, restructures, and joint ventures. Jared also advises clients on their governance arrangements and employee incentive plan design and implementation. Jared is active in the startup space and was involved with the firm's partnership with YBF Ventures and the foundation of LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers.

Natasha Stojanovich is a skilled litigator with a focus on insurance and construction disputes. She regularly acts for architects, building surveyors, and engineers facing professional liability claims. She has a particular expertise in liability risks posed by flammable cladding and building defect claims, and she is a regular industry commentator on these topics.

Ryan Francis is experienced in managing complex liability disputes across a range of sectors, primarily in construction, manufacturing, and the retail space. Ryan is recognised as having a clear focus on driving commercial results and is particularly utilised by clients on large scale and sensitive personal injury matters.

Christian Mooney is an experienced industrial relations and employment lawyer with particular expertise in enterprise bargaining, transfer of business and industrial disputation. Christian acts for private and public sector employers in a diverse range of industries including emergency services, education, retail, and energy/resources.

Full details of Lander & Rogers 2019 promotions


Jared Smith, Corporate

Natasha Stojanovich, Insurance Law & Litigation

Ryan Francis, Insurance Law & Litigation

Christian Mooney, Workplace Relations & Safety

Special Counsel

Scott Traeger, Commercial Disputes

Jessica Ryde, Corporate

Amanda Seguna, Insurance Law & Litigation

Jessica O'Brien, Insurance Law & Litigation

Julie Shooter, Insurance Law & Litigation

Amie Frydenberg, Workplace Relations & Safety

Emma Purdue, Workplace Relations & Safety

Senior Associates

Anna Whittaker, Compensation Law

Faiza Bukhary, Corporate

Joann Yap, Corporate

Chloe Rattray, Family & Relationship Law

Claire Walczak, Family & Relationship Law

Lia Anderson, Family & Relationship Law

Laura Gallagher, Insurance Law & Litigation

Kate Mellier, Insurance Law & Litigation

Mark Carey, Insurance Law & Litigation

Emma Heraud, Real Estate & Projects

Karen Robertson, Real Estate & Projects

Olivia Ralph, Real Estate & Projects

Adam Battagello, Workplace Relations & Safety

Emma Lutwyche, Workplace Relations & Safety

Lynden Albiston, Workplace Relations & Safety

Sara Wescott, Workplace Relations & Safety

Key contacts

Genevieve Collins

Chief Executive Partner