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Released 12/21

Gilchrist Connell welcomes new principal and team from Marsh & Maher Richmond Bennison

Renowned senior litigator, Ingrid Nunnink, and her team have joined Gilchrist Connell’s Melbourne office, indicating the growth experienced by the firm in 2021 is set to continue.

Ingrid advises a range of clients on general civil litigation matters, with a particular interest in health law, sensitive claims and coronial inquiries, as well as general liability and professional indemnity.

“Ingrid is a natural fit for Gilchrist Connell, and her practice is highly complementary to our own in terms of its focus and client base. Having Ingrid onboard further strengthens our ability to meet ongoing client demand in the key areas of general liability, health and treatment liability and sensitive claims,” said Managing Principal Richard Wood.

Ingrid arrives with associate, Tessa Pham, and lawyer, Victoria Pechlivanis. Gilchrist Connell is looking to bolster this team with additional senior resource in the new year. The hire of Ingrid, Tessa and Victoria is further evidence that Gilchrist Connell’s rapid expansion– the firm has grown over 35% in the last 12 months – looks set to continue into 2022.

“Gilchrist Connell strongly supports a combination of lateral principal hires and internal promotions to best meet the needs of our growing practice,” Belinda Cohen, Chief People Officer at Gilchrist Connell, explains. “Pleasingly, Ingrid and her team also continue the recent trend of senior female hires. The firm now has over 38% of females at principal level, and women make up 54% of our broader fee earner cohort.”