News: Kingston Reid Partner Promotions July 2024

From July 1 Kingston Reid, not yet 5 years old, will further consolidate its position as Australia’s largest specialist workplace law firm with the elevation of three Special Counsel to Partnership, bringing the firm’s National Partnership to 16. Managing Partner Alice DeBoos said it “is an exciting time, as we continue to expand and build for the future”.

Indicative of the firm’s national footprint, Brad Popple, Emily Baxter and James Parkinson hail from different offices (Melbourne, Sydney and Perth respectively), and are each “fabulous embodiments of the Kingston Reid way…… completely dedicated to the firm, our team and our clients” said DeBoos, adding that “these three will greatly enrich our partnership and our firm into the future”.

Brad, Emily, and James support their clients across workplace relations and employment matters, in both advice and litigation. But where similarities in their expertise may exist, each brings their own character to the practice of law and the expression of Kingston Reid’s values.

“It’s a really interesting time in employment and industrial relations law, and I’m proud to be able to help our clients stay at the cutting edge of navigating the challenges” shared Brad Popple. “Kingston Reid is unique in having a large national team of lawyers who are so intensely curious and passionate about what we do, and I’m looking forward to contributing as a Partner” Popple says.

“I am delighted to be joining the ranks of such frank, fearless, and fantastic Partners at Kingston Reid who are experts in their field and whose focus is on delighting and achieving the best outcomes for clients” Emily Baxter explains. “I enjoy my work as a lawyer and am passionate about solving problems and resolving legal issues. The dynamic and fast-paced nature of employment and industrial law in Australia makes for an exciting and challenging opportunity and I am looking forward to navigating the complexities and delivering innovative solutions for clients as a Partner at Kingston Reid”.

“With a significant amount of recent change and more on the horizon, workplace relations is at an intriguing crossroads” says James Parkinson. “I am honoured to join Kingston Reid as a Partner and continue walking in our clients’ shoes, alongside some of the most talented and professional legal practitioners in this space” Parkinson shared.

In addition to the newly minted Partners, three more lawyers have been promoted to Senior Associate, further demonstrating the firm’s commitment to developing legal talent and rewarding individual effort. Marcus Topp, Kat Weston and David Perrozzi (Melbourne, Sydney and Perth respectively) “demonstrate our core values through their approach to work, client service and their loyalty to firm and their colleagues” said DeBoos. “Kingston Reid’s collective success has enabled growth to the extent that we can promote six individuals this year, and I’m exceptionally proud of that fact”.