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Quarterly update

What have we been up to?

Work highlight examples


Advising the Optimus Group on the acquisition of Autocare Transport group. Check out the article in the Australian Financial Review and Go Auto. The deal completes in April.


Advised global technology company on sporting icon ambassador contract and brand campaign.


Advising an Australian global brand on a potential product contamination recall.


Successfully acting for a property developer and owner in the County Court in a protracted dispute. After a 3-week trial, our clients were wholly successful and obtained indemnity costs orders.

Out and about

On 29 February, we held our second Women’s Networking Lunch. Nicole Wilson hosted the event where speaker Mikaela Stafrace, CEO of WomenCAN Australia, shared her career story. WomenCAN provides women with training, jobs and a unique programme of career support, to enable them to engage in the workforce confidently and for the long-term.

Andrew Thompson was profiled in Australasian Lawyer, sharing his thoughts on how the profession needs to improve and what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a lawyer (clue: it involves wine!).

Andrew Maher presented at the Australian Data and Insights Association 2024 Leaders Forum and met Angelene Falk, the Australian Information Commissioner.
We launched CIE Counsel, our service that eases the burden of business-as-usual work for busy organisations. CIE Counsel provides access to our wide range of skills, from contract review, to marketing, franchising, employment and OHS, for a single monthly fee. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Coming up

August 2024

Our next Women’s Networking Lunch will be in August, around Southbank. We had a fabulous response to the last lunch, so expect places to be limited when we host again. If you’d like to express an interest in attending in August, please email Carmen.

People news

Jennifer Espie

Jennifer Espie joined us in April to work within Andrew Maher’s employment team. With over 5 years prior experience at a commercial law firm, her passion for employment law and critical eye are a real asset to the team.

Dylan Olley
Dylan Olley joined in March as a Graduate Lawyer. Dylan has been working for CIE Legal as a Consumer Advocate at Stellantis while he completed his Practical Legal Training, and we’re delighted he’s accepted a permanent position with us.

Ines Balint (Senior Associate in our employment team) welcomed Aleksander to the world on 27 March, little brother to Alina. Congratulations to Ines and the whole family!

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