Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Franklin as a senior associate to their transport and logistics team in Brisbane. 

Nicole has particular experience advising her clients on how to manage the legal response to high profile matters in the transport industry including investigations, environmental clean-ups, statutory responsibilities, liability and dispute resolution. She has significant experience with maritime law issues including contractual responsibilities, legal liabilities and litigation and drafting and advising on complex contractual documents.

In addition to her expertise in transport law, Nicole also has extensive experience in government administrative law. Nicole has worked with Commonwealth and Queensland government departments and agencies to conduct merits and judicial review proceedings and advise on statutory interpretation, government decision-making and privacy.

Managing Partner Nick Crennan said he is excited by Nicole's appointment to the Brisbane practice, noting the transport and logistics team's mounting reputation as a distinguished legal provider.

"Our transport and logistics team have continued to deliver impressive results for our clients. Nicole's appointment to the practice will no doubt strengthen our ability to provide quality legal advice to our clients."

Nicole's appointment follows the recognition of the transport and logistics practice in multiple legal directories including Chambers and Partners (Asia Pacific) 2019, Doyle's Guide 2019, the Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 and Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) 2019. 

Chambers and Partners (Asia Pacific) 2019 ranked the Colin Biggers & Paisley Shipping practice as Band 2 with Stuart Hetherington, Michelle Taylor, Andrew Tulloch and Stephen Thompson listed as recommended lawers in this area. Doyle's Guide 2019 also listed Stuart Hetherington, Michelle Taylor, Andrew Tulloch and Stephen Thompson as Leading Shipping & Maritime Lawyers with the shipping practice receiving a Tier 1 ranking. The most recent edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia saw Stuart Hetherington, Andrew Probert, Michelle Taylor, Andrew Tulloch and Stephen Thompson each individually recognised as leading transportation lawyers.

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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.

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