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.

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.
26
Jun
2019

Smith Promoted to Partner

Adam Smith, GDLP '08

Adam Smith has been promoted to Tax Partner in the Melbourne office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Adam has a particular focus on income tax, GST and stamp duty.
24
Jun
2019

Roberts receives the JG Crawford Prize

Professor Anthea Roberts, BA '01, LLB (Hons) '01, GDLP '06, PhD '17

Legal expert Professor Anthea Roberts has been awarded one of the 2018 JG Crawford Prizes – the University’s most prestigious PhD prize. She received the prize for her thesis ‘Is International Law International?’
24
Jun
2019

Alumni named as Finalists in 2019 Australian Law Awards

Various alumni ,

Eight law alumni have been listed as finalists in the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards across five different categories. Associate Professor Philip Drew has also been named as a finalist in the Academic of the Year category.
24
Jun
2019

Marsh promoted to Senior Associate

Donna Marsh, GDLP '12

Donna Marsh has been promoted to Senior Associate at Hall & wilcox. She specialises in insurance litigation and personal injury law.
07
Jun
2019

Griffiths moves to Gilchrist Connell

Hannah Griffiths, GDLP '12, LLMLegPrac '14

Hannah Griffiths has been appointed a Senior Counsel in the Gilchrist Connell Sydney office. She moves from Colin Biggers & Paisley where she is an expert in insolency litigation and restructuring.
31
May
2019

Hazelbrook recognised as Corporate Partner of the Year

Hugh Griffin, LLB ’01, BSc (Hons) ’02

Hugh Griffin has been recognised as Corporate Partner of the Year in the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards. Hugh is a Principal at Hazelbrook Legal in Canberra and is a recognised leader in corporate and commercial law.
31
May
2019

Astolfi honoured with Partner of the Year Award

Simonetta Astolfi, BEc '89, LLB (Hons) '91, LLM '09

Simonetta Astolfi has been recognised as Government Partner of the Year in the 2019 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards. Simonetta is the Sector Leader for Commonwealth for Maddocks in Canberra.

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