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10 July 2023

PRESS RELEASE: New appointments, new outlook for Bartier Perry

Bartier Perry has made five senior promotions across the firm as it moves into new premises.

Laura Raffaele has been appointed Partner, Environment & Planning, Kate Ralph Special Counsel, Workers Compensation, Andrew Yahl Special Counsel, Workplace Law & Culture, along with Malcolm Griffin and Nina Israil as Senior Associates, Workers Compensation.

“In all we’ve made 13 promotions across the firm with nine of those being female,” said Bartier Perry CEO Riana Steyn.

“A heavy focus within the firm in recent years has been building our pipeline of female talent. In the case of Laura, she began her career with the firm as a paralegal while others promoted have joined Barter Perry later in their careers.

The competition between firms for talented female lawyers remains fierce so we’re delighted that these promotions reflect our investment in this area,” she said.

The promotions come as Bartier Perry enters the next stage of its growth, moving to new offices at ANZ Tower in Castlereagh Street on July 17th.

“The new workspace will allow the firm to best adopt to cater for team and client needs which have shifted significantly since Covid,” said Ms Steyn.

“While we’re looking forward to welcoming clients into our new office, we need to ensure that they have optionality and flexibility as to how matters are best run for them, be it meeting at their offices, online or via a hybrid model.”



  • Laura Raffaele - Environment & Planning

Special Counsel

  • Kate Ralph - Workers Compensation

  • Andrew Yahl - Workplace Law & Culture

Senior Associate

  • Malcolm Griffin - Workers Compensation

  • Nina Israil - Workers Compensation


  • Isabelle Stillman - Dispute Resolution & Advisory

  • Stiphany Mansour - Workers Compensation

  • Sahra Magan - Workers Compensation

  • Tugce Cifci - Private Clients

  • Samantha Pacchiarota - Corporate & Commercial

Other promotions

  • Kasun Bulathsinghala - to IT Manager, Shared Services

  • Dylan Cai - IT Service Desk Supervisor, Shared Services

  • Charlotte Newman-Brind - Office & Administration Team Leader, Shared Services