Chamberlains Law Firm can proudly announce the addition of James d’Apice as a Director. This comes as the firm recently announced a number of internal promotions, and the milestone passing of 100 employees across its five office locations.

The promotion of James d’Apice was made official as of 16 March 2022 and sees him become the firm’s 10th Director. The promotion reflects the continued success James has seen, not only with his own Corporate Disputes team, but also in his commitment and dedication in growing the firm’s cultural values.

The promotion comes off the back of several senior promotions within the firm, including the elevation of two Special Counsel, two Associates, and two Senior Lawyers.

James comments on his recent appointment:

I joined the firm in 2020 with a healthy scepticism. ‘We’re With You’ initially felt too touchy-feely as a motto for a firm with national aspirations. But as time has passed, and as I have got to know the entire team, I have learned that Chambos really is with everyone we encounter: members of our team, our colleagues at other firms, our referrers, and even our opponents and competitors.

Hopefully my experience sharing my expertise online, and the occasional successes I have enjoyed as a corporate litigator, bode well for my further contributions at a more strategic level. If they do not, then my friends and mentors will no doubt be generous and supportive with their feedback!

“Making partner” is an aspiration of a significant number of solicitors. Some get there. Many don’t. I feel very privileged to find myself at this point, and to do so among people who I like, and who I trust.”

James is no stranger to the spotlight, his unconventional way of building a practice has seen him appear on a number of podcasts, interviews and as a guest university lecturer. Leveraging social media, he has built a name for himself and Chamberlains through his video series ‘Coffee and a Case Note’.

Chamberlains also hit a milestone with the recent hire of its 100th employee in early March, cementing its position as a growing national firm. This achievement was also seconded by the firm being awarded the titles of ‘Fast Firm’ and ‘Employer of Choice’ in 2021 by the Australasian Lawyer.

Chamberlains’ Managing Director, Stipe Vuleta, also comments on d’Apice’s promotion and the firm’s recent growth:

“James has proven a valuable asset for the firm since day one, not only in developing and growing his team and the firm’s clientele, but also in coaching staff and working closely with our marketing and business development team. Besides his impressive resume, his impeccable style and infinite positive energy will make an excellent addition to our strategic leadership group.

Seeing the firm grow from a local property firm to its current shape, passing 100 staff with a national presence and full-service offering, makes me extremely proud of what we, and our incredible staff, have achieved in recent years.”