Thynne + Macartney increases its rankings in Best Lawyers Australia 2021 edition

Thynne + Macartney’s lawyers rank in 2021 edition Best Lawyers Australia.

Sixteen of Thynne + Macartney’s lawyers are recognised as top legal talent in Australia across nineteen practice areas in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers Australia.

This year on year increase in the number of lawyers recognised for their expertise, as well as the number of practice areas ranked, has demonstrated that Thynne + Macartney is a firm that continues to adapt, evolve and lead in the Queensland market.

Thynne + Macartney is a law firm with a proud 127 year history but we are firmly focused on the future,” says Chairman of Partners Peter Jolly, “It is an honour to receive this recognition for our partners and lawyers but our focus is always on our clients and helping them succeed and grow. This is particularly important in the current challenging times and we are continuing to support clients by providing the legal expertise and support they need, while also helping others in our community.

Best Lawyers Australia now recognises 71% of Thynne + Macartney’s partners as leaders in their areas, including all six Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialists.

Congratulations to Michael Fisher who is Australia’s Lawyer of the Year for Shipping & Maritime Law.

Congratulations also to all sixteen of our partners and lawyers recognised, including those ranking for the first time in a specific practice area:

  • Aaron Webb for Leasing Law
  • Ari McCamley for Agriculture and Rural Affairs,
  • Margaret McNamara for Wealth management / Succession Planning Practice

The 2021 edition marks the 10-year anniversary for Michael Fisher and 5-year anniversary for Tim Quirk and Aaron Webb since each lawyer was first recognised by Best Lawyers Australia.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers Australia is based entirely on peer-review which is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Pictured below, in March and prior to social distancing, Thynne + Macartney lawyers recognised in Best Lawyers’ 2021 edition.

Lawyers recognised for 2021 edition of Best Lawyers

Top row (left to right): 

  • Sue Maxwell for Commercial Law.
  • Matthew Hockaday for Insurance Law, Shipping & Maritime Law, Transportation Law.
  • Aaron Webb for Leasing Law and Real Property Law.
  • Michael Fisher for Insurance Law, Shipping & Maritime Law (Lawyer of the Year) and Transportation Law.
  • Nichola Di Muzio for Family Law and Family Law Mediation.
  • John Moore for Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Litigation.
  • Tim Quirk for Land Use & Zoning Law and Planning & Environmental Law.
  • Peter Kenny for Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
  • Cameron Solley for Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Litigation.
  • Karen Gaston for Trusts and Estates and Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice.

Bottom row (left to right):

  • Ashleigh Poole for Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice.
  • Peter Jolly for Commercial Law and Corporate Law.
  • Margaret McNamara for Trusts and Estates and Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice.
  • Marc Maskell for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation.

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About Thynne + Macartney

For 127 years Thynne + Macartney has been helping people and business in Queensland to build and grow, as well as navigate the challenges and issues that sometimes come up. A commercially focused law firm, we have strong boutique practices in Agribusiness, Maritime & Transport, Property and Insurance.

We are a proud Queensland focused law firm with offices in Brisbane and Cairns and our commitment to regional Queensland is a substantial contribution to our firm’s success.

Thynne + Macartney has survived World Wars, Great Depressions, Spanish and other flus, recessions and financial crises. This too will pass and our firm will thrive as we always have – by prioritising our clients, offering support through the challenges ahead and working together to find the best possible outcomes and solutions.

Proud of our history, excited by our future.

Thynne + Macartney, we’re with you.

This information is intended to provide a general summary only and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal advice.

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