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New partner appointment strengthens HDY Canberra office

Leading Australian law firm Henry Davis York continues to build on the experience and expertise available to clients from its Canberra Office with the appointment of property and construction specialist Ben Fuller as partner.

Ben, who joins from the largest independent law firm in Canberra, Meyer Vandenberg, will add important depth and capacity to HDY's property and construction team nationally, while also building on his impressive track record of local and international property and construction matters.

While Ben's appointment is a significant one for the firm, in recent months the firm has continued to build on the strength and expertise available to clients from its Canberra Office having made other key appointments of high calibre legal talent. Ben will join a growing team which also features recent hires: Special Counsel Angie Freeman, Senior Associates Rachel Bannikoff and Chris Headon, and lawyer Jacob Mugavin.

According to HDY Managing Partner Michael Greene the search for great legal talent to continue to build the Canberra Office is ongoing and the firm is actively pursuing partners and lawyers who will bring further strength and expertise, particularly in the areas of public law, property, workplace relations, and litigation.

"Continuing to build our presence in Canberra is a priority for the firm and will allow us to better serve both our Commonwealth Government clients and those in the private sector," Michael said.

"Adding a new partner to our Canberra Office, and to our Projects team overall, is an exciting development as we continue to take important strides in our firm's growth strategy." Ben will support HDY's Head of Canberra Office Debra Tippett and Graham Read – who together lead the firm's Government sector focus – as they continue to build on the already strong base of Commonwealth Government clients. He will also provide his property and construction expertise to a range of private sector clients.

"I am delighted to join a firm with such a strong brand, recognised for its expertise and dedication to delivering the highest quality client service," Ben said.

"The firm and I share a strong commonality of purpose in always striving to deliver the best commercial outcomes for our clients," he said. Ben has recently undertaken significant work on major projects with Canberra's leading universities, private sector developers, and a number of Commonwealth Government clients.

In another development for HDY's Canberra Office, its premises at 9 Sydney Avenue in Barton have also undergone a refit to create a modern and collaborative workspace for the benefit of both HDY staff and clients.