Colin Biggers & Paisley begins new financial year as a corporation

1 July 2015

Colin Biggers & Paisley begins new financial year as a corporation

After well over a hundred years of trading as a partnership, east coast law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has embraced an incorporated model and will now trade as Colin Biggers & Paisley Pty Ltd in the three states where it is based - New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

According to managing partner Dunstan de Souza, the change was a logical move: "We have grown rapidly in the last five years, expanding to Victoria in 2012 and to Queensland the following year. As a result, we found ourselves with a hybrid structure, with a partnership model in New South Wales and Victoria but an incorporated model in Queensland.

"Converting to an incorporated model in all three states made sense not just because we are achieving uniformity, but because it will create operational efficiencies. Our support teams will not be burdened with the complexity of dealing with different entities and will be able to streamline processes in a number of key areas. These changes will inevitably benefit our clients.

"By incorporating, we are also setting our sights on the future. We are following an ambitious blueprint for continued growth and the new structure will make it easier for us to attract new people in the areas where we are expanding. I see this as a historic moment for the firm."

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About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a firm with 60 partners and almost 400 staff. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, commercial and corporate, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics. The firm acts for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. CBP has both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.

CBP is based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with associated firms in Adelaide and Perth. Through our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, as well as our close association with Dubai law firm LutfiCBP, we are able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.

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