Pinsent Masons announces new Head of Melbourne to coincide with new Melbourne premises

28 Mar 2023 | 09:03 am | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced a new Head of Melbourne, Phillipa Beck, which will coincide with a move for the firm’s Melbourne office to new premises in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD at 101 Collins Street in April.

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced a new Head of Melbourne, Phillipa Beck, which will coincide with a move for the firm’s Melbourne office to new premises in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD at 101 Collins Street in April. 

Phillipa is a construction law specialist, dual qualified as a lawyer and civil engineer, advising on project delivery and disputes across the energy and infrastructure sectors in Asia Pacific. She is well regarded by her clients and has been a key leader in the Australian business since she joined the firm in 2020. She heads up the Diversity and Inclusion group for Australia and serves as a mentor for many junior lawyers across the firm. 

Pinsent Masons Australia now has an all-female leadership team across its three offices. Sadie Andrew continues to be the Head of Sydney and Adrienne Parker continues in her capacity as Head of Perth.

Phillipa succeeds Matt Croagh who is stepping away as Head of Melbourne and will continue in his capacity as Head of Australia. 

Pinsent Masons Australia has witnessed phenomenal growth over the past year, hiring over 50 lawyers and business professionals in 2022 which brings the total number of employees in Australia to almost 200. Pinsent Masons continues to specialise in its five key sectors of infrastructure; energy; financial services; real estate and technology, science and industry. 

The growth has facilitated a need to move to new premises so in April the Melbourne office will be located at 101 Collins, a key building in Melbourne’s financial district which is also home to many other major law firms.

The new office has been designed to provide a unique client experience and fosters a collaborative working environment for Pinsent Masons’ people. This includes areas to facilitate ‘deep thinking’, and large ‘project rooms where teams can meet to workshop ideas. The single-floor layout improves connectivity between teams and supports the firm’s approach for promoting hybrid working.

Matt Croagh, Head of Australia, says:

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Phillipa Beck to the Head of Melbourne role. Phillipa has been a key member of the Melbourne office since joining and is a solid mentor and colleague to many people. Alongside this change we are excited to be moving to new premises to provide our employees and clients with a premium workspace."

Phillipa Beck, Head of Melbourne, says:

"I am delighted to take up the role of Head of Melbourne alongside my colleagues and fellow leaders in Sydney and Perth. I look forward to steering the office through the period of growth ahead to best support our clients’ evolving needs."

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