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Chambers and partners 2016
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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

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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 www.cbpfoundation.com.au, 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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Samara Goode
Senior Associate

Samara Goode is a senior associate in the banking and finance team. She has a broad banking and finance practice, primarily acting for leading international and Australian banks and large corporate clients.    Her practice has an emphasis on corporate finance, specialising in syndications, club and bilateral transactions, and on property, acquisition and construction finance.    Samara’s 2013-2014 transactions include:  advising CBA on a wide range of property and construction financing transactions, including the negotiation and preparation of facility agreements, project management agreements, joint venture agreements and security deeds, including the acquisition, development and construction of a residential and commercial tower and a shopping centre in South East QLD   drafting, negotiating and closing a syndicated financing transaction, including the refinance of bilateral facilities, with multiple Australian and Asian banks on behalf of a corporate conglomerate   advising ANZ on a broad range of transactions, including the refinance of a large retirement village operator; structuring and financing of agribusiness deals in the beef and cotton industries and advising on numerous property transactions In addition to Samara’s practice above, she also regularly advises clients on personal property securities law.    Samara holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Australian National University. She is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. 
Samantha Hall is a partner in the planning and environment team. She has expertise in all areas of planning and environmental law and also specialises in property development. Samantha has extensive experience in the management of the development approvals process for major infrastructure and property projects. She has worked with many Queensland local governments, providing advice in respect of governance, infrastructure, environment and sustainability matters. Samantha has also drafted and reviewed planning documents, local laws and many types of agreements and deeds for local governments in south east and rural Queensland. Her experience includes advising on residential, retail and industrial developments throughout Queensland. She has significant experience working for government at local, state and federal levels. Samantha holds a Masters of Law (Environmental Resources Law) and is a General Referee of the Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees (appointed under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009). Samantha joined the legal practice in 2013.

Daniel Creasey
Special Counsel

Daniel Creasey is a partner in the insurance team and heads the Responsible Business Group, including our pro bono practice and the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation. He has extensive experience in responsible business, pro bono, poverty and public interest law, community engagement and dispute resolution in the areas of commercial disputes, personal injury, professional indemnity, general liability, management liability and other financial lines insurance.  Daniel is a leading pro bono and responsible business lawyer. He has been a speaker at the Asia Pro Bono Conference in Myanmar, the PBI Conference in the United States, the National Pro Bono & A2J Conference in Sydney and the NACLC Conferences in Brisbane and Melbourne. Daniel is often quoted in the legal and mainstream press, including The Age, LIJ, Boardroom Radio, Lawyers Weekly, Brisbane Legal and ADVOC News . He has written various articles that have been published in the LIJ, Governance Directions and My Business .  Daniel's primary areas of practice include: insurance litigation (defence/claims work); poverty law (housing/tenancy rights, welfare rights, criminal law, domestic violence, credit and debt, and victims' compensation); public interest law/human rights litigation; and practice management (pro bono and community legal centres).  Daniel has developed considerable expertise in acting for community legal centres, charities and non-profit organisations, as well as insurers and corporations. He has built a substantial practice advising and assisting charitable institutions and is a trusted advisor to many of the largest charities, non-profits and community legal centres in Australia. Daniel has been involved in planning, delivering and managing significant pro bono projects, with large teams of people, in a variety of jurisdictions, including Australia, South Africa, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Japan, Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, the Cook Islands, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands. Many of these projects have been run in partnership with commercial clients. Daniel also leads Colin Biggers & Paisley's thinking and response in the areas of business and human rights, environment and sustainability, inclusion and diversity, and community engagement. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), as well as a Bachelor of Media Studies (Journalism). He is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.
Peter Harkin leads Colin Biggers & Paisley's restructuring and insolvency team. Peter has extensive experience in all areas of insolvency law. Peter acts for a number of liquidators, receivers and trustees as well as financial institutions and creditors. Peter also assists companies and businesses in financial turnaround exercises. Peter was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1985. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Peter joined the legal practice in 2002 and became a partner in 2003.
Aaron Bolton is a senior associate in the insurance and commercial dispute resolution teams. Aaron works with a range of clients operating primarily in the construction and insurance industries. Aaron assist clients with: domestic and overseas construction and infrastructure projects, including rail and rolling stock maintenance, public private partnerships, mining operations, commercial building projects, wind farms, hydraulic systems, residential buildings, design and drafting services, highways and pavements, and traffic management systems managing risks and issues associated with construction activities, including contract works material damage, project specific professional indemnity, industrial special risks and professional indemnity coverage, indemnity and litigation issues, including policy interpretation, litigation tactics and defence strategy Prior to commencing his legal career, Aaron worked as a bricklayer's and builder's labourer on building sites across NSW. Aaron was admitted to practice in NSW 2011. He is also admitted in the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia. Aaron joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2014.

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