Class notes

We encourage our alumni to share news of their successes and to keep us updated by submitting your own class notes. Here are some of the updates our alumni have recently shared with us or have been in the media.

11
Sep
2019

Choudhury awarded ACT Young Lawyer of the Year

Farzana Choudhury, GDLP '14, LLM '16

Farzana Choudhury has received the 2019 ACT Young Lawyer of the Year Award at the ACT Law Society Awards. She is a Senior Solicitor with Canberra Community Law's Street law program, which assists people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
05
Sep
2019

Arias-Alvarez appointed as Associate Director of ERA Legal

Nelson Arias-Alvarez, GDLP '09

Nelson Arias-Alvarez and Mark Yum, who were previously partners and practice group leaders of the construction and infrastructure practice group at boutique national law firm, Madison Marcus have been tasked to head the ERA Legal construction and projects.
10
Aug
2019

Mullins awarded in 2019 Australian Law Awards

Siobhan Mullins, GDLP ’13

Siobhan Mullins, Director of online family law firm Separate Together, has been awarded Sole Practitioner of the Year at the 2019 Australian Law Awards.
09
Aug
2019

Nolan awarded in 2019 Australian Law Awards

Justine Nolan, BSc '90, LLB (Hons) '92

Associate Professor Justine Nolan, currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law in UNSW, has been awarded Academic of the Year at the 2019 Australian Law Awards
04
Jul
2019

Blades promoted to Managing Associate

Goerge Blades, LLB (Hons) '08

George Blades has been promoted to Managing Associate in the Allens Sydney Office. He specialises in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution and has previously worked in a leading global firm in Japan and as Tipstaff to the Chief Justice of NSW.
04
Jul
2019

Seven alumni promoted to Senior Associate

Various Alumni,

Seven ANU Law alumni have been promoted to Senior Associate at Allens in the internal promotions round. This includes Philip Marquet, Nathan Ramanlal, Tom Hall, Jeremy Rich, Magdalena Kucharska, Darcy Doyle and Rebecca Hiscock.
04
Jul
2019

Eight alumni promoted to Senior Associate at KWM

Various Alumni,

Eight ANU Law alumni have been promoted to Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons. This includes Julia Zboromirsky, Damien Carroll, Eliza Forsyth, Eleanor Atkins, Capucine Hague, Evelyn Peter, Katharine Boiko and Shirley Cheng.
04
Jul
2019

Ridgeway appointed to ACCC

Stephen Ridgeway, LLB '86

Stephen Ridgeway has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. He is widely-regarded as a competition law expert and has previously worked at Australian Government Solicitor, Blake Dawson and KWM.
03
Jul
2019

Rome promoted to Partner at MinterEllison

Suriyaa Rome, BAsianStudies '03, LLB '03, LLM '12

Suriyaa Rome has been promoted to Partner in the MinterEllison Canberra Office. She specialises in disputes, competition, risk and regulatory law. She previously worked as Special Counsel at the firm.
26
Jun
2019

Two alumni promoted at HSF

Christian Bourke and Ken-Chai Ooi, GDLP '14

Two law alumni have been promoted at Herbert Smith Freehills. Christian Bourke (GDLP '14) and Ken-Chai Ooi (GDLP '14) have become Senior Associates in the Corporate team in the Sydney office.

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