Piper Alderman elevates new partner and 3 lawyers


Piper Alderman is delighted to announce four promotions across the firm with effect from 1 January 2023, including new partner, Kate Sambrook in Sydney, in the national Dispute Resolution & Litigation team.

Kate joined Piper Alderman in May 2021 as a Senior Associate, working with partner, Martin del Gallego.  Kate specialises in major commercial, corporate and insolvency litigation with a specific focus on class actions and other funded litigation. Over the last 10 years, Kate has acted in a range of high profile and complex disputes involving ASX listed companies, financial services providers and high net worth individuals.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented:

“We are pleased to announce Kate’s promotion to partnership in our leading class action practice.  Kate’s appointment reflects her skill, experience and expertise in the complex disputes space. Since joining the firm, Kate has developed innovative solutions to support our clients’ evolving needs in line with the firm’s entrepreneurial mindset.  The promotion also speaks to Piper Alderman’s ongoing investment in the professional development of its lawyers and the firm’s recognition of accomplishments and leadership qualities ensuring delivery of the best service to our clients.”

Kate recently co-authored the Australian chapter of Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through: Litigation Funding global guide with partners Martin del Gallego and Greg Whyte and was recognised this year by The Best Lawyers in Australia as ‘One to Watch’ for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

In 2022, Piper Alderman has made six partner appointments including lateral hires Marcus Andrews, Paul Vergotis and Mark Doble in Sydney, Meriel Steadman in Perth, and most recently Ben McLeod and John Wu in Melbourne.

Tony Britten-Jones remarked:

“As a firm, we provide career development and training opportunities, balanced with a high performance, supportive and collaborative working environment and culture. We continue to attract, train and retain high quality people across the firm and work hard to create an environment where individuals can flourish. It’s all about the people.”

The complete list of promotions with effect from 1st of January 2023 is:

Kate Sambrook Dispute Resolution & Litigation Sydney


Senior Associate
Tim Masters Financial Services & FinTech Sydney
Jordana Yencken-Nissenbaum Dispute Resolution & Litigation Sydney


Madison Smith Dispute Resolution & Litigation Brisbane


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