Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Taylor to the practice's Transport and Logistics group and its Brisbane insurance team.

The appointment further strengthens the Colin Biggers & Paisley's insurance practice which was recently ranked to be 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. Its partners and shipping practice have also long been recognised as a leading practice in these and other similar publications.

Michelle has more than 20 years' experience in maritime and insurance law practice. She has been recognised internationally in Chambers Asia Pacific as a Leading Lawyer in Shipping since 2013 for her comprehensive knowledge of marine casualties, including groundings, collisions, pollution, salvage and wreck removal. Michelle has significant experience in ship building and charterparty disputes in the Asia Pacific region. She also has depth of knowledge in relation to the road transport industry and has been involved in the defence of prosecutions under the chain of responsibility legislation and the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

"We work hard to attract outstanding talent and Michelle will be a very significant addition to our already impressive transport and insurance practice," said Andrew Tulloch, Transport and Logistics partner and head of the Insurance practice.

Andrew said Michelle's appointment is the latest addition to the Brisbane team which has grown in numbers over the past 6 months.

"We're continuing to build our expertise to meet the ever-growing client demand."

Meanwhile, Michelle is looking forward to be joining the practice.

"I am delighted to be joining the Colin Biggers & Paisley team and working with its strong, internationally recognised teams in both the transport sector and in insurance."

It follows the appointment of partner Vijay Edwards, as well as the promotions of Stuart Unwin to Special Counsel and Patrick Cavanagh to Senior Associate in the Brisbane insurance team.

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