Fostering the next generation of leaders - Hicksons promotes 6 to senior positions

Leading commercial law firm Hicksons has promoted six lawyers to senior positions across Newcastle and Sydney, including one to partnership.

Hicksons is committed to fostering the next generation of leaders, investing in the on-going development of its people. With a strong focus on its values-led, collaborative culture, the firm empowers its people to reach their potential and flourish in their roles.
Hicksons is dedicated to nurturing its people from within the firm, promoting them on merit from entry level positions through to partnership. In the latest round of promotions, this includes new partner, Casey Bray, based in Newcastle. Commencing her legal career at Hicksons in 2011 as a paralegal, Casey has been promoted through the firm and has now joined the partnership. Casey is one of 10 partners (out of 26) who started their legal career at Hicksons within 3.5 years of being admitted, truly highlighting the firm’s focus on career development.
Hicksons’ promotions are effective as of 1 July 2021.


  • Casey Bray – Workers Compensation (Newcastle)

Senior Associate:

  • Roxanna Lam – Corporate & Commercial (Sydney)


  • Tayla Cunning – Workers Compensation (Newcastle)
  • Steven Diakiw – Workers Compensation (Newcastle)
  • Stephanie Liu – Corporate & Commercial (Sydney)
  • Cate Young – Commercial Dispute Resolution (Sydney)

Stewart Cameron, Managing Partner at Hicksons, shared “On behalf of Hicksons, I would like to welcome these people to their new roles. Their senior promotions are well deserved and represent a dedication to clients, strong leadership and exceptional specialist expertise.”

These 2021 promotions further support the recent appointments of Roslyn Pavey, Special Counsel, and Laura Risti, Senior Associate, in Newcastle and Laura D’Alessandri, Special Counsel, and John Turner, Special Counsel, in Sydney. These appointments demonstrate the firm’s strong position coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic and its commitment to continued growth.

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