We’re excited to announce that Insurance lawyer Kerrie Jackson has been appointed as the first female Equity Partner of BTLawyers.

BTLawyers Partner and Founder, Bruce Thomas, says that Jackson’s appointment comes during a time of significant change for the firm with the recent introduction of three new practice areas to diversify the firm’s specialist insurance offering.

‘We’re delighted to welcome Kerrie as an equity partner of the firm during this exciting growth phase for the firm. Since joining BTLawyers in 2012, Kerrie has proven to be a respected lawyer and leader within the firm, both by our staff and clients,’ said Thomas.

‘Kerrie’s litigation and dispute resolution skills are outstanding, and she has  an incredible record of success with seven trial wins in the last couple of years.  But it’s her vision for our future direction, and her commitment to promoting diversity within the firm, that makes her such an excellent asset . We are thrilled that Kerrie sees her future here with BTLawyers.

Prior to joining BTLawyers, Jackson worked for firms including McCullough Robertson, Mullins Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn. According to Jackson, it was BTLawyer’s reputation that first attracted her to working at the firm, but it’s the quality of the lawyers and the expansion plans of the firm that led her to taking on an equity partnership role.

‘At BTLawyers we have a very progressive agenda.  We’ve always approached things a bit differently to other firms. We’re quite adventurous in how we solve problems for our clients, and we like to be able to make things happen quickly. I’m excited by the prospect of offering that to a broader range of clients as we expand,’ said Jackson.

Thomas says that Jackson’s appointment also reflects the firm’s commitment to workplace diversity.

‘Kerrie has been a very strong advocate of improving diversity in our workplace, particularly in terms of the opportunities we provide to women. So it’s fantastic for us to be able to support her own career progression to Equity Partner.’