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Blackwattle Legal is rapidly expanding with the addition of four new team members. Most recently, it has significantly bolstered its capacity and capability with the hire of Special Counsel, Donna Boyce and Associate, Sarah Mooney.
Donna joins Blackwattle Legal with over 20 years’ experience working on some of Australia’s most complex litigation matters.
Donna said: “Having worked at AGS for a significant portion of my career, I am excited to bring a commercial approach to the complex client challenges at Blackwattle Legal. The Blackwattle Legal proposition is an exciting one for senior lawyers who are looking for flexibility coupled with quality work and clients. As a boutique outfit, Trevor and the team work on some outstanding matters, without the often stifling environment within some larger firms who traditionally service high-profile clientele.”
Donna will be focused on assisting the Blackwattle Legal team in providing the highest quality approach to all the matters it handles.
Donna is joined by Associate, Sarah Mooney. Sarah’s unique background in business management makes her an excellent strategist, project manager and negotiator with first-class commercial awareness. Before becoming a lawyer, Sarah was a business management and systems consultant advising SMEs, high-net-worth individuals and private generational businesses.
Blackwattle Legal also welcomes two new paralegals to the team.
Jerry To is currently studying for a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney and has assisted in several complex matters involving conflict of laws, securities law and data protection law. Jerry has been published in a peer-reviewed legal journal (the Commercial Law Quarterly). Alongside his work at Blackwattle legal, Jerry assists his professors with legal research for leading textbooks.
Clara Janssen is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Laws at UTS and has pursued a range of advocacy work in not-for-profit legal organisations. Clara is currently undertaking the Brennan Justice and Leadership Program which promotes intellectual engagement with justice and leadership through community service.
Donna, Sarah, Jerry and Clara join Trevor Withane, Founder and Partner, Patrick Gallego, a senior lawyer and Jessica Hall, an experienced paralegal, to support the growing demand for high quality litigation and insolvency law advice.
Trevor Withane, who is delighted about the growth, said:
“This is an exciting phase for our firm. Bringing together clients with often complex legal issues and a highly talented and capable team is a real joy. This level of growth also allows us to build a strong and distinctive culture – something I feel very strongly about. I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve throughout 2022.”
About Blackwattle Legal
Blackwattle Legal is a specialist litigation and insolvency law firm. Based in Sydney, Australia, the firm has an international footprint with clients and referral firms in many parts of the world.
Since launching in 2019, the firm has significantly grown both their team and their client base which includes, directors, boards, ASX listed entities and liquidators.
Blackwattle Legal has developed a reputation for excellence, having been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year in two categories at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards. In 2021, the firm was also ranked in Legal 500 as a go to firm for both litigation and insolvency in Australia, listed alongside national and international top tier firms. Blackwattle Legal, and its founder, Trevor Withane, are ranked in Doyle’s Guide in their only practice areas: commercial litigation and insolvency.
Blackwattle Legal’s reputation as one of the best boutique commercial litigation and insolvency teams in Sydney, has meant they attract not only the best clients and most complex matters to resolve, but also the best talent in the market.