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Manchester commercial law firm Kuits is this week commencing celebrations for its landmark 110-year anniversary.

An independent and full-service law firm, Kuits advises SMEs, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, with particular specialisms in the property, leisure, technology, healthcare and advanced manufacturing sectors. The firm also advises an impressive roster of North West family businesses on business protection and succession planning.

Read more: Kuits Celebrates 110th Anniversary


Piper Alderman is delighted to announce that in the 2020 edition of The Best LawyersTM in Australia, 38 of our lawyers have been recognised across 38 areas of law. The Best LawyersTM list is collated using feedback from industry peers. This year Piper Alderman has 8 new lawyers recognised in The Best LawyersTM 2020 edition including: Sarah Clarke, Will Fennell, Warren Denny, Joanne Hardwick, Jane Kupsch, Louise Thompson, Andrea Beatty and Simon Morris.

Read more: 38 lawyers from Australian firm Piper Alderman recognised as 'Best Lawyers'


Thompson LouiseLouise Thompson joins Piper Alderman from 1 April 2019 as a special counsel in its Insolvency and Reconstruction team in Melbourne.

Louise has over 15 years’ experience, acting for a wide range of insolvency practitioners. Her extensive experience ranges from advising and acting for insolvency practitioners and for directors, debtors and creditors in a wide range of corporate and personal insolvency matters. Louise’s experience includes conducting high profile insolvency litigation, conducting examinations and pursuing insolvent trading claims and voidable transaction recoveries.

Read more: Piper Alderman appoints new special counsel to insolvency and reconstruction team


Harper Grey LLP is very pleased to welcome Rose Keith as Associate Counsel with our Workplace Law Group. With over 25 years of experience, Rose brings sound judgment, and a well-rounded perspective to her practice and to our Workplace Law Group. Her broad civil litigation practice has informed her extensive experience in workplace law matters. Rose is also a Roster member of MediateBC and her deep workplace law experience can be put to use in mediating workplace disputes. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 and was called to the BC Bar in 1993.


Cathy Murphy trained with EDG and becomes a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Department where she advises on business sales and purchases. Ian McFarland also trained with EDG and is a Partner in the Employment Law Unit where he advises on employment practices and policies. Neil Mulholland joined EDG in 2014 and is made a Partner in the Private Client Department where he specialises in wills, estates and trusts.

Adrienne Brock, Managing Partner of Elliott Duffy Garrett said:

“It is a pleasure to make this announcement on this the 46th anniversary of Elliott Duffy Garrett. We are delighted that Cathy, Ian and Neil have joined the partnership. They will each play an important part in the future of our firm as we continue to develop our range of services and grow our client base.”