Clean sweep for Fenwick Elliott Grace in Doyle’s Guide

The firm has been identified as one of just two First Tier construction law firms in South Australia, gaining a “clean sweep” on front end matters.  The firm guide says:

Amongst the state’s construction practices, two construction specialists lead the charge.  The contrasting styles of Victor Daminato at Crawford Legal and Robert Fenwick Elliott at Fenwick Elliott Grace gained a clean sweep on front end matters while Fenwick Elliott Grace was challenged by a host of stronger local players and specialists on back end matters.  Beyond these two, the state’s larger full service firms all compete with a number of other strong smaller construction focused practices.

The report goes on:

It’s perhaps not surprising that one of the UK’s best construction lawyers’ Antipodean venture has been a success.  In Fenwick Elliott Grace the globally respected Robert Fenwick Elliott, wife Jeanie Elliott and fellow Partner Tom Grace brings together three of the market’s most respected talents.  There’s little doubt about the quality of the firm’s senior practitioners but success in the medium to longer term will rest on the firm’s generation of younger Partners to impress the existing guard’s following.

The full list is as follows:

Leading South Australian Construction Firms

First Tier

Crawford Legal
Fenwick Elliott Grace

Second Tier

Black Cleland
Cosoff Cudmore Knox
Cowell Clarke
FR Law
Johnson Winter & Slattery
Lynch Meyer
Piper Alderman

Third Tier

Fisher Jeffries
Nosworthy Partners
Thomsons Lawyers


DMAW Lawyers
Kelly  & Co
Minter Ellison
Norman Waterhouse

The firm also led the field in the Leading Construction Lawyers section, being the only firm with three partners (Jeanie Elliott, Tom Grace andf Robert Fenwick Elliott) in the relevant leading lawyer section.  The full list is as follows:

Leading SA Construction Lawyers


Victor Daminato – Crawford Legal
Robert Fenwick Elliott – Fenwick Elliott Grace


David Black – Black Cleland
Karina Ellis – Cosoff Cudmore Knox
Bob Floreani – FR Law
David Myer – Lynch Meyer
Ian Nosworthy – Nosworthy Partners
Joanne Staugas – Johnson Winter & Slattery
Jamie Watts – Cowell Clarke


Chris Branson – Crawford Legal
Geoff Brennan – Thomsons Lawyers
Jeanie Elliott – Fenwick Elliott Grace
Anthony Floreani – Finlaysons
Tom Grace – Fenwick Elliott Grace
Michael Hutton – Lynch Meyer
Manik Meah – Fisher Jeffries
Mary-Alice Paton – Norman Waterhouse
Andrew Robertson – Piper Alderman
Adam Rosser – Cosoff Cudmore Knox
Sean Ryan – FR Law
Tony Saint – Thomsons Lawyers

These credits follow a long history of credits for Fenwick Elliott LLP in London, which is ranked both by The Legal 500 and Chambers.

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