Colin Biggers & Paisley is pleased to announce the appointment of partner Rebecca Scott to the practice's Brisbane insurance team.

Rebecca is an experienced professional indemnity practitioner, having more than 17 years' insurance and commercial litigation experience.

Rebecca has acted in an array of disputes and litigation, of all sizes, for plaintiffs and defendants from a diverse range of backgrounds, industries, and sectors. That includes insurance, legal, construction, property and development, transport, banking and finance, medical, education, native title and related matters, and commissions and inquiries work. She has particular expertise in acting for solicitors and their insurers in complex litigated claims and policy disputes. Rebecca, an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation (Queensland), will strengthen the Queensland office's insurance offering and bolster its internationally recognised insurance practice, as well as providing additional support for the legal practice's capability in disputes and litigation.

Managing Partner Nick Crennan said the appointment reflects the practice's focus on growing its key areas and supporting major insurer clients along the east coast and nationally.

"Rebecca's appointment will strengthen our professional indemnity offering and will help us meet growing client demand. In addition, Rebecca's extensive commercial litigation experience will bolster our disputes and investigations capability, another key growth area for the practice."
Rebecca said she was delighted to be joining a national legal practice with a market leading reputation.

"Colin Biggers & Paisley is known for its dynamic, supportive and collaborative environment. I'm looking forward to working closely with my colleagues and growing my practice in an area of law that I'm very passionate about."

Rebecca's appointment follows the recent Insurance Group promotions of Jane O'Neill to Partner, Alistair Boughton, Timothy Coghlan and John McGirr to Special Counsel, and Nelson Ridges to Senior Associate. Recent national hires in the insurance practice include Special Counsels Laura Reisz and Emily Yin, and Senior Associates David Kim and Ingrid Lehmann.

For more information, please contact Linda Branton on 02 8281 4594 or linda.branton@cbp.com.au.

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley was founded over a century ago. Today we are a legal practice with 69 partners and 480 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. Through our growing Middle East Practice and our affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, 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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