Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Smith as a senior associate in the legal practice's insurance team in Brisbane.

The appointment further strengthens the insurance practice which is widely recognised for its expertise in the industry. The practice is ranked as band one in Chambers Asia Pacific for 2018, as well as the Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Insurance Law in Australia for the 2018 and 2019 Editions.

Angela has more than 14 years' experience acting on behalf of insurers, underwriters, financial institutions, insured SMEs and professionals and has advised on complex professional lines claims against insurance, financial and property professionals, in addition to property damage and business interruption claims. She has expertise in professional indemnity, product liability, liability, commercial, and property/business interruption litigation.

"Angela's experience will be invaluable to the insurance practice and will be a great addition to our growing Brisbane team," said Vijay Edwards, Insurance partner.

Vijay said Angela's appointment is the most significant arrival since that of Michelle Taylor who joined the practice in June.

Angela said one of the things she was most looking forward to about her move to Colin Biggers & Paisley is the national and international reach of the practice,

"Colin Biggers & Paisley is known for its leading lawyers, particularly in insurance. I'm looking forward to contributing to the practice here in Australia but also in London as our presence continues to grow there." Angela said.

This announcement comes just weeks after the band one ranking of Colin Biggers & Paisley's insurance practice in Chambers Asia Pacific for 2018, as well as the Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Insurance Law in Australia for the 2018 and 2019 Editions.

For more information please contact Linda Branton on 02 8281 4594 or linda.branton@cbp.com.au.

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 67 partners and 470 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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