Career Moves: Carter Newell Lawyers

Carter Newell Lawyers have announced the promotion of several lawyers in the Brisbane office, effective from 1 July.

Sarah Ewing (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) has been promoted to Special Counsel.

Sarah Ewing

Sarah 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) issues. Sarah regularly assists clients with advice in relation to insolvency issues.

Olivia Clark (Construction and Engineering) and Kirsty Preston (Corporate) have been elevated to Senior Associate.

Olivia Clark

Olivia has practiced predominantly in construction insurance law and deals with matters involving industrial special risks policies, annual construction and project works policies and general liability and professional indemnity insurance policies in the construction and engineering industry.

Kirsty Preston

As a corporate lawyer, Kirsty has advised on a mix of sell-side and buy-side transactions. She has been exposed to various consideration structures, including partial cash and scrip consideration, completion adjustments, locked boxes and earn-outs.  Kirsty also has experience with a range of other corporate matters including corporate governance, capital raisings, due diligence, corporate restructures, employee incentive plans, commercial agreements, and general corporate and business issues.


Being elevated to Associate are Ashwin Devanathan (Property) and Katie Proctor (Insurance).

Ashwin Devanathan

Ashwin is part of the Commercial Property team. Ashwin’s expertise encompasses property sales and acquisitions, commercial, industrial and retail leasing, property development and strata and community title law. He advises key developer clients in relation to commercial, retail, mixed-use and residential developments and has handled multi-lot transactions for off-the-plan apartment projects, residential townhouse projects and vacant land sales.

Katie Proctor

As part of the Financial Lines team, Katie works on matters relating to professional indemnity for a range of clients including real estate agents, building professionals, accountants, brokers, body corporates and universities in both pre-court and litigated claims. Her expertise includes assisting as both defence and coverage counsel in a range of insurance-related matters.

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 their areas of expertise and achievements, along with a quality head-and-shoulders image.

Share this article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search by keyword