HopgoodGanim Lawyers makes record number of promotions

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HogoodGanim Lawyers has made a record-number of new promotions, elevating 25 lawyers to senior posts.

The promotions include three new partners, four new special counsel, and eight new senior associates.

In Brisbane, Brett Bolton and Tim Scanlan have been made partners, while Ryan White in Perth has also joined the partnership.

Bolton, who joined the firm in 1997, has a dual specialisation in competition and consumer law, as well as in media and defamation law. He works for clients in a wide range of sectors, including agribusiness, TMT, private enterprise, sports and entertainment, and retail.

Brett Bolton

Scanlan, who joined the firm in 2006, is an expert in corporate and commercial matters. He has a particular focus on working with large private and family-owned enterprises on corporate transactions.

Tim Scanlan

White, who joined Q Legal in 2011 before its merger with HopgoodGanim in 2012, is a specialist in M&A and equity capital markets. For the past seven years, he has worked side by side with Robyn Ferguson, the firm’s partner-in-charge in Perth.

Ryan White

The other newly promoted lawyers at HopgoodGanim are:


  • Jason Down
  • Justin McInally
  • Kim Hinton
  • Leeann Murphy


  • Adele Garnett
  • Giuseppe Lanza-Volpe
  • Janelle Metcalf
  • Justin Raiteri
  • Melissa McGarrity
  • Robyn Lamb
  • Steven Hunwicks
  • Tim Edwards


  • Alyce Nielsen
  • Briar Francis
  • Caitlin Kelly
  • Isabel Vidot
  • Jodie Cunningham
  • Liz Wreck
  • Meg Murray
  • Mick Blanco
  • Robert Dickfos
  • Stacey Percival

The firm recently added Leith Ayres from MinterEllison.

HopgoodGanim, a full-service commercial law firm, has 43 partners and more than 280 staff working out of Brisbane and Perth.


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