Suzie Leask appointed Office Partner in charge of Hall & Wilcox Newcastle office

Suzie Leask appointed Office Partner in charge of Hall & Wilcox Newcastle office

Hall & Wilcox Newcastle earlier this year announced that Suzie Leask will be their Office Partner in Charge (OPIC).

As OPIC, Suzie will play a key role in supporting the local community and aims to strengthen connections with clients and businesses in the region.

She will lead the Newcastle office through its next stage of growth, including the integration of people and teams within and across offices nationally, to execute the firm’s business strategy and industry focused initiatives.

Suzie takes over as OPIC from Daniel Stoddart, who has been OPIC since the Newcastle office opened in 2015.

She said that it’s a delight to be part of the firm’s continued growth and supporting businesses in the Hunter and nationally.

“It’s a privilege to be entrusted to lead the Newcastle office, which has grown substantially since its merger with Harris Wheeler and subsequent integration of my corporate and commercial team,” Suzie said.

“As the largest Australian full service commercial law firm with an office in the region, I’m looking forward to working with my talented Newcastle partners and colleagues as we continue to grow the office and the firm, while supporting our wonderful clients.

‘The firm is doing fantastic work locally and nationally across key industries, such as ESG, technology, energy and infrastructure, health and community. It’s a very exciting time for our firm and our talented lawyers who are advising businesses on market leading transactions and projects.”

Suzie Leask is a highly regarded specialist in corporate and commercial law and an experienced Director and company secretary.

A proud Novocastrian, she is a trusted advisor to businesses from SMEs to national corporates and global brands, assisting business owners, boards and management with a variety of commercial transactions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance obligations.

With particular expertise in the technology, manufacturing, health and not-for-profit sectors, Suzie is known for her commercial insights into the extensive range of risks and legal issues facing organisations.
Suzie is also co-lead of Hall & Wilcox’s Beyond Compliance board and executive training initiative, aimed at helping the firm’s executive and business owner clients and boards upskill and navigate the complex business regulatory environment.

She is well-known throughout the Hunter region for her board roles and volunteering. She is a director of HunterNet Co-operative, board member and company secretary of the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards, board member of NFP Connect and director of the Australian Camps Association.

IMAGE | Hall & Wilcox Newcastle’s new Office Partner in Charge, Suzie Leask.

Hall & Wilcox

 Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm of over 1000 people, including more than 120 partners, delivering outstanding legal services to corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia.

We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin.

Our purpose is to enable our clients, people and communities to thrive. We are renowned for our Smarter Law approach, in which we look beyond the status quo to think differently and find solutions that are better, faster and cheaper. Hall & Wilcox supports clients to achieve their business objectives and prosper during times of change.

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