Following the merger with Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers on 1 November 2021, Colin Biggers & Paisley welcomed 31 new talented team members to its legal practice.

The team includes six partners, two special counsel, four senior associates, and four solicitors.


David Grant - Partner, Commercial Litigation

Michael Nurse - Partner, Commercial Litigation 

Morgan Lane - Partner, Corporate and Commercial

Andrew Logie-Smith - Partner, Corporate and Commercial

Michael Lanyon - Partner, Property & Development

Ece Mustafa - Partner, Restructuring and Insolvency 

Simon Francis - Special Counsel, Commercial Litigation 

Sue Campbell - Special Counsel, Corporate and Commercial

Alex Kuraica - Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation 

Talitha Thomas - Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation 

Kathleena Young - Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation

Tegan Rudolph - Senior Associate, Corporate and Commercial

James Penman - Solicitor, Commercial Litigation

Kylie Trinh - Solicitor, Commercial Litigation

Michelle Yuan - Solicitor, Commercial Litigation

Michelle Suisala - Solicitor, Property & Development

Tracey Bartlett also joined the practice as Legal Project Director in the Property & Development Victoria group.

The merger combined the practice groups of Logie-Smith Lanyon and Colin Biggers & Paisley as one legal practice, Colin Biggers & Paisley.

Colin Biggers & Paisley's Managing Partner Nick Crennan said the merger with Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers strengthens the legal practice's position in the Melbourne market and client offering.

"While the pandemic has been challenging and changed the way we work and where we work, we've stayed close to opportunities for growth in our chosen markets and fields of expertise. 

We are delighted to welcome the team from Logie-Smith Lanyon to our practice. The team's broad expertise across corporate and commercial, and property and development, and shared values, and collaborative approach ensures they are an ideal fit for Colin Biggers & Paisley.

As one practice we are confident our clients will benefit from our enhanced service offering". 

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

About Colin Biggers & Paisley

Colin Biggers & Paisley has a century-long history of genuine expertise in transactions, projects, governance and dispute resolution. Our exceptional people and an unrelenting commitment to our clients has seen our practice evolve from a boutique legal practice in Sydney to a national legal practice with international reach. With a vision for growth, we now have 74 partners and 490 staff and offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

We’re particularly known for our insurance, property and construction experience, and have an established reputation in a range of other sectors. 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.

Our purpose is to work collectively to build and secure the future of our clients, colleagues and community.

For our clients, that means we’re invested and we’re loyal. To do our best by them, we invest in people with the right combination of legal, business, interpersonal and critical thinking skills, as well as in the right technology to enable them. When it is needed, our close-knit, expertise-based teams collaborate effectively to identify and solve complex issues. 

For each other, that means we value our collegiality, we respect and support one another, and we celebrate diverse contributions.

For our communities, that means we take a big-hearted, socially minded approach to provide active support and service where they are needed most. 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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