24 June – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Freehills announced today …

24 June – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Freehills announced today the appointment of seven new partners, effective from 1 July 2005.

In making the announcement, Freehills Chief Executive Officer, Gavin Bell, said he was pleased and proud to welcome a group of fine men and women to the firms partnership.

At Freehills, to become a new partner, you have to display certain qualities: strong technical expertise, an ability to gain insight into the critical and complex issues faced by our clients, and strong commercial acumen in creating client-focused solutions.

Our new partners are dedicated legal professionals who have demonstrated each of these qualities, he said.

In addition to the new partner appointments, the firm also announced the appointment of 9 special counsel and 47 senior associates, effective from 1 July 2005.

It is pleasing to see a wealth of talent coming up through the firm  it supports and strengthens our succession planning strategy, and is a clear demonstration that Freehills is serious about providing legal professionals with a clear and challenging career path.

In addition, it strengthens our ability to service each client with a team of outstanding lawyers who are focused on developing genuinely innovative approaches to the challenges faced by each of our clients, said Mr Bell.

The seven new partners are from the firmsLitigation, Corporate and Banking and Finance Groups, and the special counsel and senior associates span most groups across the firm.

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