Hamilton Locke announces new Melbourne office, funds management and property partner hires

Hamilton Locke is delighted to announce the opening of their new Melbourne office.

Launching the Melbourne office are partners Brendan Ivers and Marcus Cutchey, who also bring with them with their team of 7 lawyers and support staff. Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, the team worked in the Melbourne arm of funds management and real estate firm, McMahon Clarke.

The key practice areas for the Melbourne office will be funds management and property, with Brendan independently recognised as a leading lawyer in the field of investment funds, acting for fund managers in a wide range of commercial transactions. Marcus has extensive experience in property acquisitions and disposals, commercial, retail and industrial leasing, and property development, for institutional clients, in both Australia and the UK.

The addition of the Melbourne team brings the Hamilton Locke’s total partner count to 11, and 40 lawyers and staff nationwide, after exciting growth and a number of key hires in recent months.

Hamilton Locke’s Managing Partner, Nick Humphrey, said “We’re delighted to launch our Melbourne office, and to welcome Brendan and Marcus to the firm. The Melbourne team aligns with our strategic plan to broaden our service offering, and is an exciting step in further establishing Hamilton Locke as a premier law firm”.

On their decision to join Hamilton Locke, Brendan Ivers, said “We are excited to join a firm with deep corporate finance expertise, cutting edge technology and vibrant collaborative culture.”

About Hamilton Locke

Hamilton Locke specialises in solving complex client problems and working with clients and advisers to build long-term relationships and value. We are culture-led and have a genuinely unique strategy, putting the personal and professional development of our people at the centre of everything we do. With a clean sheet of paper, we have aligned structure and systems around our strategy. With an outsourced back-office, we provide the team with a collaborative environment and modern and integrated technology, allowing them to focus on client needs without bureaucracy.