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ALFA International appoints John Hutchings to Board of Directors
Posted on: 11 Nov, 2013
Cornwall Stodart is delighted to announce that ALFA International has appointed six ALFA members to its Board of Directors – including our own Chairman of Partners, John Hutchings. The new appointees were elected by their peers to serve a three-year term on ALFA’s 16 member board.
Lesley Naik referred to in Senate Community Affairs Committee's report
Posted on: 23 Jul, 2013
The work of Cornwall Stodart lawyer, Lesley Naik, has been referred to in the Senate Community Affairs Committee’s report into the ‘Involuntary or Coerced Sterilisation of Persons with Disability’ tabled on 17 July 2013.
Cornwall Stodart promotions and appointment
Posted on: 28 Jun, 2013
Cornwall Stodart is delighted to announce the promotion of a number of staff members, effective 1 July 2013.
Dean Katz shortlisted for Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards
Posted on: 17 Jun, 2013
Dean Katz, Senior Associate in our Corporate & Commercial group and a key member of our Extractive team shortlisted as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards.
Business Leaders Luncheon with special guest Michael Burn
Posted on: 13 Jun, 2013
On 12 June, Cornwall Stodart held yet another successful Business Leaders Luncheon hosted by Managing Partner, Michelle McLean and Chairman of Partners, John Hutchings.
Cornwall Stodart and Peter McMullin host lunch for the Melbourne Forum
Posted on: 21 May, 2013
On 21 May, Cornwall Stodart hosted a private lunch for the Melbourne Forum. Guests enjoyed a fascinating presentation on East Timor given by Peter McMullin of our firm.
Business Leaders Luncheon with special guest The Hon Bill Shorten
Posted on: 8 May, 2013
On 8 May 2013, we continued our series of Business Leaders Luncheons with special guest speaker The Hon Bill Shorten, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Financial Services and Superannuation.
Business Leaders Luncheon with guest speaker Mohan Jesudason
Posted on: 15 Apr, 2013
On 15 April we held another successful networking event as part of our ongoing series of Business Leaders Luncheons with guest speaker Mohan Jesudason, former Managing Director Gaming and Group Marketing at Tabcorp Holdings
Steve Carey addresses Cornwall Stodart's first Business Leaders Luncheon for 2013
Posted on: 27 Feb, 2013
Today, Cornwall Stodart re-launched its successful series of monthly Business Leaders Luncheons introduced last year, with its first of the series for 2013. The lunch featured a keynote address by Steve Carey, Senior News Executive of the Seven Network, who was joined by 21 other senior business representatives from a range of corporate and government sectors.
Lesley Naik has article published in the Journal of Law and Medicine
Posted on: 30 Jan, 2013
We are delighted to announce that Cornwall Stodart Trainee Lesley Naik has authored an article that has been published in the latest edition of the Journal of Law and Medicine (December 2012, 20 JLM 453).
InFocus article on Melissa Falcone
Posted on: 12 Dec, 2012
We are delighted to announce that Melissa Falcone, Cornwall Stodart's Director of People, was the subject of a recent InFocus article. InFocus is an HR magazine with a wide readership.
Kirk Edwards addresses Cornwall Stodart's final Business Leaders Luncheon for 2012
Posted on: 5 Dec, 2012
On 4 December, Cornwall Stodart concluded for the year its series of monthly Business Leader Luncheons. The lunch featured a keynote address by Mr Kirk Edwards, CEO of Village Cinemas Australia, who was joined by other senior business representatives from the retail, construction, recruitment and other corporate sectors.
Tanya Nguyen, Appointment to Executive Committee of Victorian Women Lawyers Association
Posted on: 5 Dec, 2012
Cornwall Stodart would like to congratulate Tanya Nguyen, a Lawyer at our firm, on her recent election to the Executive Committee of the Victorian Women Lawyers Association.
YBP Celebrates End of Year Gagnam Style
Posted on: 4 Dec, 2012
On 29 November, Cornwall Stodart held its Young Business People (YBP) End of Year Celebration, 'CORNY 2012' at Charlton's Karaoke Bar.
Lachlan Currie, Appointment to Courts Practice Committee
Posted on: 23 Nov, 2012
Cornwall Stodart would like to congratulate Lachlan Currie, a Lawyer at our firm, on his recent election to the Courts Practice Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria (Committee). The appointment was voted on 2 November 2012.
Cornwall Stodart runs for fun
Posted on: 13 Nov, 2012
Last night, Cornwall Stodart staff took part in the annual LIV Fun Run.
Rena Solomonidis re-appointed as Co-Chair of the LIV Editorial Committee & co-authors article published in Young Lawyers Journal
Posted on: 9 Nov, 2012
In her role as Co-chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s (LIV) Young Lawyers Section Editorial Committee (Committee), Rena Solomonidis, a Lawyer at our firm, has recently co-authored another article that has been published in the Young Lawyers Journal (YLJ).
Dean Katz appointed Co-chair of YBP
Posted on: 1 Nov, 2012
Congratulations to Dean Katz, Senior Associate, who has been appointed as the new Co-chair of Cornwall Stodart’s Young Business People (YBP) program. Dean joins Jarrod Munro in this role and they are set to take YBP to a whole new level!
Lesley Naik has article published in the Alternative Law Journal
Posted on: 9 Oct, 2012
We are delighted to announce that Cornwall Stodart Trainee Lesley Naik has authored an article that has been published in the latest edition of the Alternative Law Journal.
Cornwall Stodart Annual Dinner 2012
Posted on: 6 Sep, 2012
On Wednesday 5 September, more than 200 key clients and stakeholders joined Cornwall Stodart partners and staff for our 2012 Annual Dinner.
Tanya Nguyen appointed to Business Law Committee
Posted on: 16 Jul, 2012
Cornwall Stodart would like to congratulate Tanya Nguyen, a Lawyer at our firm, on her recent election to the Business Law Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Dean Katz promoted to Senior Associate
Posted on: 29 Jun, 2012
Cornwall Stodart is delighted to announce that the partnership has promoted Antony Chung and Dean Katz to Senior Associate, effective 1 July 2012.
Lesley Naik awarded Supreme Court Prize
Posted on: 25 Jun, 2012
We are delighted to announce that Cornwall Stodart Trainee Lesley Naik has been awarded the Supreme Court Prize for the top law student at La Trobe University.
Women's Achievement Awards
Posted on: 31 May, 2012
On 30 May, one of our clients, Dominique Saunders (General Counsel of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) won the award for excellence in the in-house/government category at the biannual Victorian Women Lawyers and Women’s Barrister Association Women’s Achievement Awards.
Cornwall Stodart Partner Leneen Forde quoted in madison magazine
Posted on: 23 Apr, 2012
Partner Leneen Forde was quoted in the April edition of madison magazine, in an article entitled ‘Will you regret it?’.
Moroccan Ambassador addresses Jewish Forum at Cornwall Stodart
Posted on: 2 Apr, 2012
On Friday 30 March, Cornwall Stodart was honoured to host a lunch with His Excellency Mohamed Mael-Ainin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Australia.
Keeping the Easter Eggs in the 'Family'
Posted on: 29 Mar, 2012
Cornwall Stodart is proudly sponsoring this year’s Peninsula Family Easter Picnic.
Peter Watson addresses Cornwall Stodart's Business Leaders Luncheon
Posted on: 22 Mar, 2012
On Wednesday 21 March, Cornwall Stodart continued its series of monthly Business Leader Luncheons hosted by the firm in its boardroom. The lunch featured a keynote address by Mr Peter Watson, Chairman of the Victoria Regional Rail Link Authority, who was joined by 20 other senior business representatives from the government and corporate sectors.
Cornwall Stodart and Peter McMullin host lunch for East Timor's Prime Minister
Posted on: 22 Feb, 2012
On 22 February, Cornwall Stodart hosted and sponsored a lunch with the East Timor Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, and 20 other VIPs in our boardroom.
Cornwall Stodart helps change the face of men's health
Posted on: 1 Dec, 2011
Cornwall Stodart's the Hairy Corn raises more than $6,000 for the Movember cause.
Cornwall Stodart invited to update LexisNexis text
Posted on: 24 Nov, 2011
Cornwall Stodart has recently become responsible for reviewing and updating the LexisNexis Australian Corporation Law – Principles & Practice (External Administration) loose-leaf volume on a quarterly basis.
Rena Solomonidis, Election as Co-chair of LIV Committee
Posted on: 18 Nov, 2011
Cornwall Stodart would like to congratulate Rena Solomonidis, a Lawyer at our firm, on her recent election as Co-chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Young Lawyers Section Editorial Committee.
Cornwall Stodart runs for fun
Posted on: 8 Nov, 2011
Yesterday, 7 November 2011, over 25 Cornwall Stodart runners and walkers took part in the annual LIV Fun Run.
Cornwall Stodart hosts exclusive Halloween Spook Party
Posted on: 28 Oct, 2011
On Thursday 27 October 2011, Cornwall Stodart hosted an exlusive Halloween Spook Party. Over 700 friends and families of clients and staff of Cornwall Stodart attended this unique themed event, held at the Docklands.
David Moore appointed to INTA committee
Posted on: 29 Sep, 2011
Cornwall Stodart is delighted to announce that David Moore has been appointed to the East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee of the Famous & Well-Known Marks Committee.
Cornwall Stodart Annual Dinner Raises $40,000 for Mercy Health Foundation
Posted on: 9 Sep, 2011
On Thursday 8 September 2011, more than 200 key clients and stakeholders joined Cornwall Stodart partners and staff for our 2011 Annual Dinner.
Cornwall Stodart - Recent Admissions
Posted on: 24 Aug, 2011
Cornwall Stodart is delighted to announce the recent admissions of Matthew Southwell, Sally Bast and Jane Bion.
Cornwall Stodart Official Legal Partner of MIFF
Posted on: 20 Jul, 2011
We are pleased to announce that Cornwall Stodart is sponsoring the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) for the second year running. The festival’s operators have also appointed us as their official legal partner.
Michael Kohn promoted to Partner
Posted on: 1 Jul, 2011
We are delighted to announce that Michael Kohn has been promoted to a Partner of Cornwall Stodart.
Cornwall Stodart Competes in Million Dollar Memo Competition
Posted on: 27 May, 2011
Cornwall Stodart has submitted a video entry to Tourism Queensland's Million Dollar Memo competition. Aiming for the $1 million prize, the video demonstrates why Cornwall Stodart is a great place to work and why Queensland is the ultimate reward destination.
Courting disaster and how to avoid it
Posted on: 29 Apr, 2011
Some easy tips to help young lawyers turn a court appearance from fearsome to exhilarating.
Cornwall Stodart - Recent admissions
Posted on: 28 Apr, 2011
Cornwall Stodart is delighted to announce the recent admissions of Vanessa Hardley, Tanya Nguyen, Jane O’Brien and Alexandra Doig.
Gino Potenza appointed to LIV Commercial Litigation Law Advisory Committee
Posted on: 29 Mar, 2011
Cornwall Stodart would like to congratulate Gino Potenza, Partner, on his appointment as a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s (LIV) Commercial Litigation Law Advisory Committee for Commercial Litigation Specialists (Committee).
Melissa Falcone returns to Cornwall Stodart
Posted on: 7 Mar, 2011
We are delighted to announce that Melissa Falcone has returned to us this week as a Senior Associate in our Corporate & Commercial group, and as the Head of our Retail team.
Gideon Meltzer and David Moore join Cornwall Stodart
Posted on: 21 Feb, 2011
This month David Moore and Gideon Meltzer joined our firm.
Cornwall Stodart named as Construction Law Firm of the Year 2010 by Corporate INTL
Posted on: 28 Jan, 2011
We are delighted to announce that Cornwall Stodart has won the Corporate INTL Magazine 2010 Legal Award for Construction Law Firm of the Year in Australia.
Peter McMullin elected President of VECCI
Posted on: 1 Dec, 2010
We would like to congratulate Peter McMullin, a Consultant of our firm, on his election as the new President of the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI).
2010 Annual Cornwall Stodart Carnival
Posted on: 15 Nov, 2010
Our fourth annual Carnival Day was held yesterday at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Once again, Cornwall Stodart staff, clients and their families celebrated another fantastic year and enjoyed entertainment for both children and adults, including live music, a children’s stage show, roving entertainers, activities, exhibitions and much more.
Cornwall Stodart YBP Breakfast Seminar: Social Media – Essential Business Development Tools
Posted on: 8 Oct, 2010
On Thursday 7 October we held a breakfast seminar on social media for our YBP program.
Gardens House Dinner
Posted on: 10 Sep, 2010
In conjunction with McLeod Rail, on Thursday 9 September 2010 Cornwall Stodart hosted a dinner for our infrastructure clients. Our guest speakers were Tony Arnel and Merv Hughes. We all had a fantastic night.
Our firm and our people named among the nation's best
Posted on: 3 Sep, 2010
Articles appearing in The Australian, today 3 September 2010, name Cornwall Stodart and four of our lawyers as among the nation's best.
Golden Gavel Competition - Yvette Zegenhagen
Posted on: 19 Aug, 2010
Last night, Yvette Zegenhagen competed in the Golden Gavel Competition run by the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Law Institute of Victoria. Yvette was provided with her topic – ‘What not to wear on casual Friday’ – and had just 24 hours to prepare her presentation.
Posted on: 31 Jul, 2010
It has been another busy year so far at Cornwall Stodart and we have much news to share with you.
This is the first issue of our "new look" Reflections, which we have developed along with our re-branding initiative and new website. We hope you find the changes useful.
Cornwall Stodart Award - BRW's 50 Best Places to Work 2010
Posted on: 24 Jun, 2010
We are proud to announce that Cornwall Stodart has once again been named as one of BRW’s 50 Best Places to Work. This year we achieved a ranking of 34, an improvement on last year’s result.
Cornwall Stodart Annual Dinner 2010
Posted on: 28 May, 2010
Last night we held our sixth Cornwall Stodart Annual Dinner. The night was a huge success, with 150 Cornwall Stodart staff and clients joining us for a three course meal and charity auction at the Port Melbourne Yacht Club.
Cornwall Stodart's New Website and Re-branding Initiative
Posted on: 1 Mar, 2010
We are pleased to announce the launch of our re-branding initiative and new website, operational from 1 March 2010. These measures have been designed to encapsulate our focus on Enhancing Success, which has been developed to steer the growth of Our Firm, Our Clients, Our People and Our Community.
Lunch with the Honourable Tim Pallas MP
Posted on: 8 Oct, 2009
Cornwall Stodart today hosted a lunch for the Minister for Roads and Ports, the Honourable Tim Pallas MP. Minister Pallas presented to our Transport & Logistics team, as well as a number of our clients in the industry. His central theme was the Government’s Victoria Transport Plan.
Super and 'Ordinary Time Earnings'
Posted on: 1 Jun, 2009
In November 2008, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) issued a Draft Ruling that proposed to change the well-established and accepted definition of ‘ordinary time earnings’ (OTE) on which compulsory employer superannuation contributions must be paid to include any earnings paid for ‘regular, usual, customary or normal’ working hours.
BRW's Best 50 Companies to Work For 2009
Posted on: 30 Apr, 2009
We are proud to announce that Cornwall Stodart achieved 36th place in BRW’s Best 50 Companies to Work For 2009. The list is based on the results of the Great Place to Work Institute’s (Institute) survey, which included employee and management questionnaires.
Cornwall Stodart Annual Dinner helps Bush Fire Appeal
Posted on: 13 Feb, 2009
Last night, more than 200 key clients and stakeholders joined Cornwall Stodart partners and staff for our Annual Dinner. The night was a great success. We raised more than $30,000 on behalf of Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services. Michael Yore of Good Shepherd, however, redirected the funds to The Red Cross for the Black Saturday Bushfire Appeal.
John Date reaches 50 years' service with Cornwall Stodart
Posted on: 4 Feb, 2009
We would like to congratulate John Date on reaching 50 years’ service with the firm. A fantastic achievement!