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NewsSLF Lawyers NewsPromotion of Amanda McDermott to Associate

22 November 2021

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda McDermott from Lawyer to Associate at SLF Lawyers.   In what has been a challenging 18 months for most professionals in the industry, Amanda has excelled in all aspects of role as a Lawyer, developing key problem solving, decision making and critical legal and reasoning skills required of an Associate position.

Amanda has continued to demonstrate excellent communication skills with both her clients and colleagues acting in a range of complex commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on shareholder actions and corporate disputes.  She understands that successful litigation requires skilful judgment and an appreciation of her clients’ business objectives.  Amanda has worked closely with clients providing front end commercial structuring advice and it is no surprise that she has demonstrated her talent for business development and marketing across a range of industries.

Amanda spends a great deal of her time mentoring junior lawyers and staff members showing both leadership and empathy which his highly valued in her team.

We look forward to watching Amanda grow as a practitioner and leader and SLF Lawyers and wish her the very best of luck as a finalist in the category of Rising Star of the Year (Private Practice) for the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards being held on 2 December 2021 in Sydney.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Litigation;
  • Corporate Law;
  • Commercial advice and structuring; and
  • Building & Construction.

Some of Amanda’s notable achievements include:

  • Finalist, Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, Rising Start of the Year 2021
  • Supreme Court Prize – awarded by the Honourable Chief Justice of The Supreme Court Anne Ferguson – April 2018
  • University Medal of Academic Excellence: (2017)
  • Legal Services Department and Victoria University Internship Program Award for Outstanding Student 2016 (Sponsored by Victoria Police)
  • Dr Jim Rangelov Memorial Award for Outstanding Student 2015 in Advocacy and Communication
  • Booth Medal for Most Outstanding First Year Student, Bachelor of Laws 2015 (Dux)
  • College of Law and Justice Award for Outstanding Student, Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) 2015