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Chambers and partners 2016

Outstanding commercial lawyers.
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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Managing risks will help to avoid chance of claims
Insurers should consider effect of the Versloot decision on marine insurance in Australia
Occupiers' duty of care does not extend to preventing every foreseeable injury
High time for a legislative regime to manage insolvent trusts
Identifying terms and conditions on which debt is based is key


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.
Electronic contracts are revolutionising property transactions, saving paper and time
Shareholders' agreements allow for regulation of all aspects of the company's management and control
New sunset clause legislation affects developer's right to rescind

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Louise Thompson
Senior Associate

Louise Thompson is a special counsel in the dispute resolution team. Louise's practice is focused on professional indemnity claims against barristers and solicitors relating to a wide variety of transactions. She provides advice on indemnity and liability issues and has the general conduct of litigation relating to claims. Louise also has a strong interest in insolvency law and has practised in this area for over 12 years, acting for a wide range of insolvency practitioners. Her involvement has ranged from generally assisting practitioners in their appointment to pursuing insolvent trading claims and preferential payment recoveries. She has also participated in high profile insolvency litigation. Louise was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. She joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2012.

Kate Craig
Special Counsel

Kate Craig is a partner in the banking and finance team. She has expertise in banking and finance, corporate and commercial and restructuring law. With an emphasis on corporate and acquisition finance, Kate regularly acts for leading financial institutions domiciled in Australia and overseas and major corporations on a wide range of property, corporate and other debt financing transactions. Her debt finance expertise extends to property and acquisition finance, as well as general corporate commercial financing, unsecured and secured lending arrangements. She also assists her clients in negotiating and documenting a wide spectrum of commercial transactions and arrangements. Kate was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 2006. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW. Kate joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in addition to her law degree. Kate became a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association in 2014.  

Eva Vicic
Senior Associate

Eva Vicic is a senior associate in the property and development team. She has acted for large corporations, property trusts, developers, private syndicates and high net worth individuals.   Eva has experience in drafting and negotiating sale, acquisition and project documentation for commercial, retail, residential, industrial and mixed-use properties. This includes preparing strata documentation and project contracts for large scale off-the-plan developments and managing all legal aspects of the project.   Eva's experience also covers vendor and purchaser title and leasing due diligence. She has acted for both landlords and tenants drafting and negotiating leases, fit out agreements and agreements for lease for commercial and retail properties. In addition, Eva has provided advice on make good provisions in retail and commercial leases, easements, put and call option rights, finance structuring for large scale industrial acquisitions and mortgagee in possession matters.   As well as holding a Bachelor of Laws, Eva has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Eva joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2014.

Enoch Law
Senior Associate

Enoch Law is a special counsel in the insurance team. Enoch practises in commercial litigation, particularly in the area of professional indemnity insurance and defending professional negligence claims. Enoch has defended claims against architects, engineers, solicitors, valuers, accountants, migration agents, real estate agents and many other professionals. He has acted in matters in the CTTT, the Local, District and Supreme Courts, the Court of Appeal and the High Court. He is experienced in investigating claims, especially large-scale matters, and negotiating resolutions. He also regularly advises insurers on indemnity and policy coverage. Enoch joined Colin Biggers & Paisley as a paralegal in 2001 and was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 2005. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court and the High Court.
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.

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