Carter Newell elevates four

Carter Newell Lawyers is pleased to announce four staff elevations effective 1 July 2019.

Joining the partnership is Johanna Kennerley (Energy & Resources and Planning & Environment).

Commencing her career at Carter Newell in 2006, Johanna specialises in project development and environmental law, and has been a long time provider of legal services to the energy and resources sector. She provides advice through the entire life cycle of resources, construction, extractive industries and other industrial projects and has specific experience acting for major insurers defending various types of environmental claims and proceedings.

Elevated to Senior Associate is Sarah Ewing (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) alongside new Associates Eleanor Yeomans and Madelyne Inch (both Insurance).

Sarah acts for corporate clients in major commercial litigation and insolvency litigation disputes. She has extensive experience advising on complex, high value and multi-party disputes involving allegations of negligence, breach of contract, and contraventions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2011 (Cth) and Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Eleanor has extensive experience in public liability and property damage claims. She is fully conversant with Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (Qld) and the Civil Liability Act in both Queensland and New South Wales, and manages complex claims for major insurers, with a special interest in claims within the hospitality and construction industries.

Madelyne’s experience extends to professional indemnity, solicitors’ negligence claims, disciplinary proceedings and management liability insurance. Madelyne also has a focus on employment practices liability and acts in a wide range of claims across a number of jurisdictions.

“The partnership and I are delighted to welcome Johanna and alongside the elevations of Sarah, Eleanor and Madelyne reflect our continued strategy of development from within”, Managing Partner Paul Hopkins said.

“In our 30th year, these promotions highlight our one team approach, strengthening the firm’s capacity to provide specialist knowledge to our clients across our Eastern seaboard offices.”

Carter Newell was recently awarded the Law Firm of the Year (1 – 100 lawyers) and Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards. 18 of its specialist lawyers were also recently named Best Lawyers in Australia.

With offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Carter Newell provides specialist advice to Australian and international corporate clients in the areas of insurance, construction & engineering, resources, corporate, commercial property, litigation & dispute resolution, aviation & transport, planning & environment and workplace advisory.