Construction lawyer joins Colin Biggers & Paisley

by Nathan Abbott
2 June 2013
Experienced construction lawyer Nathan Abbott has joined the construction law team in the Melbourne office of Colin Biggers & Paisley. He brings with him years of experience acquired in construction and major project work in national and international law firms.

Nathan has acted on construction disputes in all Australian jurisdictions. He also works in the non-contentious areas of construction law, providing advice and drafting and negotiating contracts on behalf of his clients.

The projects Nathan has worked on include office buildings, sporting complexes, large residential developments, freight distribution facilities, food processing facilities and port and airport redevelopments.

"For me, having the chance to help develop CBP's construction practice in Melbourne was too good an opportunity to miss", said Nathan. "CBP has historically made construction law a priority. The firm is highly regarded and it has good relationships within the sector. Expanding the construction team's reach within the Melbourne market is a challenge I relish."

Managing partner Dunstan de Souza explained the rationale behind the new appointment: "Since our entry into the Melbourne legal market, we've been keen to boost the capabilities of our Melbourne office in particular areas, so that they match our traditional fields of expertise. Construction is a vital practice area for us and we were determined that the skills within the Sydney office be mirrored in Melbourne.

"Nathan's distinguished background as both an advisor and a litigator makes him ideally suited for our team."

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About Colin Biggers & Paisley (CBP)

CBP was founded over a century ago and today is a firm with 43 partners and over 250 staff. The firm is highly regarded for its expertise in property and development law, building and construction, environment and planning, trade and transport, litigation, insurance, commercial and corporate law. The firm acts for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. CBP has both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.

CBP is based in Sydney and Melbourne, with associated firms in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Through its affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, as well as its close association with Dubai law firm LutfiCBP, CBP is able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.

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Dunstan de Souza Senior Partner

Nathan Abbott Partner