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Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to recognise the high performance, technical skills and strong leadership capabilities of our talented lawyers with the promotion of 48 to the role of senior associate.

Andrew Pike, Regional Managing Partner Australia, said: “The promotion of these capable and accomplished lawyers is recognition of their outstanding commitment to client service, dedication to delivering the highest quality outcomes, and their demonstrated leadership skills.

I am confident that our new senior associates will continue to contribute significantly to the ongoing growth and success of the firm, as well as to our clients’ businesses. I look forward to the fresh insights and perspectives they each will bring to bear in their new roles.

It is also a recognition of the strength and resilience of our business that we able to promote our next generation of leaders. We congratulate all of them on their success and wish them all the best for their careers.”

Effective from 1 July 2018, the promotions come from across all of our Australian offices - Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney - and include lawyers from our Corporate, Disputes, Competition, Regulation & Trade, Employment, IR & Safety, Finance, Real Estate & Projects and Pro Bono practices.

More than 50 per cent of the 48 senior associates are women, which reflects Herbert Smith Freehills’ strong, on-going commitment to diversity and to attracting, promoting and retaining top female talent.

This announcement follows the appointment of 17 new partners across the Herbert Smith Freehills network in April this year, including eight in Australia.

The new senior associates are:


  • Pat Corrigan, Perth
  • Jill Davis, Melbourne
  • Andrew Earle, Melbourne
  • Mia Harrison-Kelf, Sydney
  • Tom Hoare, Sydney
  • Natasha Hood, Perth
  • Tamanna Islam, Sydney
  • Rebekah Lam, Sydney
  • Samantha Loff, Melbourne
  • Tess Mierendorff, Sydney (Intellectual Property)
  • Amelia Morgan, Sydney
  • Greg Shinsky, Melbourne
  • Keara Stretton, Melbourne
  • Jennifer Wu, Sydney


  • Rebecca Burnett, Brisbane
  • Murray Edstein, Sydney
  • Eliza Foley, Melbourne
  • Nick Guenther, Melbourne
  • Reginald Leones, Sydney (Intellectual Property)
  • Eunice Park, Sydney
  • Mark Pavli, Sydney
  • Nataly Sikorski, Sydney
  • Chloe Smith, Melbourne
  • Laura Southwell, Melbourne
  • Laurence Terret, Brisbane
  • Cherissa Zhou, Sydney

Competition, Regulation & Trade

  • Asa Tan, Sydney

Employment, IR & Safety

  • Kristen Hammond, Sydney
  • Jessica Irving, Sydney
  • Nicole Jones, Brisbane
  • Rachel Loughland, Melbourne
  • Rommo Pandit, Sydney
  • Brad Popple, Melbourne
  • Catherine Russo, Perth

Finance, Real Estate & Projects

  • Ravi Arora, Melbourne
  • Andrew Chen, Melbourne
  • Tiffany Cheung, Sydney
  • Danica Corbett, Brisbane
  • Samantha de la Cruz, Melbourne
  • Laura Ferraro, Sydney
  • Jacques Giuffre, Perth
  • Crystal Ku, Perth
  • Rachael Le Tessier, Perth
  • Alanna Lofthouse, Sydney
  • Claire Meiklejohn, Brisbane
  • Shivagar Sivashanmuganathan, Sydney
  • Hannah Stevens, Melbourne

Pro Bono

  • Stephen Somerville, Sydney