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Appointment of New Principals

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MST Lawyers is delighted to announce the promotion and appointment of two new principals to the firm as of 1 August, 2022.


The first appointment involves James Sanders, Principal of the Firm in the Employment Law and Workplace Safety Team. James joined MST Lawyers back in 2013 as a first year lawyer and has recently celebrated his 9 year anniversary with the Firm. During his time at MST, James has consistently provided his clients with practical advice in all areas of Employment Law and Workplace Safety. The appointment recognises James’ dedication to his clients and the Firm.  


James is also a keen skier and ex-ski instructor. You can probably catch James skiing down the Victorian Alps on many weekends throughout Winter.


Our second appointment to Principal is Carmel Morrison. Carmel was admitted to practice in 1987, and since approximately 1993, has practiced almost exclusively in Family Law and Family Violence. Carmel joined MST back in 2020 and has been a valuable asset to the firm since then. With experience that spans over 35 years and a special interest in complex property and parenting cases, Carmel is able to manage the issues that can arise and aims at finding workable resolutions for her clients that are efficient and cost effective whether by negotiation, mediation or through the courts as a last resort.

In 2021, during the height of COVID and in conjunction with her normal working duties, Carmel was able to graduate with her Master of Laws (Applied Law – Family Law) and also attain accreditation as an Accredited Family Law Specialist. Carmel also took out the Sandra Paul Memorial Prize for Best Family Law Masters Student in her graduating class!

Please join all of us here at MST Lawyers in celebrating both James’ and Carmel’s promotion to Principal of our Firm.  We look forward to their continued success at MST Lawyers.