Colin Biggers & Paisley has been at the centre of Dunstan de Souza’s professional career since he joined the legal practice as a graduate solicitor in 1985. He became a partner in 1993, practising primarily in property development, was managing partner from 2007 to 2017 and is now a senior partner in the property team.
Dunstan’s commitment to, and deep understanding of, the legal practice has enabled him to significantly build on its successes in recent years.
Under Dunstan’s stewardship, Colin Biggers & Paisley have evolved into an elite legal practice, recognised for its top tier work, particularly in the specialisations of insurance, construction, property and commercial litigation. Over the past four years, Colin Biggers & Paisley's revenue growth has exceeded 40 per cent.
Dunstan has been responsible for the legal practice chalking up many ‘firsts’ in the legal sector. Colin Biggers & Paisley was the first Australian legal practice to open an office in the United Arab Emirates. Dunstan is a founding member of ADVOC Asia, an international network of respected law firms established to help clients respond to the opportunities presented by the rapidly growing Asia Pacific economies. He was ADVOC Asia's President from 2002-2014 and is currently a member of its International Executive.
Dunstan’s aspiration is not only for Colin Biggers & Paisley to achieve excellence in all it does, but also to be a legal practice that is respectful and compassionate, that supports staff to be the best they can be, and builds bridges between people and their communities.