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Released 06/18

Gilchrist Connell promotes rising stars across Australia

Specialist insurance law firm Gilchrist Connell heartily congratulates six exceptionally talented senior lawyers – from each of its five offices – on their new promotions.  Each has been recognised for their outstanding contribution to client outcomes, service and the firm’s continued success.

Sydney – Special Counsel

Daniela Faggionato’s highly deserved promotion to special counsel recognises her excellent skills and broad expertise.  She is a hard-working, meticulous lawyer who clients like and trust, and highly experienced across commercial and financial lines litigation, professional negligence claims against lawyers and doctors and personal injury litigation.

Perth – Special Counsel

Marino Gismondi has a strong track record and a wealth of experience in personal injury claims, particularly in workers’ compensation and public liability.  He has quickly established himself in the firm, achieving results through leading by example and building a strong team culture.

Adelaide – Senior Associate

From day one with GC, Zoe Dempster has hit the ground running – rising to all challenges across multiple practice areas with her highly adaptable approach, earning client praise and quickly establishing herself as a ‘standout’.

Brisbane – Senior Associate

Jacob Redden, 30 under 30 finalist [2017 and 2018] is a true ‘rising star’, achieving excellent outcomes in his thriving practice while running matters across two states.  He promotes positive staff culture and team-building and generously contributes to access to justice with legal volunteering roles.

Melbourne – Senior Associate

Jessica O’Dell has been recognised for her enthusiastic dedication to achieving great outcomes for clients in liability and financial lines insurance.  Jess has also made her mark in other practice areas including management liability (work health and safety) and employment law.

Perth  –  Associate

Kate Kellendonk has rapidly developed her skills and knowledge, and maintains a keen focus on achieving early, commercial results. She handles a variety of workers’ compensation and public liability claims, including property damage and particularly industrial diseases (asbestos related).

In addition to these promotions, the firm has recently made new lateral appointments with Catherine Stephens in Melbourne and Olivia Roberts in Brisbane.

Gilchrist Connell continues to expand in new practices including workplace and cyber as it also develops other specialty lines for emerging risks.  The firm is a leading firm in Chambers Asia Pacific and senior lawyers across all offices are prominently recognised in Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide.

June 2018