Piper Alderman announces 21 midyear promotions


Piper Alderman is delighted to announce 21 promotions across the firm with effect from 1 July 2022, including 3 special counsel, 8 senior associates, 8 associates and 2 in business services.

Our newly appointed special counsel include Brisbane-based, Kelly Fraser (Dispute Resolution & Litigation), Sydney-based, Zoe McQuillan (Employment Relations) and Adelaide-based, Juniper Watson (Projects & Construction).

As a member of the national Dispute Resolution & Litigation team since 2015, Kelly Fraser has worked on a number of large, complex litigation matters in numerous jurisdictions across Australia, with a primary focus on corporate and commercial disputes.

Joining Piper Alderman’s Employment Relations team in late 2021, Zoe McQuillan works with small businesses through to multinationals in a wide variety of industries.  Zoe was also recently named in The Best Lawyers® in Australia ‘Ones to Watch’ list for Labour and Employment Law.

Juniper Watson joined the firm in 2007, progressing her career in the Adelaide office.  She has taken a lead role in advising on significant construction, infrastructure, resources and defence projects throughout Australia and was recognised as a Construction & Infrastructure Rising Star Australia in the Doyle’s Guide rankings in 2021.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented:

“The quality and commitment of our team members across Piper Alderman are very well represented by our promotions this July. The significant growth which the firm has experienced over the past 12 months could not have occurred but for the hard work and contribution of these people. We are proud of them and grateful to be working with them.”

The complete list of promotions with effect from Friday, 1 July 2022 is:

Special Counsel
Kelly Fraser Dispute Resolution & Litigation Brisbane
Zoe McQuillan Employment Relations Sydney
Juniper Watson Projects & Construction Adelaide


Senior Associate
Jack Bourke Employment Relations Melbourne
Isabelle Gatley Dispute Resolution & Litigation Adelaide
Natalie Miller Dispute Resolution & Litigation Sydney
Michael Mournehis Restructuring & Insolvency Sydney
Sam Morphett Private Client Services Adelaide
Travis Shueard Intellectual Property Adelaide
Jimmy Taing Dispute Resolution & Litigation Sydney
Ben Tollner-Atkinson Dispute Resolution & Litigation Adelaide


Mark Caile Employment Relations Melbourne
Jay Coverdale Restructuring & Insolvency Melbourne
Lucie Lawrence-Wall Employment Relations Adelaide
Danielle Le Dispute Resolution & Litigation Sydney
Sarah Legoe Real Estate Adelaide
Leighton McDonald-Stuart Financial Services & Fintech Adelaide
Lisa Nguyen Dispute Resolution & Litigation Sydney
Ani Smsarian Dispute Resolution & Litigation Sydney


Business Services
Mariya Mironova Accounts Team Leader Adelaide
Chelsea Moore Business Development & Marketing Coordinator Brisbane


Related media coverage:

Piper Alderman promotes 21 – Lawyers Weekly, 20 June 2022