Our lawyers among finalists for Women in Law Awards

15 September 2016
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce that partner Amanda Ryding and solicitor Aristea Friedrich have been named as finalists in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

Amanda joined the legal practice in 2008 and is a leading insurance lawyer recognised in Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Doyle's Guide. Since October 2015, she has played an integral part in the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation's Victims of Violence Project. This project provides a specialised referral scheme to support victims of domestic and sexual violence in New South Wales. Partner and Head of Pro Bono and Responsible Business Daniel Creasey said, "Amanda has shown incredible commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism in driving this project. She has led the team internally and established a strong framework in which this project can operate under. At the same time, Amanda has further developed the important relationship with the Women's Legal Service NSW. Combined, our joint team is creating positive legal outcomes for women in NSW."

Aristea is a finalist in the young gun of the year category. Working directly with her supervising partner, Melissa Fenton, Aristea's experience includes defending professional negligence claims brought against solicitors alleging fraud, collusion, unconscionable conduct, and/or conspiracy. She has developed a strong commercial and litigious skill base through her exposure to the insurance team's diverse and complex practice, and she has proven herself to be capable of taking on a high level of responsibility. Melissa Fenton said that, "Aristea has an outstanding ability to grasp complex concepts and her legal ability, including her commercial acumen, is developed beyond her years of admission."

For more information please contact Grace Miller on (02) 8281 4658 or grace.miller@cbp.com.au

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Amanda Ryding Partner

Aristea Friedrich Solicitor