Clients, friends and supporters of Thynne + Macartney joined partners, lawyers and staff to celebrate this significant milestone.
On a balmy Queensland evening, Thynne + Macartney’s partners, lawyers and staff welcomed friends of the firm to the iconic Fortitude Music Hall, which proved to be the perfect venue for what was to come.
Chairman of Partners Marc Maskell welcomed everyone to the event. After thanking and introducing the Great Queenslanders who were able to join us, Marc shared some highlights from the firm’s recent history, the vision for the firm’s future and our excitement about the opportunities ahead for Queenslanders.
Launched at the event was an updated history of the firm, “Thynne + Macartney – The First 130 Years.” Written by historian Carmel Carrick, the story of Brisbane’s oldest law firm is intertwined with historical events in Brisbane and Queensland. The history is based on interviews with past and present partners and staff, as well as significant research into the early days of the firm.
Special thanks was given to The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO KC who wrote the inspiring foreword to the book and The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC who shared documents and articles from her father’s time as a partner at the firm.
The highlight of the evening was Great Queenslander Astrid Jorgensen OAM and Dana Gehrman leading a Pub Choir rendition of a Great Queensland anthem.
After 4 weeks of voting by guests, Powderfinger’s “These Days” was selected as the most popular Queensland anthem for the evening, just ahead of “Sounds of Then” by Gang Gajang and The GoBetween’s “Cattle and Cane”.
As Thynne + Macartney looks to the future, our people will continue their commitment to communities across Queensland, and build longstanding relationships with amazing clients who are investing across the State and creating the future for Queenslanders.