Piper Alderman elevates 11 lawyers


Piper Alderman is delighted to announce eleven lawyer promotions across the firm with effect from 1 January 2022, including new partner, Emily Haar in Adelaide, a long-standing member of the national Employment Relations team.

Emily joined Piper Alderman in July 2012 as a Law Clerk in the Employment Relations team and has progressed through the firm over the last decade, working with partners David Ey and Erin McCarthy in the Adelaide office.  Emily provides advice to employers across Australia in various industries in relation to all aspects of employment, including hiring, workforce management and disputes, industrial relations, and work health and safety matters.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented:

“Emily has been a valued member of the national Employment Relations team for almost ten years and it has been a pleasure to see her progress her career within the firm.  We are delighted to welcome Emily to the partnership and congratulate our new senior associates and associates on their well-deserved promotions.”

Emily is a co-author of “Independent Contractors: a practical guide” with Professor Andrew Stewart and other contributors from Piper Alderman, published by CCH. Emily has been an editor of the University of Adelaide Law Review.

Emily is also the creator and host of Piper Alderman’s podcast, ‘Employment Law for the Time Poor’ and was recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star for Employment & WHS – Australia in 2018, 2020 and 2021.

The national Employment Relations team has experienced significant growth in 2021.  Partner, Joe Murphy joined the Sydney office in April and Partner, Shane Entriken and his team opened the Piper Alderman office in Perth on 1 July.  The Adelaide office has also recently bolstered its depth of expertise with the appointment of Emily Slaytor as Special Counsel in November, and Senior Associate, Zoe McQuillan joined the Sydney office in October.  From 1 January 2022, the team will boast 8 partners and 16 lawyers across four offices.

Over the last 12 months, Piper Alderman has made nine partner appointments including lateral hires Lis Boyce, Joel Shaw, Joe Murphy, Richard Abbott, Karyn Reardon, Shane Entriken and Paul Sartori, and mid-year promotions Carlyna Chhen and Jonathan Dodd.

Mr Britten-Jones remarked:

“As a firm, we are striving to provide sufficient career progression momentum for young, ambitious lawyers, with more alternative career options presented to those lawyers. That is one of the main reasons we have pursued a growth agenda, both in terms of geography, partners and other staff, with significant increases in recent years. We work hard at creating an environment where individuals can flourish.”

The complete list of promotions with effect from 1st of January 2022 is:

Emily Haar Employment Relations Adelaide


Senior Associate
Lauren Baker Employment Relations Perth
Sally Fetouh Financial Services & FinTech Sydney
Liam Higgins Corporate Adelaide
Andrew Jonklaas Employment Relations Perth
Konnie Lontos Financial Services & FinTech Melbourne


Penny Carter Restructuring & Insolvency Brisbane
Jesse Dwyer Restructuring & Insolvency Sydney
Gareth Gillespie Projects & Construction Sydney
Ella Price Corporate Adelaide
Oliver Radan Projects & Construction Adelaide

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