Adelaide Office

Level 1, 139 Frome Street, Adelaide

Phone: +61 8 8215 4200
Facsimile: + 61 8 8215 4222


Melbourne Office

Level 35, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Phone: +61 3 8639 5516

Key Contacts

Firm News and Promotions

Tuesday July 01, 2014

As we begin a new financial year, we are writing to let you know about some important milestones and changes at Crawford Legal.

Doyle’s Guide Rates Crawford Legal

In keeping with the success that our firm has enjoyed since its formation, Crawford Legal recently received accolades from the respected Doyle’s Guide to Legal Practice. Crawford Legal was given “pre-eminent” status as building and construction advisers in South Australia.

Doyle’s Guide says Crawford Legal’s reputation as the “standouts” continues in front-end construction matters in South Australia. Victor Daminato has been rated as the sole ‘market leader’ for construction law in South Australia. He is considered “a good guy who knows his stuff and is a pleasure to deal with”. Reflecting Crawford Legal’s virtual in-house counsel model, Doyle’s Guide notes Victor’s work for and relationship with Hansen Yuncken is envied by his peers.

Senior Appointments

We are extremely pleased to announce that as from 15 July 2014 there will be three new appointments in our firm.

Mark Jackson joins Crawford Legal as a partner. Mark will be our lead partner in our commercial litigation and disputes group. Mark has a unique background for a disputes resolution lawyer, having practiced in-house as the Head of Legal and Compliance for Elders Limited. Before his stint at Elders Limited, Mark worked for a specialist commercial litigation and investigative law firm. Mark brings a 360° perspective to resolving disputes as having helped deliver many commercial transactions, he understands the business context in which deals are structured and risks are allocated. Mark also understands his clients’ expectations that legal advice will be pragmatic and cost-effective. Mark is also available to draft commercial contracts, including trading agreements, business and share sale agreements and joint venture agreements.

Tony Kuhlmann has been appointed a partner. Tony has worked with Crawford Legal for the last two years as a consultant. He will be a senior partner in both our Corporate and Commercial teams and our Construction and Infrastructure teams. Tony has held in-house legal roles at Australian Submarine Corporation, KBR (formerly Kinhill) and State Government Insurance Commission, and was a partner at a major Adelaide commercial law firm for many years. In addition, he has held senior management and corporate governance roles in a number of organisations. Tony has been involved in major commercial and infrastructure projects valued at more than $20bn and firmly believes in the rational allocation of risk. Tony understands from first-hand experience what drives business success and is passionate about providing timely, pragmatic and value for money legal services.

Luke Corletto has been appointed a senior associate in our Corporate and Commercial team. Luke assists our clients with a broad range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, advice on commercial agreements, intellectual property and personal property security matters.