Mills Oakley is launching a family law practice in Canberra with the addition of a senior lawyer and her team.
Andrea Evans has joined the partnership, bringing with her more than 20 years’ experience as an expert in family law, conveyancing, wills and estates, and mediation. She was most recently director of her own practice, Evans Family Lawyers, based in the nation’s capital.
Evans’ decision to join Mills Oakley with her team displays the growing profile of the firm’s Canberra office, said John Nerurker, Mills Oakley chief executive.
“Andrea conducted her own research into the local market and concluded that Mills Oakley was best placed to facilitate the high levels of service her clients expected,” he said.
Mills Oakley is delighted that Evans decided to join and help the firm attain its goal of having a full service offering in Canberra, Nerurker said.
Evan said that she was keen keen to leverage the resources of a national firm because of the nature of her practice.
“Mills Oakley has the right footprint and culture to drive our next phase of growth. I particularly look forward to exploring the synergies with Mills Oakley’s well-respected private advisory and property practices, which will add a new dimension to the services available to my clients,” she said.
The move comes as Mills Oakley continues to pursue expansion opportunities. Last week, the firm invested in automated conveyancing.