Career moves: Allens


Allens has announced its latest round of promotions, including a number of Brisbane-based appointments.

Samantha Betzien (disputes and investigations – employment and safety) and David Rountree (corporate – technology, media and telecommunications) have been promoted to Partner.

Samantha Betzien
Samantha Betzien

Samantha has extensive experience in employment law and workplace health and safety, including compliance and risk management strategies, managing coronial inquests, investigations and prosecutions. She advises on front-end and litigious employment matters, with a particular focus on complex and sensitive workplace issues.

David Rountree
David Rountree

David has significant experience in major technology and outsourcing procurement deals, including commercial deals for media and technology, regulatory and corporate governance work and technology and transition arrangements. He has also advised companies seeking to leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technology within businesses.

Corin Morcom (disputes and investigations – restructuring and insolvency) and Joseph O’Shea (disputes and investigations – commercial disputes) have been promoted to Managing Associate.

Corin Morcom
Corin Morcom

Corin advises large corporate clients and government on complex commercial and insolvency disputes, with a focus on the resources, construction and infrastructure sectors. She also works with clients on ESG and risk and compliance concerns, particularly in relation to investigations and regulatory actions.

Joseph O'Shea
Joseph O’Shea

Joseph acts in complex commercial disputes on behalf of Australian and global companies, and has particular experience in construction, resources, infrastructure and engineering disputes. He has also provided advice on the administration of major projects, including management of construction claims.

Brisbane Senior Associate promotions include Eleanor Angel (disputes and investigations), Belinda Hennessy (disputes and investigations), Kate McCracken (disputes and investigations), Maggie Shelton (projects and development), Gemma Sweeney (corporate) and Alec Teevan (disputes and investigations).

At QLS Proctor we are keen to help firms and their teams celebrate promotions and new appointments. Please email details of any lawyer promotions or appointments to Ensure you include some details of the person’s areas of expertise and achievements, along with a best-quality head-and-shoulders image.

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