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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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Applicants must satisfy obligations but ultimate decision to grant order rests with court or tribunal
Measures will help start-ups overcome capital raising difficulties
Small businesses should be familiar with lease terms and rights under the Retail Leases Act
Error of law on the face of the record found to be an available ground to quash an adjudication determination, but availability of remittal to adjudicator later questioned


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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Nadia Czachor
Senior Associate

Nadia Czachor is a senior associate in the planning and environment team. She has over ten years' experience conducting planning litigation and advising on planning law for public and private sector clients.   She has extensive experience advising on planning appeals, acting for local governments in enforcement litigation for development offences, advising local government and development clients on statutory requirements for all aspects of development and preparing transactional due diligence reports about environment and planning law matters.   Nadia has a Masters of Law (Environmental Law) in addition to her Bachelor of Laws. She has lectured at Bond University on property acquisition and international environmental law. Nadia has also presented at a number of seminars and written a number of publications, including contributing to the Oxford University Press text Energy Law in Transition: Beyond the Carbon Economy. 

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.
Andrew Tulloch is a partner in the insurance team at Colin Biggers & Paisley. Andrew's practice focus is on trade and transport law, supply chain and logistics. He has extensive experience in maritime and aviation law and has a special interest in transport insurance. Andrew is very experienced in the insurance of the shipping, offshore and transportation sectors. Andrew acts for a wide variety of maritime and aviation clients in Australia in all aspects of trade and transport law, including advice in relation to disputes concerning imports and exports and advice to port authorities and ship and airline operators. He also acts for cargo and hull insurers. Andrew has extensive knowledge in subrogated recovery actions against air and sea carriers. He also has experience in policy interpretation and drafting. He has worked both in Australia and overseas providing advice to insurers in relation to these issues and has extensive knowledge of both the Australian Insurance Contracts Act 1984 and the Marine Insurance Act 1909 (Cth). Andrew has advised many major corporations on supply chain and logistics contracts and has also advised on a number of major disputes regarding damage to offshore energy facilities. Andrew has had significant involvement over many years in the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand being the current President of the latter Association. He regularly participates in the Sydney Marine Discussion Group and was a founding member of both the Melbourne Marine Insurance Forum and the Australian Aviation Insurance Forum. Andrew joined the legal practice as a partner in 2013. Andrew was ranked as a leading lawyer for shipping in Chambers and Partners 2014, 2015 and 2016. Andrew was listed as a leading individual in transport law, as well as being recommended in this practice area in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Legal 500 Asia Pacific . He was also listed as a leading lawyer in the shipping and aviation sections in Who's Who Legal Transport 2015 and 2016. Andrew was named in Doyle's Guide 2016 as a recommended lawyer in shipping and maritime, as well as aviation in Australia. Best Lawyers in Australia listed Andrew for aviation, trade and transportation in its 2016 and 2017 editions. In addition, in 2016 it named him Lawyer of the Year in trade law and in 2017, Lawyer of the Year in aviation.     
Craig Tanzer is a senior associate in the construction and engineering team at Colin Biggers & Paisley. Craig's expertise includes government tendering and procurement, contract drafting for major projects, including bespoke contract drafting for major infrastructure projects, and administrative review proceedings, acting both for and against the Queensland building industry regulator. He has advised and represented clients in payment and contract disputes in the Supreme, District and Magistrate Courts. Craig has a particular skill for adjudication and litigation matters arising out of security of payment legislation throughout Australia. He assists his clients not only with the preparation of adjudication and court documents, but with the structuring of their claims and administration of their contracts to ensure that they have the best possible chance of success in any payment dispute which may arise. Craig regularly provides advice to clients on: payment disputes and options for securing payment in a volatile industry contract terms and their operation government procurement and tender process contracts risk mitigation through contract drafting and good contract administration practice licensing of building contractors statutory insurance claims and procedure administrative reviews Relevant experience Acting for Logan City Council in the preparation of all tender and contract documents and the evaluation of tenders for a multimillion dollar infrastructure development program for asphalt and spray seal works Acting for Sunshine Coast Regional Council in the preparation of bespoke contract agreements for the design, build, operation and maintenance of a proposed solar farm and a proposed automated waste collection system Acting for two medium sized construction companies in separate disputes with the State of Queensland related to claims for damages arising out of construction work performed or tendered for Acting for Scentre Group in relation to disputes arising from the redevelopment of Westfield Garden City in Mount Gravatt Producing a suite of practical guides for the use of security of payment legislation in each jurisdiction in Australia, including comprehensive explanation of the operation of each statute, practical examples of the operation of the legislation and template documents for use in each jurisdiction to deal with matters arising under the relevant legislation Acting for a large electrical subcontractor in Supreme Court proceedings arising under the Queensland security of payment legislation, defending the application for review of the adjudicators decision. Acting for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission on all levels of disputes, including Supreme Court proceedings for alleged negligence, judicial review proceedings and administrative review proceedings Acting for and against building certifiers in disciplinary matters arising out of findings of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct Acting for a civil contractor in a million dollar dispute over the construction of runway aprons at the Brisbane Domestic Airport Acting for a body corporate in a dispute for more than $6 million relating to a claim under the Queensland statutory insurance scheme  
Chris Jones is a senior associate in the insurance team at Colin Biggers & Paisley. Chris has expertise in professional indemnity claims, acting mainly for lawyers and their insurers. He has also acted for other professionals, including surveyors, conveyancers, valuers, engineers and financial advisors.  He has represented insurers in a range of transport work, including marine recoveries and claims arising from road and sea carriage of goods. He also has experience in the (legal) regulatory space and has acted for church bodies in sexual abuse claims. His practice includes both large and small claim matters. Chris has acted for the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee, and its insureds, in both large-scale litigation (including shareholder class actions) and in smaller claims. He has also acted for Lawcover and its insureds in a variety of claims.  Chris was admitted as a solicitor in Victoria in 2011. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, as well as the Federal Court and High Court of Australia. He has experience in general commercial litigation in all Victorian courts and the Federal Court.

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