8 January 2015
Two of Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers' partners are listed as leading lawyers in Who's Who Legal Transport 2015. Andrew Tulloch is listed for shipping and aviation law and Stuart Hetherington for shipping law.
Andrew Tulloch, who is also the current President of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, notes that the shift from catastrophe-based disputes to commercial litigation in recent years was greatly challenged in 2014 with several major aviation disasters. "The difficulties around recovering wreckage and victims, obtaining reliable information on causation, and bringing the perpetrators of the MH17 crash to justice are likely to be ongoing," explains Tulloch. "All are likely to have a significant effect on public confidence in the airline industry."
Stuart Hetherington is positive about the year ahead for shipping: "This will be a challenging year for everyone involved in the transport and logistics industry. I look forward to seeing the federal government bringing forward the much needed changes to the coastal shipping regime it inherited, and also spending time discussing the many international conventions that it has failed to ratify with maritime lawyers and industry."
As the shipping industry expands globally, so does the interest in this area of law. Tulloch is enthusiastic about the possibilities in a roundtable featured in Who's Who Legal Transport 2015: "Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers has benefited from the trend to move work from the large firms to the mid-sized firms and is growing fast in all areas... my own move to the firm in 2013 was in recognition of the advantages in joining a firm that was committed to growth of the transport practice and saw opportunities to further build its reputation and practice in this field."
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