Joanne Grant

Adele Chadwick

Director Human Resources

Adele brings to Pearce IP her extensive experience in senior human resources and executive roles, predominately in the private sector with companies including Qantas, Speedo, Calvary and Australian Ethical Investment. 

Adele was appointed to an International Board of Directors early in her career and a few years later was appointed to her first CEO role in a not for profit organisation, Northside Community Service.  The significant growth and success of Northside under Adele’s leadership earned her the ACT Government’s CEO of the Year Award in 2012.  Since then, Adele has worked in General Manager and Executive Director roles and for the past 5 years has been a consultant to senior executives of Federal Government Agencies including Border Force, the Australian Taxation Office, and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Adele is passionate about excellence, leadership, and talent development, along with establishing strategic direction and continuous growth within organisations.  She mentor’s start-up businesses, students and individuals with the goal of ensuring their ongoing success. 

My Awards

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

Finalist – Intellectual Property Team of the Year: Pearce IP (2022)
Winner – Intellectual Property Team of the Year: Pearce IP (2021)

CEO of the Year Award 2012

Awarded by ACT Government 

IAM Patent 1000

Firm: Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution (2022)
Firm: Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and recommended for prosecution (2021)

Managing IP Stars

Firm: Pearce IP ranked – Tier 3 prosecution (2022)

Women in Business Law Awards – APAC

Shortlisted – Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards

5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm: Pearce IP (2021)

Lexology Legal Influencer

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia): Pearce IP (Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)
Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border): Pearce IP (2021)

"Winner - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2021"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Finalist - Intellectual Property Team of the Year 2022"

Australian Law Awards (Lawyers Weekly)

"Pearce IP bronze ranking for litigation and recommended for prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2021

"Pearce IP ranked bronze for litigation and prosecution"

IAM Patent 1000 2022

"CEO of the Year Award 2012"

Awarded by ACT Government

"5-Star Intellectual Property Law Firm"

Australasian Lawyer 5-Star Awards 2021

"Pearce IP Ranked Tier 3 - Prosecution"

MIP IP Stars 2022

"Women in Business Law Awards - APAC"

Shortlisted: Australian Firm of the Year (2022)

"Lexology Legal Influencer"

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Australasia): Pearce IP (Q2 2022, Q1 2021, Q4 2020)

Healthcare and Life Sciences (Cross-border): Pearce IP (2021)

OUR VISION

By 2027, be the premier life sciences IP practice in Australia.