We are proud to announce the appointment of former Adviceline Injury Lawyers Partner, Andrea Tsalamandris as a Judge of the County Court of Victoria.
For only the second time in the 150 year history of Victoria’s County Court, a solicitor was appointed a Judge. This is testament to Andrea’s knowledge, experience, skills, reputation and passion for justice.
We are glad that Andrea’s excellence, and in turn all that we at Adviceline Injury Lawyers stand for has been recognised in such a significant way.
Media Release – Wednesday 3 February 2015 – Adviceline Injury Lawyers head appointed as County Court judge
The head of Adviceline Injury Lawyers and long-time partner at Holding Redlich, Andrea Tsalamandris, has been appointed by the Victorian Government as a judge of the Victorian County Court.
With Andrea’s appointment effective immediately, Adviceline partner and head of the firm’s asbestos practice, Bree Knoester, will now head up the personal injuries division, together with partners Michael Lombard and Lisa Paul.
Ms Knoester congratulated Andrea on her appointment, saying it is rare for a solicitor to be appointed as a judge with barristers typically appointed to the role.
“Andrea has been an incredible role model for women in the legal industry and her appointment is testament to her unique combination of legal expertise, empathy and professionalism.
“We send our best wishes to Andrea as she steps into this important new role,” Ms Knoester said.
“The work that she has done during her time at Adviceline has been exceptional and she has made a huge contribution to the firm.”
Ms Tsalamandris has been with Holding Redlich since 1993 and a partner since 2002. As well as heading up Adviceline, she has been a strong advocate for diversity and new parents at the firm, appointed as a Diversity Partner and Parenting Partner.
Ms Knoester said she is excited about the next chapter for Adviceline Injury Lawyers, which has seen significant suburban-based growth and new office openings in recent times.
“This is a time of expansion for Adviceline – we have strong teams in our offices in the Melbourne CBD, Springvale, Epping and Moe, and we are soon to open a new office in Melton.
“It is clear that people in the suburbs want easy access to lawyers who are passionate about advocating for them.”
Ms Knoester said her focus as head of the division will also be to have a strong leadership role as well as help develop and mentor staff.