New partners continue to build strong southern team for McCullough Robertson

New partners continue to build strong southern team for McCullough Robertson

New partners continue to build strong southern team for McCullough Robertson

1 July 2014

Leading independent law firm McCullough Robertson has named six new partners across its Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle offices for the start of the new financial year.

The new appointments include:

  • Justin Madden, Property, Sydney
  • Dan Collins, Property and agribusiness, Brisbane
  • Michelle Sirasch, Land access and property development, Newcastle
  • Alex Hutchens, Technology, Sydney
  • Adrian Smith, Corporate, Sydney
  • John Ioannou, Tax and private client, Brisbane

“These appointments show the firm’s commitment to our vision of growth across practice groups and geographically.  Our strategy to build an even stronger presence in NSW is going to plan. The depth of our Sydney and Newcastle teams at McCullough Robertson will mean that we are going to be able to provide a real breadth of expertise for our clients.”  McCullough Robertson Managing Partner, Guy Humble said. 

Four of the six new partners are based in the law firm’s NSW offices.  Two are lateral hires, Adrian Smith and Justin Madden who bring specialist skills in the property and corporate areas.  Alex Hutchens and Michelle Sirasch are from McCullough Robertson’s home-grown talent pool, together with Property expert
Dan Collins and Tax specialist, John Ioannou.

McCullough Robertson has an impeccable reputation in the resources, agribusiness and real estate sectors and during the past five years has continued to increase its foothold south of the border with a value proposition that delivers top tier advice with a more intimate service delivery.

“On behalf of the firm, I would like to congratulate Justin, Dan, Michelle, Alex, Adrian and John on their appointments and wish them every success as they pass this important milestone and continue to develop their legal careers.”

These six appointments bring the total partner numbers at McCullough Robertson as at 1 July 2014 to 52 across the three offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle.

Other new promotions and appointments effective 1 July, include:

Special Counsels

  • Diana Masen – Insurance and corporate risk
  • Alex Power – Construction
  • Kate Denning – Insurance and corporate risk
  • Trent Thorne, Dispute resolution and agribusiness

Senior Associates

  • Liam Davis – Native title and regulatory approvals
  • Sarah Wheatley – Planning and environment
  • Amelia Prokuda – Planning and environment
  • Sarah Bitomsky – Intellectual property and life sciences
  • Andrew Poulton – Dispute resolution
  • Bella Ritchie – Dispute resolution
  • Jason de Lacy – Construction
  • Fiona Mudie – Property, Sydney
  • Emma Sythies – Property, Sydney


For more information contact: Kristie Fankhauser on +61 7 3233 8876.

About McCullough Robertson
McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian independent law firm with industry specialists combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight. The firm provides innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate, government and high net worth individuals across Australia and internationally. Established in 1926 the firm’s major focus areas are the resources (mining and energy), food and agribusiness, technology, telecommunications, health and life sciences (pharmaceuticals), real estate and financial services sectors.

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