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Kells continues to promote top talent


Kells continues to promote top talent

AustLaw member Kells is set to increase both its Illawarra and Sydney offerings across a number of key specialities with the promotion of one Special Counsel, one Senior Associate and two new Associates, effective 1 July, 2018. 

The new Special Counsel, Senior Associate and two Associates build on Kells' reputation for advising clients on their most significant matters across core practice groups including personal injury, workers compensation, criminal, estate planning, commercial, property and family law matters. David also advises clients in areas of transactional matters.

Karena has over 17 years experience in personal injury litigation and handles complex cases in the District Court and Supreme Court.  Karena has a particular interest in large health law cases and has succeeded in cases involving brain damage, birth defects and claims against negligent doctors, health institutions and others. 
 Karen Nicholls
Karena Nicholls promoted to Special Counsel – joined the Kells team in 2006

Karena has over 17 years experience in personal injury litigation and handles complex cases in the District Court and Supreme Court.

Karena has a particular interest in large health law cases and has succeeded in cases involving brain damage, birth defects and claims against negligent doctors, health institutions and others.


 


Adam Bye promoted to Senior Associate – joined the Kells team in 2008


Extensive experience in criminal law matters and all matters of family law disputes arising from the breakdown of marriages and de facto relationships. 

Adam also has valuable expertise in the resolution of property settlements.

 
David Addinall promoted to Associate – joined the Kells team in 2017

David is experienced in litigation matters in both state and federal jurisdictions advising on business and commercial disputes, corporate and personal insolvency, building and construction disputes plus professional negligence claims. 

 

Michael Mobberley promoted to Associate – joined the Kells team in 2015 

Practices in all areas of estate planning, self managed superannuation funds and also has extensive experience in property, commercial contracts and leasing.


Managing Partner Paul Magagnino said the promotions reflect the firm's strong growth in the Sydney and Illawarra regions and high calibre of its people. 

"These promotions acknowledge the hard work of each individual and all are talented lawyers who have a bright future ahead of them.  Plus, it's an exciting time here at Kells with the construction of our new Wollongong premises and the upcoming launch of our rebrand and website."

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