Movements in commercial law
Special Counsel Symoane Mercurio has been elevated to the role of Director at commercial law firm Cowell Clarke who have made six promotions to kick off the new financial year.
Mercurio, who is also a Director at Football South Australia, has practised law with Cowell Clarke for just under 14 years after starting with them as a Senior Associate in 2007.
A Special Counsel since 2015, she advises clients on contract disputes, insolvency and debt recovery, and is touted by Cowell Clarke as a “litigation and dispute resolution specialist”.
Mercurio’s promotion comes alongside her ongoing involvement with the Office of the SA Small Business Commissioner’s COVID-19 Mediation Panel.
Cowell Clarke, who have grown to a team of around 100 commercial lawyers after their establishment in 1989, also promoted five other Adelaide lawyers – Amanda Brady, Andrew Bullock, Cassie Burfoot, Emma Peters and Peter Healey – to the role of Special Counsel.
Managing Director Rob Comazzetto said the suite of promotions recognised the “high level of technical skills, business acumen and leadership” of the six lawyers.
“We are approaching a new financial year with an optimistic outlook and confidence,” he said.
“We have strong teams meeting current and future challenges and opportunities.”
Meanwhile, Adelaide law firm Piper Alderman have promoted long-time Senior Associate Jonathan Dodd to the role of Partner in Real Estate.
Dodd has been with the Franklin Street-based firm since 2006 and specialises in hospitality and tourism, liquor and gambling licensing, and leasing arrangements.
Piper Alderman also awarded promotions to Adelaide Special Counsel Eilish Gigney and Associate Isabelle Gatley in time for the 2021-22 financial year.
Managing Partner Tony Britten-Jones said the promotions are a “testament to our firm’s mantra of ‘attract, train and retain’, creating an environment where individuals can flourish but are supported”.