Media Release: Clayton Utz announces new partner promotions effective 1 January 2019

13 Dec 2018


Eleanor Dickens
Eleanor Dickens, Government Services, Brisbane

Eleanor specialises in Public and Administrative Law, with a key focus on complex government investigations including corruption and misconduct investigations, information law (FOI, privacy, data, public records and information policy), compliance and government decision-making processes.  Eleanor is also focused on driving innovation and advising public sector clients on information and data use and practice issues. 

Liz Humphry
Liz Humphry, Corporate, Perth


Liz is a corporate law specialist who is passionate about working with her clients to achieve their commercial outcomes. Liz acts for a wide range of leading Australian and international organisations on transactional and operational matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and equity capital transactions, projects and Australian regulatory compliance matters. Liz has a particular focus on the energy and resources industry. 

Samy Mansour, Corporate, Sydney


Samy has significant experience advising on investments, sales, joint ventures, projects, corporate governance and supply arrangements across a number of key industries including energy, resources, transport, infrastructure, health, insurance, manufacturing and retail. He is valued for his client-centric focus and solution-oriented approach, and is recognised by a number of legal publications. Samy also has an interest in driving best-practice in the legal industry and was appointed as the first Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Legal Innovation at the College of Law.

Alexandra Rose, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Sydney


Alex is a litigator with particular experience defending high-stakes class actions, product liability claims and multi-jurisdictional claims where clients rely on her ability to manage disputes a way that enables them to focus on their current business priorities. Alex draws on her extensive experience in dispute resolution to help clients identify and mitigate risks as early as possible, and provide practical, commercial solutions to problems. Alex's experience across several industries includes a focus on health, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer goods as well as the automotive and financial services industries.

Joanne Teagle
Joanne Teagle, Major Projects and Construction, Melbourne


Jo specialises in Social Housing, Facilities Management Contracting, Services Contracting, complex Government Procurement and Work Health and Safety. With 20 years' experience in the social housing sector, Jo acts for a wide range of government social housing providers and asset/facility owners on all aspects of their project outsourcing requirements. Her clients value her ability to provide innovative, value-for-money and practical solutions, particularly with respect to end to end procurement processes and collaborative contracting models. Jo is also passionate about work health and safety, advising predominantly government clients on the harmonised WHS legislation since 2011

Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Rob Cutler said the appointments were well deserved. "For more than a decade, Eleanor, Liz, Samy, Alex and Jo have worked exceptionally hard to build their reputations as specialists in their respective areas and have contributed significantly to the firm's culture on many levels. We're delighted to welcome them to the partnership and look forward to watching their careers continue to flourish as partners of Clayton Utz."

Sydney, 13 December 2018: Clayton Utz is pleased to announce the appointment of five new partners, effective 1 January 2019:

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