Congratulations  to our finalists in the 30 Under 30 Awards for 2015

Congratulations to our finalists in the 30 Under 30 Awards for 2015

    

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Pro Bono Program of the Year finalist

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Congratulations to all our pro bono lawyers

Chambers and partners 2016
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Congratulations  to our finalists in the 30 Under 30 Awards for 2015

Congratulations to our finalists in the 30 Under 30 Awards for 2015

    

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Pro Bono Program of the Year finalist

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Congratulations to all our pro bono lawyers

Chambers and partners 2016
.

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A patent can be a powerful tool to protect your business
Court of Appeal dramatically increases penalty for safety breaches
Contracts and other documentary records often provide the strongest defence

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Rebecca Castley has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley's property team, signalling further expansion of the legal practice's Brisbane office.
Maysaa Parrino has been nominated for the Partner of the Year Award for 2016 in the Construction and Infrastructure category.
The #A2JPrize is to be awarded annually by the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation.
Sham contracting poses great risks for employers
The UK High Court's recent decision in Eurokey v Giles demonstrates the high standard of conduct required of brokers when placing business interruption cover.

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Simon Fraser is a partner in the property and development team. He practises primarily in commercial property and development and finance. Simon has experience in probate litigation and supervises Colin Biggers & Paisley's probate work. Simon also has expertise in commercial law, including general corporate advice, trade practices, business sales and acquisitions and superannuation. Simon was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1976 and as a Public Notary of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1992. Simon joined the legal practice as a Partner in 1989. Simon worked out of the UAE offices of LutfiCBP for nine months from September 2009, particularly advising on the area of contractual disputes relating to property development. He is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Society of Notaries of NSW. He has had a long involvement in the Urban Development Institute of Australia-NSW (UDIA) and for 2005-2008 was Chairman of its Planning and Tax Reform Committee. Please read Simon Fraser's article Court takes big-picture approach to planning process challenges in Issue 1, 2012 of Developers Digest , the journal of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
Gavin Creighton is a partner in the insurance team with extensive experience in professional indemnity, general liability, life insurance, defence of FOS complaints and general litigation. He currently specialises in defending a wide range of professional indemnity claims, particularly against construction industry professionals, accountants, real estate agents, financial planners and insurance brokers, as well as general liability claims against builders, contractors, retailers and occupiers of commercial premises. Gavin regularly presents papers to insurers and brokers on developments in the law. He has assisted with risk management, advice on recent legislative changes, policy drafting and interpretation. Gavin was listed as a recommended lawyer in insurance by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015. Gavin was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1995. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court. Gavin joined the legal practice in 2003 and became a partner in 2006.

Mark Robertson
Senior Associate

Mark is a senior associate in the insurance team. He is a barrister by training and an expert in arbitration, mediation, dispute resolution, submission drafting and court litigation. His expertise encompasses international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, directors' duties, equity/fiduciary duties, insolvency, employment and insurance law. Mark has been involved in a wide range of litigation, including company and commercial matters and cases involving fraud. He has practised in New Zealand, in London and in New South Wales. While in London he worked for an international commercial law firm in the investment treaty and international commercial arbitration team. Mark has assisted with a number of major international arbitrations, including a review of submissions and witness evidence for a large European telecommunications company with an amount in dispute of several billion Euros. He drafted detailed submissions in an international investment dispute against a European state and advised a large US company on sanctions imposed by the UN, EU, US and UK on Libya in 2011. Mark has a Master of Law and Business from Bucerius Law School / WHU Otto-Beisheim School of Management in Hamburg in addition to his bachelor degrees in law and commerce. He joined the legal practice in 2013.

Susan Bellamy
Special Counsel

Susan Bellamy is a Special Counsel in the property and development team. Susan is experienced in a wide range of commercial property work and advises on: all stages of the development process including property acquisition, subdivision, development, finance, construction and sale strata  contract disputes   tax issues
Rhett Oliver is a partner in the property and development team. He has over 10 years experience in all forms of transactional work involving property and development. He also has extensive experience in corporate law. Rhett has recently acted on a range of matters including large scale residential and mixed use developments, broadacre developments and planning and environment advice. He has experience in working for a range of clients including aged care facilities, retirement villages and childcare centres involving acquisitions, leasing and licensing issues. He has expertise in working with listed and unlisted property trusts and associated regulatory compliance. Rhett's expertise extends to initial public offerings and further rights issues, financial services compliance advice, banking and finance advice for on and offshore clients and Foreign Investment Review Board advice. He has worked for clients on matters involving commercial and residential construction, projects and infrastructure. He also has experience in equine law including syndications, sales, risk advice, breeding and training. Rhett also has experience in dealing with matters involving aviation law. Rhett holds a Masters of Law and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

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