Hamilton Locke Acquires Corporate and Commercial Law Firm, Morrissey Law + Advisory

Hamilton Locke is expanding across Australia, with the announcement of the acquisition of Morrissey Law + Advisory (Morrissey). With offices in Newcastle and Sydney, Morrissey specialises in project delivery and advisory across the construction and infrastructure sectors.

Morrissey has expertise in all areas of construction and infrastructure, including major projects, contract drafting and negotiations, project delivery, dispute resolution, security of payment, and general commercial advisory. Morrissey also works closely with businesses across the transport, not-for-profit, financial services, and agribusiness sectors. Morrissey comprises a team of 16, with two directors and 8 lawyers.

The firm will operate as Hamilton Locke from 1 January 2023.

With the acquisition of Morrissey, Hamilton Locke will now operate in Newcastle, whilst continuing to provide services to clients from its Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and newly announced Auckland office, with the establishment of Hamilton Locke New Zealand.

Nick Humphrey, Managing Partner of Hamilton Locke said: “We are delighted for the Morrissey team to join our expanding offering across Australia and New Zealand. Morrissey’s business is strategically aligned with Hamilton Locke, in particular the firm’s focus on innovation and agile delivery models, as well as providing a strong people experience and culture. Morrissey has significant depth and breadth of expertise in the construction and infrastructure sectors, and we are looking forward to bolstering our expertise to further deliver these services to our clients”.

Hamish Geddes, Managing Director of Morrissey said: “Hamilton Locke’s people-led culture and dedication to creating the best possible client experience directly aligns with our team’s values. We are thrilled to join Hamilton Locke and continue to provide our staff with opportunities for growth, as well as exceptional service to our clients with our expanded offering. We look forward to collaborating with our colleagues at Hamilton Locke and maintaining our focus on helping our clients’ businesses grow and thrive”.

Hamilton Locke continues to be recognised as Australia’s fastest growing law firm, with the partnership now totalling 50 partners, including the recent announcement of Hamilton Locke New Zealand. Hamilton Locke is part of professional services firm, HPX Group, providing legal, governance, risk and compliance services. Also part of HPX Group is in-house style essential professional services firm, Source. Providing business-as-usual services across legal, governance, HR, risk and compliance, Source works with clients on an outsourced basis with a fixed amount or retainer-based pricing model. Together, Hamilton Locke and Source are a powerful combination of professional services unlike any other offering in the market.


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