Media Release: Pragma Lawyers promotes Nick Malone to Director role

Pragma Lawyers, has elevated one of its star performers as a Director.

Nick Malone is a home-grown success story for Pragma. He started with the firm in 2016 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2017. He was promoted to Senior Associate in 2021 and has been an integral part of recent significant wins Pragma clients have had in the Supreme and Federal Courts, along with Pragma's role in appearing in various Royal Commissions.

Mr Malone specialises as a dispute resolution lawyer, with a particular focus on insolvency matters. He joins founder Aaron McDonald (Managing Director, Dispute Resolution and Litigation) and Elizabeth McLean (Director, Employment Law and Industrial Relations) as the third Director of Pragma Lawyers. All three Directors are under the age of 40.

Pragma Lawyers was established in Subiaco in 2014 to offer a disruptive alternative to established traditional firms for resolving legal matters. With innovations such as fixed fee early mediation and outcomes-based pricing, Pragma has grown rapidly as a challenger to the traditional St Georges Terrace firms. Pragma Lawyers now has almost 50 staff in their purpose-built Rokeby Road premises with a depth and breadth of technical expertise across dispute resolution and litigation, insolvency and restructuring, property, business law, employment law, and industrial relations.

According to Managing Director, Aaron McDonald, Nick Malone represents the epitome of Pragma's culture for advancing internal talent.

Said Mr McDonald, "Nick is dedicated to making Pragma the best it can be and has played a crucial role in recruitment, training, ongoing mentorship, and engagement with law students and graduates. He maintains an open-door policy, ensuring that younger staff always feel comfortable seeking guidance and advice from him. Experienced lawyers often comment to me about his advancement. I am fortunate to work with him."

Mr Malone regularly presents at professional development events in Western Australia and is a go-to contact in areas like insolvency and the Personal Properties Securities Register. He also teaches the Civil Litigation Module at the Piddington Society's Practical Legal Training and is actively involved in the Subiaco Justice Centre's social and fundraising events.

Said fellow Director, Elizabeth McLean, "We are so pleased to have Nick join the board of directors. Our firm's reputation is built on helping clients reach swift and cost-effective resolution of legal matters, and Nick is a star contributor to achieving successful outcomes. His energy and drive at the leadership level will certainly help Pragma Lawyers head into the new financial year full steam ahead."

For further information, please contact Pragma Lawyers on 08 6188 3340 or email


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