Leading national legal practice Colin Biggers & Paisley has recently appointed Morgen Kerry and Ben Christoffel as senior associates in their property and development team and construction and engineering team respectively. The pair are the latest hires in a string of lateral appointments over the past few months.

Morgen has over 10 years' experience in advisory and transactional matters involving property and development law. She advises clients on complex acquisition and sales of commercial, industrial, rural and residential property. Morgen has a particular practice focus on development projects and arrangements, general property advice, leasing, construction contracts, off-the-plan sales and distressed property transactions.

Ben has experience working for a diverse range of clients including principals, government departments and contractors, with a particular focus on major infrastructure transactions, Public Private Partnerships, airports and seaports, global engineering projects, processing plants and high-rise construction.

Colin Biggers & Paisley Managing Partner Nick Crennan said the two new appointments further strengthen the growing practice groups.

"We are a market leader in property and construction. We're known for our deep local knowledge and the level of sophistication of our client service and delivery. We're investing in technology and developing ways to do things faster, better and more efficiently for clients."

"Morgen and Ben's skills and experience complement our practice offerings and they will be a great asset to our teams."

The practice has also recently welcomed five new partners to the practice. Connie Chen has joined the corporate and commercial team and China practice, Megan Bowe and Sara McRostie have joined employment and safety, Michelle Taylor in insurance and Glen Williams in restructuring and insolvency.

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 68 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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