Seyfarth is pleased to announce the promotion of Justine Giuliani and Philippa Noakes to the position of Partner with the firm. Stephen Crilly has also been promoted to Counsel.

The partner appointments of Justine and Philippa bring the total partner promotions from within the team to four since the Australian offices of Seyfarth opened in Australia in 2013, in addition to a number of lateral partner hires. The appointments also equalise the ratio of men and women in Seyfarth’s Australian partnership, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Justine Giuliani focuses her practice on advising clients on the employment and industrial aspects of multifaceted restructures and other workplace change programs, and the solutions available to achieve their desired workplace settings. Justine has particular experience in achieving positive outcomes for her corporate clients in complex employment litigation and post-employment restraint matters.

Philippa Noakes has a wide-ranging employment and industrial relations practice working with leading employers across Australia. She provides timely, practical and strategic advice about business critical employment matters, and has carved out a niche in contentious and often high profile disputes, including senior executive litigation and complex industrial matters.

This year, Seyfarth celebrates ten years in Australia. Since opening, we have become the premier firm for high impact advisory and high stakes litigation for major employers in Australia. The promotion of Justine and Philippa to Partner, and Steve to Counsel, is part of our strategy to continue the growth of our practice as we continue to serve leading employers”, said Darren Perry, the firm’s Australian Managing Partner.

Commenting further on the promotions, “Justine, Philippa and Steve have been with us from the early days. It is pleasing to be able to continue building our practice with outstanding homegrown talent”.

Seyfarth is Australia’s only specialist labour, employment and workplace health and safety team with the backing of a global firm. The Australian team has received numerous honours for superb legal work and innovation, including Best Lawyers in Australia’s “Law Firm of the Year” for Labour and Employment in 2020; and top rankings in Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, and Doyle’s Guide.

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