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
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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.
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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

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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...
Funds raised will help the Women's Legal Service Queensland set up a new help line
Strata owners and residents in strata-titled townhouses or units to be affected by New South Wales strata law reform.
New e-conveyancing methods are set to revolutionise Australia's residential property market.

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Richard is a partner in the property and development team, with over 15 years' experience in property development. His expertise encompasses urban and waterfront renewal projects, infrastructure projects and retirement villages, as well as major commercial and hotel acquisitions and disposals. Richard joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in October 2015 after seven years with an Australian-based international law firm. Prior to that he was Legal Counsel at Places Victoria, where he predominantly focused on the delivery of the Melbourne Docklands redevelopment for the Victorian Government. Richard provides commercially-focused legal advice to a wide range of clients, including state and local governments, listed and unlisted developers and landlords, property trusts, listed retirement village owners and operators, international hotel owners and operators, sporting and racing clubs, joint ventures and private equity clients. Richard's experience has seen him advise upon, prepare and negotiate significant commercial contracts of sale, leases and property development and joint venture agreements. He has advised on all aspects of commercial property and hotel-related transactions, property developments and retirement village operations. Richard has also conducted and managed extensive bid processes, including REOIs, RFPs and RFTs, as well as due diligence investigations and reports. He has also brought about the successful completion of all property matters arising out of acquisitions of retail and office complexes, development sites, hotel properties and retirement village sites. Richard is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and is admitted to practice in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Richard has a Bachelor of Business (Tourism) in addition to his legal qualifications (LLB (Hons)).

Lisa Psaltis
Senior Associate

Lisa Psaltis is a senior associate in the commercial litigation team. Lisa specialises in commercial litigation and other equitable claims including claims for injunctive relief. Her experience includes: acting and advising in disputes involving breach of directors' duties, professional negligence, misrepresentation, and corporate governance issues working as part of the ASIC enforcement team investigating and litigating alleged breaches of the Corporations Act acting and advising in construction and engineering litigation and disputes generally advising and acting for insurance companies in a wide variety of matters the conduct of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes acting and advising in intellectual property litigation and disputes generally Lisa has extensive experience in the conduct of complex, large-scale litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants in major commercial, construction and engineering litigation. She was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1998. She is a admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Lisa joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2004.

Ronald Yuen
Senior Associate

Ronald Yuen is a senior associate in the planning and environment team. He has experience in all areas of planning and environmental law and property development. Ronald's background includes practising for a number of years in commercial planning and property. He has experience conducting due diligence on easements, survey plans, leases and legislative compliance. He has prepared a wide range of commercial transaction agreements and has been involved in the registration and conveyancing of staged property developments. Ronald has extensive expertise dealing with matters concerning infrastructure and developments. He has acted for local councils preparing infrastructure agreements, including for clients in the transport and military industries. Ronald has worked with all levels of government across a range of planning and environment matters. He has extensive knowledge of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, Integrated Planning Act 1997 and other laws surrounding environmental issues. Ronald has a Bachelor of Laws. He joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2013.

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.

Danielle Skinner
Senior Associate

Danielle Skinner is a senior associate in the insurance team. She has extensive experience in liability and professional indemnity claims and commercial litigation.   She has defended a variety of public and product liability claims, particularly those involving owner/occupier liability, labour hire arrangements and workplace health and safety. Danielle is experienced in handling contract works and professional indemnity claims for a range of construction industry clients including subrogated recoveries.    Danielle also advises insurers in relation to coverage disputes and dual insurance.     Danielle has acted for insurance providers, government agencies, large and small businesses and private individuals.    In 2014, Danielle was featured in Australasian Lawyer's Fifty Rising Stars .    She was admitted to practice in 2008 and joined the legal practice in 2015.

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