Press Release – Swaab and Hard­ings Lawyers integration

We are very pleased to announce anoth­er major strate­gic mile­stone for Swaab. Effec­tive 1 July 2020, Hard­ings Lawyers will inte­grate with Swaab to sup­port, strength­en and broad­en our full-ser­vice legal capabilities. 

Both Swaab and Hard­ings Lawyers share sev­er­al core areas of exper­tise and indus­try sec­tor expe­ri­ence, which inspired the integration.

This project was dri­ven by a desire to fur­ther devel­op our domes­tic and inter­na­tion­al legal ser­vice offer­ing through an align­ment which make sense strate­gi­cal­ly and feels good cul­tur­al­ly. Hard­ings Lawyers and Swaab share sim­i­lar client ser­vice val­ues and a com­mon focus on peo­ple. I am proud to be lead­ing a firm with the courage and capa­bil­i­ty to chal­lenge the sta­tus quo with­in Aus­trali­a’s legal indus­try. The com­bi­na­tion of this inte­gra­tion will only serve to enhance our abil­i­ty to deliv­er unri­valled val­ue for mon­ey and qual­i­ty of ser­vice with our hall­mark of Gen­eros­i­ty of Spir­it and com­mit­ment to liv­ing the Swaab Brand of Ser­vice,” said Mary Digiglio, Man­ag­ing Part­ner Swaab.

The aggre­gat­ed capa­bil­i­ty of Swaab and Hard­ings Lawyers will enable the firm to offer mar­ket lead­ing exper­tise across sev­er­al key indus­tries includ­ing: health­care and allied health, phar­ma­cy, prop­er­ty, con­struc­tion, stra­ta, retail­ing, leisure, pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices and IT & cyber.

The inte­gra­tion will also see an increase in scale of the com­bined num­ber of part­ners and lawyers by sev­en­teen per­cent, enabling the firm to future proof its abil­i­ty to keep up with client demands. 

I have been high­ly impressed by the ener­gy and com­mit­ment to client ser­vice demon­strat­ed by the Swaab team. Cul­tur­al­ly, our two firms oper­ate in a very sim­i­lar way, and I am con­fi­dent that our prac­ti­tion­ers will come togeth­er as one team seam­less­ly. This new ven­ture offers our clients access to greater depth and breadth of exper­tise and gives our peo­ple more var­ied career and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. I am look­ing for­ward to the future and the oppor­tu­ni­ties it presents. Now more than ever, the inte­gra­tion demon­strates an ever-grow­ing demand in the mar­ket place for law firms who place client suc­cess and a com­mit­ment to nur­tur­ing long-term client rela­tion­ships at the core of their busi­ness,” said Michael Tree­by, Part­ner Hard­ings Lawyers.

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