Gadens appoints highly regarded disputes partner

National firm Gadens has appointed Kathy Merrick as a Partner in its Disputes Team in Sydney. Kathy joins Gadens from Henry Davis York where she was a Partner and Practice Leader in their Corporate & Regulatory Investigations & Disputes Team. As a highly regarded practitioner, Kathy brings market-leading expertise in corporate and commercial litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory investigations.

Kathy's appointment follows the recent announcements that Brett Feltham (Employment Advisory) and James Roland (Banking & Finance) have joined Gadens as partners in Sydney. Also joining Gadens with Kathy are Jade Matthews (Senior Associate) and Phoebe Brosnan (Lawyer).

Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens Chief Executive Officer said:
"Kathy is a tremendous appointment for Gadens and one that will significantly augment our profile in the Sydney market. She has an exceptional reputation as a key advisor to clients and has advised on many of Australia's largest corporate disputes, collapses and investigations. Kathy is well regarded for her extensive expertise and ability to utilise the full range of formal and alternative dispute resolution techniques. We look forward to the leadership Kathy will bring in helping grow and develop our national disputes practice".

Commenting on her decision to join Gadens, Kathy Merrick said:
"Gadens offers an attractive team and culture that is focused on delivering strategic legal and commercial solutions to their clients. The firm is well recognised in the Australian market for their depth of expertise in disputes and litigation. Joining Gadens presents great opportunities to continue working on large corporate projects, alongside some of Australia's most highly-regarded solicitors".

Acting for major corporates, financial institutions, professional services firms, administrators and liquidators, as well as Government clients, Kathy's practice includes advising in relation to regulatory investigations and disputes, directors and officers duties, professional negligence claims, financial services and superannuation industry disputes in addition to insolvency related investigations, disputes, and complaints.

"Kathy's expertise will add to our capabilities and expansion in Sydney, complementing our existing disputes and litigation offering across the firm. We are delighted to welcome Kathy to Gadens", concludes Mr. Scott-Hayward.

For more information, contact:

Russell Fox
Head of Business Development & Marketing
Tel:       +61 3 9612 8285
Mobile: +61 415 500 753

About Gadens

Gadens is a leading, independent Australian top 10 law firm with over 700 people, including 92 partners. The firm regularly undertakes highly complex and day-to-day legal matters for a wide range of clients. These include major Australian and multi-national organisations – Gadens is advisor to more than a quarter of the Top 200 companies listed on the ASX – as well as small to medium sized businesses.

Well regarded for our specialist, market-leading practices, we work with clients across a number of industry specialisations. Our significant breadth and depth of expertise encompasses banking and finance, corporate advisory and tax, dispute resolution, employment advisory, government, intellectual property and technology, private clients, property and construction, planning and environment, recovery and insolvency.


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