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Duncan Basheer Hannon

- 10 Jul 2015

DBH congratulates its rising stars

Duncan Basheer Hannon has continued its long and proud tradition of fostering and supporting young legal talent with five key promotions.

The appointments boost the firm’s already strong presence in Personal Injury and Commercial Law and coincide with its expansion into the Northern suburbs with new offices in Salisbury and Elizabeth.

Amy Nikolovski joins the senior ranks as Salaried Partner and is already a familiar face in most legal circles not only through her previous work as advocate for the Australian Workers’ Union but also her long list of co-curricular activities.

As well as being a Councillor on the Law Society of SA, Amy is an active participant in both the Women Lawyers’ Association of SA and the Society of Labour Lawyers.

“I have really enjoyed my time at DBH and the partners have been extremely supportive of me especially with my numerous Law Society commitments. I’m very grateful.”

Jace Arezina becomes a Senior Associate in the Personal Injury team after some outstanding work in this area which has seen him build up real expertise in the key areas of workers’ compensation and motor vehicle accidents.

James Gallagher, who has also become a Senior Associate, is in his fifth year at DBH and over that time, has become a highly valued member of the firm’s Commercial Law team, with a special interest in corporate governance.

James was a key player in the legal and commercial negotiations for the redeveloped Adelaide Oval and not surprisingly, with a strong Norwood football pedigree, has developed expertise in the sporting law sector.

Katie Herzberg’s pathway to Associate has been a little unusual. Katie began her career at DBH as a senior legal assistant but showed such early flair that she soon ended up working in a support role to Managing Partner, Peter Humphries whose vast experience in class actions is almost legendary.

Under Peter’s mentoring and guidance, Katie completed a Law Degree and has retained a key focus on class actions and their many complexities.

Alex Penner, who has been promoted to Associate, is one of the firm’s younger stars and has been quick to impress at DBH. Admitted to the Bar in 2011, Alex previously spent time as an associate to Chief Justice Chris Kourakis. Alex now works in the DBH Commercial Law team.