Only five months after announcing it would open a Melbourne office, commercial law firm Kemp Strang has confirmed it will open a wholly owned office in Brisbane.
The firm, which provides legal services to clients across a range of industries including banking and finance, property, education, not-for-profit and spot, will open its Brisbane office doors in the coming months.
It will be headed by partners Glen Williams and Paul Wong, both from Kemp Strang’s former Brisbane affiliate law firm, Thynne & Macartney.
“The Brisbane office is another step towards our business strategy of providing a national service to our clients under the Kemp Strang banner,” says Kemp Strang managing partner, Michael Joseph.
He adds that Williams has provided dispute resolution services for banks, financial institutions
and commercial enterprises for over 20 years, and is also a specialist in insolvency.
Wong has 15 years’ experience in banking and finance. He specialises in several facets of transactional banking and finance and also acts for banks and insolvency practitioners in the realisation of assets.
After the launch of the Melbourne office just five months ago, Joseph told Australasian Lawyer
that the move, which raided Norton Rose Fulbright
for three of its lawyers, was all about servicing clients in the banking sector.
At the time he didn’t rule out expanding beyond its core banking and finance and insolvency offering in the immediate future.
“We will never say never, but we see that [banking and finance] as the focus of the offering,” he said.
He also implied the firm would soon look to open in other areas around Australia.
“I think that whatever you do, it is always going to be client-driven, and what we are trying to do is tailor our offering to meet our client’s needs, and we will continue to do that; wherever there is a perceived need for our clients we will follow that and let that guide us.”