senior associates

 

 

 

Benn Wallace
senior associate

bwallace@tottle.com

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Benn graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws. He started his career with a large Western Australian firm, before moving onto an UK-based international firm. Benn joined Tottle Partners in 2019.

Benn specialises in construction law and regularly acts on behalf of local and global contractors in the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors, providing advisory and dispute resolution services. Benn has acted for and appeared on behalf of clients in many State and Federal jurisdictions, domestic and international arbitrations.

Before working in law, Benn worked at a Big 4 Australian bank in its business banking division where he regularly conducted risk assessments for the client base to mitigate financial loss.

 


 

Jacqui Chellew
senior associate

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Jacqui joined Tottle Partners in 2017, after graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in 2008 and being admitted to practice in 2009.

Jacqui has worked in insurance law for the past 10 years, specialising in defending personal injury claims made pursuant to the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act.

 


 

 

Luke Bone
senior associate

lbone@tottle.com

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Luke graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.  He commenced his career with Tottle Partners in 2014 and was admitted to practice in Western Australia and the Commonwealth Courts in October 2014.

Luke regularly acts in both advisory and litigious matters, including in relation to general commercial and corporate matters, insolvency matters and matters arising under or in relation to the Corporations Act and the Bankruptcy Act. 

His experience includes representing clients in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in Western Australia as well as the Federal Court.

 


 

 

Gemma Nugent
senior associate

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Gemma joined Tottle Partners in 2021, after more than 8 years as corporate counsel to a global engineering and design consultant and then establishing SoundLegal, a Perth-based legal practice offering contractual and commercial legal and compliance advisory services.

Gemma has extensive experience advising contractors and consultants on large-scale engineering, construction and infrastructure projects. 

In addition to her legal practice, Gemma has lectured in corporate and commercial law at Curtin Law School and been a senior clinical supervisor in the John Curtin Law Clinic.

 


 

 

Clare Ward-Noonan
senior associate

cward@tottle.com

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Clare graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science). In 2015, Clare worked as the Research Associate to the Hon. Justice McLure, then President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Western Australia. She joined the firm in February 2016 and was admitted to practice in May 2016.

Clare enjoys a diverse practice and has experience in a range of dispute resolution and commercial matters, including defamation, intellectual property, insolvency, contractual disputes and medical negligence claims. She also acts for the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board of Western Australia. 

Clare has a particular interest in water law and is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy degree part-time at the University of Western Australia, with her research focusing on water law reform.