Brisbane Intellectual Property legal advisor appointed the principal of Aitken Partners, Melbourne


A Melbourne firm has reportedly appointed a property legal counsellor pulled in from Queensland as principal.  Malcolm McBratney, who was previously a McCullough Robertson accomplice, collaborated with Aitken Partners this month.

Mr McBratney will marshal the business law operations as Aitken Partners’ latest principal. That takes the company’s aggregate number of principals to 10. He has vast involvement and expertise in the field of intellectual property, corporate, commercial and technology law.

Between 1993 and 2000, Mr McBratney was employed at Clayton Utz, Brisbane. He followed that with a 16-year long stint at McCullough Robertson. He completed his graduation in law from the Queensland University of Technology with distinction towards the end of the ’90’s decade.

Talking about his initiative, Mr McBratney explained the new post with Aitken Partners as a strategic move that will benefit him from the career perspective. He included that Aitken’s legitimate administration offering in the domains of corporate and business law perfectly suited his ability.

According to him, working at Aitken Partners will empower him to continue serving clients by means of top notch legal guidance in a customer-centered law office, with solid aptitude and profundity over the legal areas, which associations and private clients require nowadays.

He also said that with the five of the most prominent organisations on the planet now being technology firms, the digital age has finally dawned on us and he is additionally anticipating developing the IP and innovation practice at Aitken Partners

As per an announcement made by the firm, Mr McBratney is a positioned legal advisor in expert and peer audit tables, for example, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, the World Trademark Review 1000 and Best Lawyers.

He possesses in-depth experience across a broad range of industries such as manufacturing, FMCG, data innovation, agribusiness and life sciences, and practices in corporate and consumer law.

Aitkin Partners principal Ed Clark stated the new recruitment was an appreciated expansion to the group. He mentioned that Malcolm will enhance their ability in intellectual property and information technology along with the business law. He also expressed his excitement with regard to working with Malcolm.

This move has the potential to set the precedent for commercial property lawyers across the country that remains sceptical of shifting their practice base to another city. Malcolm McBratney’s bold move can inspire several IP lawyers with the required skills and comprehension of the business side of legal practice to switch their companies in a bid to boost their career.