Best Lawyers lists 28 partners and names Colin Biggers & Paisley insurance law firm of the year

7 April 2017
Twenty-eight of Colin Biggers & Paisley's partners have been ranked in the 2018 edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia, including senior partner Patrick Monahan who has been named lawyer of the year in the insurance practice area. Colin Biggers & Paisley has also been named the 2018 insurance law firm of the year.  

Fourteen partners were ranked as leading insurance lawyers and include Andrew Probert, Andrew Tulloch, Cathryn Prowse, Patrick Monahan, Vanessa Kemp, Gavin Creighton, Amanda Ryding, David Miller, Greg Skehan, Keith Bethlehem, Melissa Fenton, Paul Bannon, Peter Moran and Stuart Hetherington.

Antony Riordan, Brad Kermond, Jonathan Stafford and Geoff Standen are listed as leading construction and infrastructure lawyers, and Damien Butler, Nigel Watson and Scott Hedge as leading insolvency lawyers. Ian Wright is listed as a leading planning and environment lawyer and Greg McCann a leading occupational health and safety lawyer.

Listed for alternative dispute resolution are Patrick Monahan (in addition to his insurance listing), Nigel Watson (in addition to insolvency), Alex Ostermayer, Stuart Hetherington and Patrick Tuohey. Jon Meadmore is listed as a leading commercial lawyer, and David Miller and Paul Bannon for product liability litigation (in addition to both being listed in insurance). For litigation, Stuart Hetherington and Geoff Standen (in addition to Geoff's construction and infrastructure listing) are named.

Rebecca Castley is listed for real property law and Simon Fraser for trusts and estates, while Greg Skehan is listed in class action litigation in addition to insurance, and Stephen Thompson has been listed for transport along with Andrew Probert (in addition to Andrew's insurance listing).

Two partners are listed in multiple categories. Andrew Tulloch is listed for aviation, trade,  transportation and insurance, while Stuart Hetherington is listed in alternative dispute resolution, insurance, litigation, shipping and maritime, and transportation law.

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Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 68 partners and 430 staff. 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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Amanda Ryding Partner

Andrew Probert Partner

Andrew Tulloch Partner

Brad Kermond Partner

Cathryn Prowse Partner

David Miller Partner

Gavin Creighton Partner

Greg McCann Partner

Greg Skehan Senior Partner

Ian Wright Senior Partner

Jon Meadmore Partner

Keith Bethlehem Partner

Nigel Watson Consultant

Patrick Monahan Senior Partner

Patrick Tuohey Partner

Paul Bannon Partner

Peter Moran Partner

Rebecca Castley Partner

Scott Hedge Partner

Simon Fraser Partner

Stephen Thompson Partner

Stuart Hetherington Partner

Vanessa Kemp Partner