Colin Biggers & Paisley announces new Special Counsel

24 November 2017
Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of Special Counsel, Phi Vo who has joined the legal practice's corporate dispute resolution team in Brisbane. She will work with our teams and clients nationally.

Phi is a Registered Migration Agent and has been working in the immigration services industry for over ten years'. She is an experienced and trusted advisor in delivering advice and commercially focused solutions to Australian and International companies on immigration and visa matters. 

Phi's main areas of expertise include delivering strategic and planning advice to established and newly established businesses who require guidance on compliance and visa requirements, and resolution of complex immigration and visa issues. Phi provides advisory support to employers who require assistance with mobilising their workforce and filling skills shortages. Phi has assisted in structuring in house programs on visas and compliance, and has developed and managed specialist immigration projects such as exchange visas for Global Mobility Programs, Training and Research Visas and transfer of 457 visa holders to new legal entities. Phi also assists clients with immigration and visa compliance issues, such as managing responses to alleged breaches of 457 sponsor obligations to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 

Megan Kavanagh, Partner in the Corporate Dispute Resolution team says that Phi's appointment is a great new addition to the Brisbane team,

"Phi's significant experience in the immigration legal services will be a great asset to our team. We look forward to drawing on her experience to continue to strengthen our corporate dispute resolution and immigration services offering."

Phi has said she is excited to be joining the legal practice,

"Colin Biggers & Paisley are focused on developing new ways to deliver legal services that will prepare clients for the challenges of tomorrow. This approach aligns with my own philosophy, as I enjoy working in partnership with clients, am forward thinking, and tailor solutions that work and mitigate risk for my clients. I am looking forward to bringing my experience and expertise to the team and contributing to its success and growth."

This follows a number of other notable hires for the practice including special counsels Hamish Ratten and Steven Lurie and senior associate Timothy Coghlan, and the promotion of Patrick Cavanagh to senior associate in the insurance group.

For more information please contact Linda Branton on 02 8281 4594 or

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 70 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, with associated firms in Adelaide and Perth. Through our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, as well as our close association with Dubai law firm LutfiCBP, 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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