Minter Ellison has gone on a hiring spree, recruiting to both its Perth and Adelaide offices.
Insolvency practitioners Ray Mansueto, Mark Montes and Natasha Riach have moved to the firm's Adelaide office from Australian rival Piper Alderman. Mansueto joins as a partner and will lead the office's insolvency group. The intellectual property (IP) and technology practice in Perth has also received a boost with the appointment of new head Janice Denoncourt. Despite taking the reins of the IP group, Denoncourt will join as a senior associate. She joins the firm from mining and technology services contractor Brandrill. Adelaide managing partner Nigel McBride said: "There's a limited future, if any, for law firms that cannot demonstrate impressive strength in all key areas of practice." He added that a competitive local market and economic indicators had driven the decision to expand the insolvency practice in particular.