NEWS: Russell Kennedy continues to grow

Russell Kennedy Lawyers has promoted 4 from within its ranks to Principal

Russell Kennedy Lawyers is delighted to announce that David Ramsay (planning & environment), Emma Dunlevie (property & pro bono) Gavin Kotnik (WorkCover), and Paul Somers (dispute resolution & litigation) have all joined the partnership.

Managing Director Paul Gleeson said: “The promotions reflect the firm’s commitment to our growth agenda in both Melbourne and Sydney”.

“Developing the capability of our people and helping them realise their potential at Russell Kennedy allows us to deliver the highest quality service to our clients. We congratulate each of them on their promotion and look forward to the continued progression in their careers".

Russell Kennedy continues to expand within a commercial environment which has delivered significant challenges and opportunities for law firms by growing capacity and capability in our core industries.

In April this year the firm merged with Aitken Lawyers in Sydney to create a 270-strong practice.

The promotions are:


David Ramsay

Emma Dunlevie

Gavin Kotnik

Paul Somers

Special Counsel

David Kazatsky

Marcus Heath

Senior Associate:

Angelo Bistolaridis

Catherine Duong


Barakat Rezaie

Camille Broadhurst

Emma Clark

Erin Rooney

Felicity Iredale

Gareth Kerr

Mitch Watkins

Riaza Rigby

Scott Royston


The promotions are effective from 1 July 2019.

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Pictured from left to right: David Ramsay - government, planning & environment; Paul Somers - dispute resolution; Emma Dunlevie - property & pro bono; and Gavin Kotnik - Victorian WorkCover Authority

This news has been covered by Australasian Lawyers here.