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.

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

Lessors and lessees should consider impact of coming legislation
Wording of insurance clauses should be carefully checked
NSW Supreme Court allows disclosure of privileged documents prepared for the purpose of settlement negotiations
Replaceable rules don't cover all relevant governance issues

MediaMore

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
Carlos Gouveia has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley's corporate and commercial team as a special counsel.
Rebecca Castley has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley's property team, signalling further expansion of the legal practice's Brisbane office.
Maysaa Parrino has been nominated for the Partner of the Year Award for 2016 in the Construction and Infrastructure category.

Our LawyersMore

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.
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  
Nathan Abbott is a partner in the construction and engineering team. He has extensive experience in both providing advice on major construction projects and acting in construction disputes. The projects he has worked on include office buildings, sporting complexes, large residential developments, freight distribution facilities, food processing facilities, port redevelopments, the Studio Docklands development and extensions to the terminal at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. Nathan has acted for the Victorian state government, the federal government, property developers, contractors, major corporations and significant clubs and sporting organisations, including Carlton Football Club, Essendon Football Club, the Royal Automotive Club of Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club. Nathan has extensive experience acting on security of payment claims in construction disputes. He is admitted to the Federal Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria. Nathan is an accomplished public speaker and has presented numerous seminars and conference papers on construction contract drafting, risk allocation and other construction law topics. He has a Bachelor of Science in addition to his legal qualifications. In 2015, Nathan was listed by Doyle's Guide as a recommended Melbourne construction lawyer. Nathan joined the legal practice as a partner in 2013.
Alex is a partner in the corporate and commercial team.   Alex helps clients who typically operate in, support or finance the property, construction or insurance sectors.   He also helps manage Colin Biggers & Paisley's China Desk and trade mark portfolio.   Alex was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1999 and joined the legal practice in 2008. Alex is also a registered trade marks attorney.    
John Bowman is a partner in the corporate team. He has extensive knowledge of corporations law and the Australian Stock Exchange listing rules and has acted in regard to a large number of mergers, acquisitions, prospectuses and information memoranda. John has acted on prospectuses for several public companies and initial public offerings, and for public companies raising additional funds in the market. On a number of occasions, John has been the chairman of the due diligence committee for IPOs and devised and documented the due diligence process. John was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1976. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. John joined the legal practice as a partner in 1998.

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

Our ServicesView All