Colin Biggers & Paisley expands national employment and safety team

25 July 2017
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul O'Halloran as a partner in their employment and safety team.

Paul has over 15 years' experience, specialising in high risk matters in employment law, including employment-related litigation, workplace and institutional misconduct, preventing and resolving industrial and bargaining disputes, assisting with discrimination and sexual harassment compliance and defending and resolving unfair dismissal and adverse action claims. He also has experience in work health and safety and assists employers managing ill and injured workers.

Paul's addition to the team will continue to add to the firm's ever-growing expertise in the employment and safety space. The team has grown from one lawyer in 2013 to a team of 15 lawyers across Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Prior to his new role, Paul was practice head at FCB Workplace Law’s Melbourne office.

Head of Colin Biggers & Paisley's national employment and safety team, Greg McCann said, "we have had a lot of success with growing our employment and safety team nationally. Paul's addition will continue to strengthen our capacity to assist our clients, particularly in Melbourne. We have had such a high calibre of lawyers joining the team over the past three years and are very excited to have Paul on board."

Commenting on his new appointment, Paul said “My move was predicated on a need to ensure my clients, particularly non-government schools and religious entities, could benefit from the capabilities of a progressive full service firm able to cater for a variety of complex legal needs, while at the same offering flexible cost advantages. Many of my clients will also find appealing, as I do,  the admirable efforts CBP have made protecting the rights of women and children, through its own pro bono foundation”.

This appointment follows the announcement of Seamus Gunson who joined as a property partner last week, also in the firm's Melbourne office.

Colin Biggers & Paisley made a total of 14 lateral partner hires over the past financial year and recently promoted Ana Kolovos and Tim Seton to partner.

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About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 72 partners and 450 employees. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics. We act for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. We have both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.

Colin Biggers & Paisley 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.

We launched the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation in 2015, with a core focus on promoting and protecting the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad through an innovative mix of pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.

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Paul O'Halloran Partner