Today in Melbourne we’re excited and proud to welcome the newest member of our team – Bonnie Phillips. Bonnie comes to us with a wealth of experience in family law, and we’re all really looking forward to getting to know her better over the coming weeks and months. We know she’s going to be a great addition to our team.

As we’ve been readying the office for Bonnie’s arrival I’ve been reflecting on the growth of the Melbourne office over the past 18 months. It’s been quite a journey for me both professionally and personally since we opened our doors in Melbourne about two years ago.

Elisa Turco joined us in July last year, and our biggest expansion to date came in February this year when Daniel, Leila and Briellen all joined the team within days of one another. With each new addition we’ve experienced the usual growth in a practical sense – with more people come more clients, more work and more noise! – but also (and significantly) I get a sense that we’re growing in more non-tangible ways too and I feel heightened levels of energy and excitement about what we’re doing here in Melbourne – promoting collaboration, minimising our use of paper and our impact on the environment, doing things differently and better by tailoring solutions for our client (including how they’re charged) based on what they actually require rather than what the text book says.

So, welcome Bonnie. We couldn’t be more pleased to have you on board. Here’s to hoping that there’s more growth ahead.