OSBORN Law has appointed Laura Bennett as its first senior associate.
Ms Bennett joins the Newcastle law firm's leadership team of solicitor directors Tim Osborn, Christie Howson and Marissa Dimarco. She has over 14 years' experience in the legal profession and has been at the Bolton Street firm for more than six years.
Ms Bennett has particular expertise in commercial contract negotiations and drafting and regularly assists clients with supply agreements; commercial and retail leases and licence agreements; shareholder and unit-holder agreements, share transactions and business sale and purchase agreements, and more.
Mr Osborn said Ms Bennett's appointment was a natural next step for the firm.
"It is in recognition of her significant contribution to our team during her time with Osborn Law, as well as her commercial approach to clients, and invaluable mentoring to our younger solicitors," he said.
"Everyone in the team is thrilled for her and we also received so much great feedback from our good clients when we let them know about the appointment recently."
Ms Bennett said she was looking forward to tackling the new role and continuing to work closely with her clients.