Piper Alderman has added an insolvency expert to its senior ranks.
Cheryl Weston has joined the national firm’s partnership, making the move from Sydney mid-sized firm Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers, where she was a partner. She was also previously a partner at Mills Oakley and a senior associate at Colin Biggers & Paisley.
The lateral appointment comes after the firm elevated 27 lawyers in its latest promotions round.
Weston has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution, with a particular focus on insolvency, Piper Alderman said. She has acted in several high-profile insolvency cases, including proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against AMI companies, as well as the administrations of St Hilliers Group companies, BC3 Thoroughbreds, and van Eyk Research. She has also worked in large litigation cases, including the rebuilding of the James Hardie insurance program and the London litigation connected to the HIH Insurance Collapse.
Weston explained why she joined Piper Alderman.
“Piper Alderman’s insolvency team, led by Michael Lhudede in Melbourne, has an outstanding reputation in the market. Moving to a national firm provides my clients with access to a national team of insolvency experts. I am looking forward to this next chapter with Pipers,” she said.
Tony Britten-Jones, Piper Alderman managing partner, said that the appointment continues the growth of the firm’s insolvency team.
“Since April 2018, we have appointed three new partners in the insolvency team and a new special counsel. Insolvency and reconstruction law has been a strategic focus of Piper Alderman for some time and Cheryl’s appointment will further enhance our offering in this regard,” he said.