Leading commercial law firm Hicksons demonstrates continued growth with the appointment of two special counsels and one senior associate.
Hicksons has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic in a strong position, committed to growing its key sectors and enhancing its client serviceability in line with its 2025 Strategic Vision.
The firm welcomes Roslyn Pavey
, Special Counsel, and Laura Risti
, Senior Associate, in Newcastle and Laura D’Alessandri
, Special Counsel, in Sydney.
Laura D’Alessandri is a specialist Compulsory Third Party (CTP) practitioner and will be critical in strengthening and expanding Hicksons’ CTP practice. Laura has more than 15 years’ experience acting for insurers in CTP, workers compensation, motor vehicle recoveries, property damage recoveries and public liability claims.
Roslyn Pavey will enhance the firm’s regional presence in Newcastle with her specialist expertise in succession law. She brings extensive experience across a wide range of matters including wills, testamentary trusts, trusts, superannuation, powers of attorney, enduring guardianships and deceased estates.
As a specialist in statutory claims and also based in Newcastle, Laura Risti will complement the highly regarded Workers Compensation practice at Hicksons. Laura has broad experience in work injury damages claims, complex litigated matters and non-litigated matters, and has a unique background in the disabilities and mental health sector.
These appointments follow the recent hire of Special Counsel, John Turner
, in the Workers Compensation practice. Joining the firm in April, John has 25 years’ specialist workers compensation experience, advising insurers, scheme agents and employers regarding statutory and common law claims.
Stewart Cameron, Managing Partner of Hicksons, shared, “These appointments support the significant growth of our firm coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. The extensive experience of Roslyn Pavey will build upon our regional presence in Newcastle and further enhance our client offering in Wills, Estates and Succession Planning.
The specialist expertise of Laura D’Alessandri will strengthen and expand our CTP practice, while Laura Risti’s broad experience will further enhance our highly regarded Workers Compensation practice, following the firm’s reappointment to the icare personal injury panel earlier this year.”