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
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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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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
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Claire MacMillan
Senior Associate

Claire MacMillan is a senior associate in the dispute resolution team.   Claire is experienced in a range of commercial litigation matters, including class actions and has appeared at commissions, inquiries and in prosecutions.   Claire has acted in professional indemnity claims brought against valuers by banks, lending institutions and investors. She has assisted with investigations and inquiries and has defended directors the subject of civil claims or criminal charges.    Claire has advised clients in relation to consumer goods advertising, misleading or deceptive conduct and compliance with advertising standards. She has experience in intellectual property litigation, particularly brand protection.    Claire was admitted as a solicitor in 2005. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Claire joined the legal practice in 2009.
David Kennedy is a partner in the corporate team, and leads our hospitality and club law and our intellectual property law teams. David is widely experienced in commercial law and provides both specialised and general legal counsel, as well as handling commercial transactions and disputes, legal and general drafting, management of and advice on negotiations and legal risks, and legal issue project management. David is a member and Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, counsel to and a member of ClubsNSW and a member of the Australian Equipment Lessors' Association, Australian Institute of Management, Commercial Law Association, International Bar Association including the Section on Business Law and various Committees, and the NSW Society for Computers and the Law. David was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1975. He is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Commercial business sales and purchases competition and trade practices contract negotiations and documentation corporations and associations distributorships, agencies and franchises e-commerce and technology equipment sales and finance intellectual property including trade marks joint ventures commercial leases mergers and acquisitions Hospitality and registered clubs advertising, marketing and promotions amalgamations Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority matters compliance constitutions enquiries and investigations executive contracts gaming machines governance liquor licensing major contracts meetings and elections property developments David was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1975. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia.

Adam Stevens
Senior Associate

Adam Stevens is a senior associate in the insurance team, working primarily in litigation and dispute resolution. He has advised and represented both national and international clients in the financial, pharmaceutical, property, health and manufacturing industries.   Adam regularly advises on product liability, general liability and consumer law related matters. He has acted as part of a team representing companies and financial institutions in various significant Australian class actions and in that space has experience managing discrete legal projects, large-scale discovery and document analysis. He also has considerable experience in the Victorian asbestos jurisdiction, including advising sophisticated clients and attending mediations, settlement conferences and interlocutory applications.   Adam obtained his law degree from the University of Melbourne. He was admitted to practice in Victoria 2011. In 2012, he was awarded Most Outstanding Advocate in the LIV & Hanover Welfare Services Mooting Competition. He was a co-researcher and contributor to the textbook Annotated Class Actions Australia (published 2014). He also is currently an Executive Committee Member of the National Product Liability Association.
Matthew Bode is the national head of the Banking and Finance team. He specialises in complex institutional banking, corporate and property finance law. He primarily acts for leading international and Australian banks and large corporate clients.  Matthew advises on property, asset and structured finance, project and acquisition finance, bilateral and syndicated lending and ISDA documentation. He has considerable international legal experience, which has seen him act for international banks and corporations on major corporate finance deals in the mining and resources, rail, shipping and aircraft industries throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and South America. He has also advised a number of high-profile Australian companies in the beef, lamb and cotton industries. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1994.  He is also admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of England and Wales, the Supreme Court of NSW and the Supreme Court of the Cayman Islands.

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.

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