New senior faces and promotions at HopgoodGanim

HopgoodGanim has kicked off 2015 with a boost to its senior ranks, and several promotions including two new partners.

New faces at the firm’s Perth office include senior property and finance lawyer, Catherine Wheeler and industrial relations, safety and employment law specialist, Shane Entriken.

Catherine joins HopgoodGanim as a Partner on 4 February 2015 and will further strengthen the firm’s property and finance offering which has experienced solid growth. Catherine joins the firm from Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Perth.

Shane joined HopgoodGanim in late December 2014 as Special Counsel and leads the Perth arm of the firm’s Industrial Relations, Safety and Employment law practice. Shane has over 20 years experience in the industrial relations, safety and employment sector.  This includes experience working in a top tier law environment as well as having held site, divisional and corporate leadership roles in industry for some of Australia’s largest resources companies.

The firm is also pleased to announce the promotions of Karen Browne to Partner in the Perth office and Brooke Jacobs to Special Counsel in the Brisbane office.  Karen is a local government, planning and environment specialist who joined the firm in March last year after an extensive career in local government.  Brooke is one of the senior members of the firm’s Insurance and Risk team in Brisbane.

A new, but familiar face to the Brisbane office is Senior Associate Justin McInally who re-joined HopgoodGanim on 19 January 2015. Justin is a corporate real estate specialist and before coming home to HopgoodGanim, he spent several years working for other national and international legal practices both here and abroad.

 “These senior appointments and promotions reinforce our commitment to our clients on both sides of the country and to our very positive outlook for the year ahead. I wholeheartedly congratulate Karen and Brooke and warmly welcome Shane, Catherine and Justin to the HG family,” said Bruce Humphrys, Managing Partner.