Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Pro Bono Program of the Year finalist

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Congratulations to all our pro bono lawyers

Chambers and partners 2016
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Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2015

Pro Bono Program of the Year finalist

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation named as finalist in Human Rights Awards 2015

Congratulations to all our pro bono lawyers

Chambers and partners 2016
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,

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A patent can be a powerful tool to protect your business
Court of Appeal dramatically increases penalty for safety breaches

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Rebecca Castley has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley's property team, signalling further expansion of the legal practice's Brisbane office.
Maysaa Parrino has been nominated for the Partner of the Year Award for 2016 in the Construction and Infrastructure category.
The #A2JPrize is to be awarded annually by the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation.
Sham contracting poses great risks for employers
The UK High Court's recent decision in Eurokey v Giles demonstrates the high standard of conduct required of brokers when placing business interruption cover.

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Mark Robertson
Senior Associate

Mark is a senior associate in the insurance team. He is a barrister by training and an expert in arbitration, mediation, dispute resolution, submission drafting and court litigation. His expertise encompasses international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, directors' duties, equity/fiduciary duties, insolvency, employment and insurance law. Mark has been involved in a wide range of litigation, including company and commercial matters and cases involving fraud. He has practised in New Zealand, in London and in New South Wales. While in London he worked for an international commercial law firm in the investment treaty and international commercial arbitration team. Mark has assisted with a number of major international arbitrations, including a review of submissions and witness evidence for a large European telecommunications company with an amount in dispute of several billion Euros. He drafted detailed submissions in an international investment dispute against a European state and advised a large US company on sanctions imposed by the UN, EU, US and UK on Libya in 2011. Mark has a Master of Law and Business from Bucerius Law School / WHU Otto-Beisheim School of Management in Hamburg in addition to his bachelor degrees in law and commerce. He joined the legal practice in 2013.

Carolyn Wait
Senior Associate

Carolyn Wait is a senior associate in the insurance team. Her practice is centred around general litigation, particularly in the fields of transport, professional indemnity and life insurance.    She has significant experience acting for clients in the transport industry, including marine insurers (hull machinery and cargo), road, sea and rail carriers, P&I clubs, freight forwarders, stevedores and their respective insurers in liability related matters.   Carolyn acts for both local and international insurers in liability and property damage claims. She also conducts life insurance claims, general liability claims and professional indemnity claims for insurers and insureds against solicitors, accountants, insurance brokers and other professionals.   Carolyn was admitted to practice in 2005.

Simone Farrugia
Senior Associate

Simone Farrugia is a senior associate in the dispute resolution team. She has acted in a broad range of matters, including debt recovery for public and private companies and various organisations. She advises and acts on building and construction disputes, general contractual disputes, freezing orders, general declaratory relief, insolvency, winding up and bankruptcy actions. She also provides commercial advice and assists in the negotiation of disputes in pre-litigation dealings. Simone is able to represent clients in all court jurisdictions and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. She has represented a broad range of clients, including listed and private companies, small businesses, local councils, insolvency practitioners and individuals involved in litigation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in addition to her law degree and is admitted to practice in the Queensland Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.
Stephen is a partner in the construction and engineering team. Stephen acts predominantly for private clients on major infrastructure projects and commercial and residential property developments. Stephen's experience covers a broad range of sectors, including rail, road, airports, waste, water and wastewater, hospitals, schools and prisons. Stephen also has experience in the energy sector, including renewable energy projects such as onshore and offshore wind farms. Stephen was admitted as a solicitor in 2002, and spent five years in London working in the energy and infrastructure team of an international law firm. Stephen's recent experience includes roles on the following projects: •    WestConnex 1B road project •    WestConnex 2 road project •    Northern Beaches Hospital PPP project •    Sydney Light Rail PPP project •    Ravenhall Prison PPP project •    North West Rail Link PPP •    North West Rail Link (tunnels and stations package) project •    NorthConnex road project •    East West Link PPP project. Stephen was listed as a recommended lawyer in construction in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the L egal 500 Asia Pacific . Stephen was made partner at Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2014.  

Eva Vicic
Senior Associate

Eva Vicic is a senior associate in the property and development team. She has acted for large corporations, property trusts, developers, private syndicates and high net worth individuals.   Eva has experience in drafting and negotiating sale, acquisition and project documentation for commercial, retail, residential, industrial and mixed-use properties. This includes preparing strata documentation and project contracts for large scale off-the-plan developments and managing all legal aspects of the project.   Eva's experience also covers vendor and purchaser title and leasing due diligence. She has acted for both landlords and tenants drafting and negotiating leases, fit out agreements and agreements for lease for commercial and retail properties. In addition, Eva has provided advice on make good provisions in retail and commercial leases, easements, put and call option rights, finance structuring for large scale industrial acquisitions and mortgagee in possession matters.   As well as holding a Bachelor of Laws, Eva has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Relations. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Eva joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2014.

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