Best Lawyers in Australia 2016

Best Lawyers in Australia 2016

We congratulate our experts featured 
in Best Lawyers in Australia 2016

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
.
.
Supporting the arts

Supporting the arts

Showcasing the best local artists, our inhouse exhibitions create an environment of creativity as well as raising funds for charity.

Best Lawyers in Australia 2016

Best Lawyers in Australia 2016

We congratulate our experts featured 
in Best Lawyers in Australia 2016

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
.

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.
Find Out More

PublicationsMore

Supreme Court finds mediation not a "method for resolving disputes"
New provisions to take effect on 12 November 2016
Helicopter pilot found not to have breached duty of care
Retailers and their employees have a right to make a citizen's arrest
Marketing your business online brings both opportunities and risks

MediaMore

Race against the clock - alternative dispute resolution and limitation periods in construction disputes
Employment and safety expert Megan Kavanagh has joined the Brisbane office of Colin Biggers & Paisley as a partner.
Colin Biggers & Paisley has been recommended by Chambers and Partners 2016 in the construction, insurance and shipping practice areas. The guide also recommends eight partners as being leading lawyers in their fields.
Paralegal Isabella Johnston reports on her secondment to the Top End Women's Legal Service and her experiences working with Indigenous women in Darwin
Dunstan de Souza, managing partner, and Jon Meadmore, senior partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley will be among well-known business and government leaders taking to the streets to sell copies of The Big Issue magazine from 1-5...

Our LawyersMore

Charles Brannen
Special Counsel

Charles Brannen is a special counsel in the construction and engineering team. His main area of practice is the litigation of building disputes and the resolution of disputes by alternative dispute resolution methods. Charles has experience in commercial and residential building disputes involving developers, builders, subcontractors, consultants and home warranty insurers in the Supreme, District and Local Courts and the Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal. He has extensive experience involving the adjudication of payment claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999. Charles also provides advice to principals, contractors and subcontractors on contract documentation and project risk. Charles was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 2001 and joined the legal practice in 2005.
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 23 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. In 2014-15 and 2016, 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.

Damian Clancy
Senior Associate

Damian is a senior associate in the insurance team at Colin Biggers & Paisley. He studied law at Victoria University, graduating with first class honours. He was admitted in Victoria in 2008. Damian joined the legal practice in 2011 as a solicitor and was promoted to senior associate in 2012. Damian acts for insurers and insured parties at domestic and international levels. He practices primarily in the professional indemnity area, representing solicitors, directors and officers (particularly in relation to managed investment schemes), and construction and transport professionals. He also acts for defendants in product liability disputes and has experience in intellectual property litigation. Damian acts for employees and employers in unfair dismissal and other employment related litigation. He acts in claims pursuant to section 138 of the Accident Compensation Act .

Michael Rumore
Senior Associate

Michael Rumore is a senior associate specialising in insurance and commercial disputes. Michael assists clients in all aspects of litigation, including complex claims involving multi-party disputes, catastrophic injuries and specialised recoveries. Michael regularly acts on behalf of professionals, such as healthcare practitioners, accountants, lawyers and engineers, as well as property owners, pubs, clubs and various sporting institutions. Michael has significant experience acting in policy coverage disputes, defective product proceedings, coronial inquests, compensation to relatives claims, nuisance claims and administrative law matters. Michael joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2005 and holds both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science majoring in immunology from the University of Sydney.
Marc Chiarella is a partner in the insurance group. Before joining Colin Biggers & Paisley, Marc held management, underwriting, broking and claims positions in the insurance industry. Since joining the legal practice in 2009, Marc has applied his industry experience to the practice of law. With the benefit of his extensive experience, Marc is uniquely placed to provide stakeholders across the insurance industry with practical and commercial legal solutions. Marc acts for insureds, brokers, insurers and reinsurers in relation to risk assessment, insurance programme design, facility audit, coverage disputes and in the defence of claims. In relation to coverage disputes, Marc has acted for both insurers and policyholders under various policies including professional indemnity, owners' corporations and strata, construction liability, material damage, directors and officers, investment managers and management liability. Marc has defended claims against insurance brokers and agents, property valuers, mortgage brokers, principals and contractors, construction professionals, owners' corporations (their executive committees and individual office bearers) and directors and officers of corporations. Marc has presented to professional groups, industry peers, industry associations and on insurance law to university students. Marc is admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. He is on the AILA NSW liaison sub-committee.

Subscribe to our e-newsStay updated with all our news, publications and media

Our ServicesView All