TRANSPORT law firm Norton White has announced further expansion with the appointment of Alexis Cahalan and Danella Wilmshurst as partners and Janine Liang as a senior associate.

Ms Cahalan and Ms Wilmshurst are senior maritime, logistics and insurance lawyers who prior to joining Norton White led the Thomas Miller Law operation in Australia. 

The new appointments follow Norton White’s recent announcement of new partner Adam Martin to lead the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice.

Mr Martin is an expert in logistics, transport and international trade law and was previously Toll Group chief legal officer.


Effective from December, Ms Cahalan, Ms Wilmshurst and Ms Liang will be based in Norton White’s Sydney office.

Alexis Cahalan. Credit: Norton White

Commenting on the announcement, Senior Partner Ben Martin said the appointments of Ms Cahalan, Wilmshurst and Liang are significant to the continued expansion of Norton White, with a number of significant clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

“As we expand Norton White’s regional presence we have strengthened our range of services, adding depth to our maritime and shipping practice,” Mr Martin said.

Danella Wilmshurst. Credit: Norton White

“Alexis, Danella and Janine are renowned practitioners in the shipping and logistics industries.  Lawyers of their calibre greatly enhance the service we can provide to clients and reaffirms our commitment to the industry and its insurers.”

Ms Cahalan said the move would bring benefits.

Janine Liang. Credit: Norton White

“Danella and I are very pleased to have reached agreement to transfer our practice and join Norton White,” she said. “Norton White is acknowledged as a leader in transport law, with strong historical connections to the shipping and transport industry.”