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Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

We provide first-class legal advice and representation. Our lawyers are experts in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics.
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Colin Biggers & Paisley announces the appointment of corporate and commercial special counsel, Dalvin Chien
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce its participation in the Law Society of New South Wales Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce that partner Amanda Ryding and solicitor Aristea Friedrich have been named as finalists in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.
Colin Biggers & Paisley continues its expansion with the appointment of construction and engineering partner, Catherine Bell.
Today, the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation is proud to launch, our own microsite showcasing our community offering.

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Stuart has acted in a wide range of shipping and commercial litigation cases and has acted for P&I Clubs. He has also acted for many overseas and local insurance companies and syndicates, conducting cases in diverse areas including fire, professional indemnity, directors and officers liability, product liability, financial institutions and business interruption. Stuart was awarded the Lloyd’s List DCN Maritime Service Award in 2010. In October 2012, Stuart was appointed the first non-European President of the prestigious Comité Maritime International (CMI). He has also served on the boards of the Sydney Port Authority and the Sydney Ports Corporation. In 2013 and 2014-15, Stuart was listed in Best Lawyers in Australia for shipping and maritime, transportation and insurance. In its 2016 and 2017 editions, he was once again recognised in these categories, as well as in alternative dispute resolution and litigation. Best Lawyers also named Stuart the Shipping and Maritime Lawyer of the Year in Australia in 2014-15. In 2015, Doyle's Guide listed Stuart as a recommended Australian shipping lawyer, and in 2016, it named him as a  leading shipping and maritime lawyer in Australia. In addition, Stuart was listed as a recommended lawyer in transport in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 and 2016 editions. He has also been recognised as a leading lawyer in shipping in Chambers and Partners (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and Who's Who Legal Transport 2015, 2016 and 2017. Stuart is an accomplished author, having published Annotated Admiralty Legislation in 1988 and numerous articles. He has also presented papers at seminars for clients, the legal profession and the insurance and shipping industries. Stuart was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1973 and admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1978. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of NSW and Victoria, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. Stuart joined the legal practice as a partner in 2005.

Adrian Konstantinidis
Senior Associate

Adrian Konstantinidis is a senior associate in our dispute resolution team. Adrian has extensive experience handling complex commercial disputes across a range of practice areas, including: insurance litigation class actions asbestos related claims disputes involving professional negligence and general liability  intellectual property disputes contractual disputes and claims under the Australian Consumer Law Adrian was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW and the Federal Courts in 2011. He joined the legal practice as a paralegal in 2008.
John Bowman is a partner in the corporate team. He has extensive knowledge of corporations law and the Australian Stock Exchange listing rules and has acted in regard to a large number of mergers, acquisitions, prospectuses and information memoranda. John has acted on prospectuses for several public companies and initial public offerings, and for public companies raising additional funds in the market. On a number of occasions, John has been the chairman of the due diligence committee for IPOs and devised and documented the due diligence process. John was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1976. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. John joined the legal practice as a partner in 1998.
Peter Moran is a partner in the insurance team and has over 30 years' extensive experience in insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation. He has expertise in the defence of claims against solicitors and other professionals, as well as in general liability litigation. Peter has been a Lawcover panel solicitor for 26 years. His experience also includes policy drafting. Peter regularly presents papers and seminars to clients and the legal profession. He conducts training sessions for regional legal practitioners throughout NSW on good practice and risk management. Peter acts for life insurers in orchestrating the investigation of life claims submitted, advising on policy indemnity and conducting the defence of litigated claims brought against life insurers. He also advises on introducer and commission agreements for life insurers. Specifically Peter: advises insurers on group life policy response and TPD claims represents life insurers in Ombudsman and industry dispute resolution schemes acts in the defence of District and Supreme Court claims brought against life insurers orchestrates the investigation of policy claims   In 2014-15, 2016 and 2017, Peter was listed in Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading insurance lawyer. In 2015, Doyle's Guide listed Peter as a recommended Sydney professional indemnity lawyer. Peter was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1983. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Peter joined the legal practice in 1990 and became a partner in 1993.
David Kennedy is a partner in the corporate team, and leads our hospitality and club law and our intellectual property law teams. David is widely experienced in commercial law and provides both specialised and general legal counsel, as well as handling commercial transactions and disputes, legal and general drafting, management of and advice on negotiations and legal risks, and legal issue project management. David is a member and Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, counsel to and a member of ClubsNSW and a member of the Australian Equipment Lessors' Association, Australian Institute of Management, Commercial Law Association, International Bar Association including the Section on Business Law and various Committees, and the NSW Society for Computers and the Law. David was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1975. He is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Commercial business sales and purchases competition and trade practices contract negotiations and documentation corporations and associations distributorships, agencies and franchises e-commerce and technology equipment sales and finance intellectual property including trade marks joint ventures commercial leases mergers and acquisitions Hospitality and registered clubs advertising, marketing and promotions amalgamations Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority matters compliance constitutions enquiries and investigations executive contracts gaming machines governance liquor licensing major contracts meetings and elections property developments David was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1975. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

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