Colin Biggers & Paisley on hiring spree

19 May 2017

Colin Biggers & Paisley has announced the appointment of two new special counsel and one new senior associate.

Sian Jones has joined the legal practice as a special counsel in its litigation and dispute resolution team. Based in Colin Biggers & Paisley's Sydney office, she has extensive experience in commercial litigation practising primarily in the areas of contracts, trade practices, insolvency, corporate and commercial, professional negligence, building and construction law. 

Chris Dirckze has joined the legal practice's banking and finance team, based in its Brisbane office. He has built up a broad range of financial and legal experience over the last sixteen years having worked extensively in both fields. Chris's most recent position has been with a major Australian bank in the institutional loan markets area.

The legal practice has also appointed Michael Finney as a senior associate in its corporate and commercial team in its Brisbane office. He has a strong background in commercial law with a focus on capital raising. 

These new appointments come as the legal practice gears up to announce its largest round of promotions to date. 

"We're continuing to grow as a legal practice and continue to attract a fantastic calibre of senior lawyers to Colin Biggers & Paisley", said Managing Partner Dunstan de Souza. "We invest in the development of our people. This is an important part of our strategy and one of the ways we attract leading talent."
"Our client base and employee numbers have continued to increase year on year and we're always on the lookout for more talent to keep up with client demand." 

These appointments follow a number of other recent hires, including special counsel, Rachel Pie and partner, Greg Begaud in the construction and engineering team, and property partners, Duane Keighran and Lisa Lane.  

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Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 68 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.

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Sian Jones Special Counsel