Senior associate Michael Russell from Colin Biggers & Paisley's insurance team was named a winner in the 2013 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards, which recognise the increasingly important role that young lawyers play in the legal profession.

The awards are open to lawyers throughout Australia who work in private practice or in house and are under 30 years of age. The judges received more than 100 nominations and selected 30 winners across ten categories.

Michael's nomination was singled out for his experience on large and complex matters including Aristocrat, Opes Prime, Lehman Bros and One.Tel, as well as large catastrophic events including Cyclone Yasi, the Victorian bushfires, the Queensland and Victorian floods and the New Zealand earthquakes.

"We are delighted with Michael's achievement," said managing partner Dunstan de Souza. "He has worked on a very impressive list of cases and his submission was supported by wonderful client testimonials, so I feel that he has truly earned this recognition."

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