Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Morgan as a special counsel in their insurance team in Sydney.

Michelle specialises in complex litigation and has significant experience in professional indemnity, directors’ & officers’ liability, management liability, major property damage and fidelity claims, including a number of high profile/multi-party disputes and shareholder class actions. She has appeared in Courts at all levels of federal and state jurisdictions. Her practice focuses on professional indemnity and directors & officers liability insurance, advising on all aspects of claims including indemnity as well as front end policy issues.

Managing Partner Nick Crennan said he is excited by the growth and success of the insurance practice over the past year, noting that the practice continues to attract high caliber talent.

"Our insurance practice has undergone significant growth in recent times and has had impressive success in a number of areas. The appointment of Michelle Morgan will play an important role in continuing the success of the practice, particularly through her experience in professional indemnity and D&O liability insurance claims."

The insurance practice as well as a number of insurance partners, including Patrick Monahan, Greg Skehan and Keith Bethlehem were recently recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 for their expertise in insurance.

The insurance practice also welcomed special counsel Katrina Gillies and senior associate John McGirr its Melbourne team late last year. This appointment follows a number of recent promotions for the insurance practice with Toby Blyth and Debbie Kaminskas promoted to partner, Danielle Skinner to special counsel and Lachlan Boughton, Landis Michaels and Julian Peake promoted to senior associate.

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. Through our growing Middle East Practice and our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, 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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