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HopgoodGanim Lawyers promotes 16, including one to partner

HopgoodGanim has announced 16 promotions across the firm, to take effect from 1 October.


Ivan Orola

They include new partner Ivan Orola, a career property lawyer with a practice focused on retirement living, commercial and retail property. Before joining the firm in 2018 Ivan held a senior in-house role with the Queensland Investment Corporation. He is an active member of Urban Development Institute of Australia, Property Council of Australia and Committee for Brisbane.


Kathleen Coggins and Dean Foley

Two members of the Family and Relationship Law team, Kathleen Coggins and Dean Foley, have been promoted to special counsel. Kathleen is a QLS Accredited Specialist (Family Law) and was named by Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 and 2021 for family law.

Dean is also a QLS Accredited Specialist (Family Law) and a nationally accredited mediator.

There were four promotions to senior associate:


Kayla Causer, Rob Dickfos, Briar Francis and Stacey Percival

Kayla Causer, Construction, Infrastructure and Major Projects
Rob Dickfos, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Briar Francis, Intellectual Property and Technology
Stacey Percival, Family and Relationship Law.

And nine promotions to associate:


Kimberley Cotterill, Sally-Anne Crane, Breony Dowling, Felicity Dunstone, Damon Hatchett, Sarah Judge, Tess Lehn, Ben Morris and Emma Scotney

Kimberley Cotterill, Corporate and M&A
Sally-Anne Crane, Construction, Infrastructure and Major Projects
Breony Dowling, Family and Relationship Law
Felicity Dunstone, Intellectual Property and Technology
Damon Hatchett, Family and Relationship Law
Sarah Judge, Private Enterprise
Tess Lehn, Family and Relationship Law
Ben Morris, Corporate and M&A
Emma Scotney, Corporate and M&A.

“Whilst it has been a uniquely challenging year, it is welcoming to share positive news about the progression of our team members and the firm,” Managing Partner Bruce Humphrys said. “These promotions display our ongoing commitment to the professional development of all team members.

“All 16 lawyers have displayed resilience, are solution-focused practitioners and they build long-lasting relationships with colleagues and clients – attributes which are deserving of this recognition.”

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