JCL Shortlisted for Boutique Diversity Law Firm of the Year Award
We are proud to have been named as a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Boutique Diversity Law Firm of the Year. This award category recognises our commitment to an inclusive workplace and we thank our wonderful team for making JCL such a diverse place to work!
Director Wiebke Herrmann attends #IRLONDON18
Last month Wiebke travelled to London to attend the annual IR Global conference, where she met with fellow IR colleagues from around the world. This year’s conference focused on effective communication in the legal profession, with a highlight of the trip being a presentation by world renowned speaker Julian Treasure on the topic of conscious listening.
Congratulations to Anthony Angeli who was recently admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland! Anthony joined JCL as a research clerk in 2016, and we look forward to supporting him as he commences work as a solicitor. Well done Anthony!
JCL Director James Conomos Contributes to Global Publication
Founding Director James Conomos recently joined a team of leading international insolvency lawyers to contribute to IR Global’s Insolvency Virtual Series. Limiting Liabilities: Structuring holding companies to withstand insolvency, highlights the issues to consider when attempting to limit holding companies’ liability during the insolvency of a subsidiary in a company group. It also addresses the possible damages and defences available should the worst happen.
Senior Associate Carly Hanson celebrates 10 years with JCL
This month Senior Associate Carly Hanson celebrates 10 years of service with James Conomos Lawyers! Carly has made an outstanding contribution over the past decade and we congratulate her on reaching this milestone. Thanks Carly!
JCL Director James Conomos attends IR Global conference
On Friday 3 August, Managing Director James Conomos attended IR Global‘s annual Australasian Conference. The conference focused on fostering business relationships to promote the work of Australia and New Zealand’s leading lawyers to the rest of the world. James reports that it was a rewarding experience and looks forward to attending the conference again next year!
JCL Recognised by Doyle’s Guide for Fourth Consecutive Year
We are delighted to announce that James Conomos Lawyers has again been recognised as a Leading Queensland Law Firm by Doyle’s Guide for our work in insolvency, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Congratulations also to Directors James Conomos and Wiebke Herrmann who both were named among Queensland’s Leading Lawyers, Jim for his work in insolvency, commercial litigation and dispute resolution and Wiebke for insolvency!
Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards
On Friday 15 June our team attended the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards to support Director Wiebke Herrmann who was one of five finalists for the Insolvency Partner of the Year Award. Although Wiebke was not successful on this occasion, our team had a great night celebrating our profession and we commend Wiebke’s efforts in a toughly contested category.
Myles Awarded 2017 Forsyth/Pose Scholarship
Congratulations to JCL Research Clerk Myles Bayliss who has been awarded the 2017 Forsyth Pose Scholarship for his paper on the Universal Basic Income welfare policy in an Australian Tax Law context. Myles’ paper examines the constitutionality of a UBI policy in which he posits that the introduction of a UBI could affect positive change on the tax system.
JCL Hosts Annual Retreat in Sanctuary Cove
This month we attended our annual retreat at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove. As always, this years retreat afforded our team a well deserved break and provided another opportunity to foster the unique culture we have at JCL.
Wiebke Shortlisted for Insolvency Partner of the Year Award
We are excited to announce that our Director Wiebke Herrmann has been shortlisted as one of five finalists for the Lawyers Weekly Insolvency Partner of the Year Award. We congratulate Wiebke on this commendable achievement and look forward to supporting her at the awards night later this year.
Jim Recognised as Leading Insolvency Lawyer
Our Founding Director James was this month recognised by Best Lawyers Australia as a leading practitioner in the area of Insolvency and Reorganisation Law. This list is based on peer nominations and we congratulate Jim on having his efforts acknowledged in such a highly respected publication.
Nashneen shortlisted for Agnes McWhinney Award
On Friday March 9, our team attended the Queensland Law Society Legal Profession Dinner and Awards Night. It was a wonderful night to celebrate Queensland’s thriving legal profession and we were proud to support Senior Associate Nashneen who was shortlisted for the Agnes McWhinney Award.
Jim Shares Insight with Global Audience
Founding Director James Conomos recently joined a team of leading international insolvency and bankruptcy lawyers to contribute to IR Global’s Insolvency Virtual Series. Following The Money: Trends in cross-border asset recovery, addresses the increasing impact technology and globalisation are having on cross-border investment and considers the resulting implications for insolvency and bankruptcy.