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Hamilton Locke has appointed food and agribusiness partner Trent Thorne, joining our Brisbane office. This is a significant step in the firm’s expansion, following the recent launch of our Perth office.
Trent joins from McCullough Robertson and brings over 20 years of experience acting for clients across a range of industries including, food and agribusiness, regional and real estate. He has substantive experience advising on a variety of commercial matters including complex commercial disputes, financial, corporate and regulatory matters, negotiations, alternative dispute resolution and major pastoral property transactions.
He is known for his commitment to the agricultural sector and extensive skills in alternative dispute resolution and has acted for major agribusiness entities, large property developers, multinational resource companies, major Government Owned Corporations and large corporate entities. Trent’s experience also includes seeking urgent interlocutory injunctions, defending and prosecuting class actions and resolving licensing and regulatory disputes.
Nick Humphrey, Managing Partner of Hamilton Locke, said, “We are pleased to build on our existing capabilities with the addition of Trent to our litigation and dispute resolution team in Brisbane”.
This is an exciting step for the firm following the recent launch of our Perth office, further expanding our service offering across the east and west coast of Australia. Hamilton Locke is part of diversified professional services firm, Halo Group Holdings, sitting alongside several adjacent businesses Emerson CoSec, Source, The Fold Legal, Compliance for Business and MacMillan Trade Marks.