Career Moves: Barry Nilsson

National law firm, Barry Nilsson, has announced 27 internal promotions and a new principal hire across its network of offices as part of its July appointments.

Of these appointments, 10 are Brisbane-based appointments, including new Principal Matt Hempstead (Family), three Special Counsel, one Senior Associate, four Associates and one new appointment in Business Services.

Matt Hempstead

Matt Hempstead is a QLS Accredited Family Law Specialist with experience in a diverse range of family law matters, including property, domestic violence, child support and spousal maintenance.

An experienced advocate, Matt has a particular interest in complex property and parenting matters and has been recognised as a Family Law Rising Star in Queensland in Doyle’s Guide.

Brett Sherwin

The other Brisbane appointments are: Special Counsel Brett Sherwin (Insurance), Emma Baker (Insurance) and Meagan Murrell (Family).

Emma Baker

Meagan Murrell

Anna Crawford (Insurance) is the new Senior Associate.

Anna Crawford

Brisbane Associates are: Amanda Shukur (Insurance), Gigi Lynis (Insurance), Michael Geraghty (Insurance) and Remy Crozier (Insurance).

Amanda Shukur

Michael Gergahty


Remy Crozier

The appointments, effective from 1 July 2024, address the high-demand areas of family and insurance law and bring the total number of Principals to 41 nationally.

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