Maddocks adds restructuring and insolvency partner

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Maddocks has appointed a second partner in a month.

Danielle Funston is joining the independent firm in Sydney, making the move from K&L Gates, where she is a partner. She was also previously a senior associate at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Funston adds to Maddocks’ restructuring and insolvency expertise. She advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring, and general corporate transactions, as well as on financial services litigation matters, Maddocks said. Her practice services a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, automotive, aviation, construction, and real estate.

The appointment comes after the firm appointed partner Ben Miller, who is moving to the firm next month.

Partner David Newman, who heads Maddocks’ restructuring and insolvency team, said that Funston is an important addition to the team.

“Danielle’s appointment gives us a strong presence in Sydney as part of our national practice and is consistent with the firm’s strategy of being an independent Australian law firm serving our clients across the nation,” Newman said.

Over the last 12 months, Maddocks has promoted partners Arlene Colquhoun, Anna Scannell, and Brendan Tomlinson. It also added partners Maree Skinner and Catherine Merity joined the firm.