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A team of about 30 lawyers is leaving K&L Gates’ employment practice in Australia, according to people with knowledge of the situation, in what looks set to be one of the largest defections from an international law firm this year.

The team spans various offices and includes between six and eight partners, according to one former and one current partner.

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Meganne Tillay

Meganne joined Legal Week as a reporter in June 2019 upon completing a Master's in Journalism at Kingston University. She covers a number of domestic and international law firms, as well as real estate, capital markets and regulation. [email protected]

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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