Karen Browne

19 March 2014 — Public sector legal expert Karen Browne has been appointed to law firm HopgoodGanim’s Perth office as special counsel.

“This is a great milestone for HopgoodGanim and our practice in Perth,” said head of the firm’s planning and environment practice David Nicholls. “We have been working hard with both existing and new planning and development clients in Western Australian and are excited to be welcoming someone of such high calibre, well known to the local market, and who can help accelerate the growth of our practice there.”

Ms Browne will be based in HopgoodGanim’s new Allendale Square office and specialises in public sector work, with particular expertise in local government planning and a wide array of experience across commercial litigation, planning, environment and property matters.

Managing partner Bruce Humphrys says the appointment of a senior leader to the planning and environment team in Western Australia indicated the firm’s ongoing growth in response to client demand in that State.