Media release I Gadens appoints highly regarded disputes partner
16 November 2017
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.
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