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Shannon Platt
Partner
t: +61 2 9373 1465+61 2 9373 1465
o: Sydney
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Shannon leads the Corporate Group and is the National Service Line Leader of the Intellectual Property Technology Team. She has more than 20 years' experience representing clients in patent, trade mark, copyright and design disputes in the Federal Court and litigation arising from misleading and deceptive conduct and protecting trade secrets.   Shannon is also a registered Trade Marks Attorney and Notary Public, managing an international trade marks portfolio. She advises on brand protection, trade mark registrability and enforcement and acts in opposition and non-use proceedings before the Trade Marks Office. Shannon also advises on advertising and marketing clearance, trade promotions and the commercialisation of intellectual property.
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Catherine Power
Partner
t: +61 2 6263 6373+61 2 6263 6373
m: +61 427 330 193+61 427 330 193
o: Canberra
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Catherine is a market leading lawyer in Canberra who has more than 15 years' experience in insurance litigation. She is attuned to her clients' needs and is known for her strong management and leadership skills.
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Elizabeth Pulle
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 6263 6376+61 2 6263 6376
o: Canberra
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Elizabeth has more than 12 years’ experience in commercial areas of law. She has a broad range of experience, having worked in the private sector, in house corporate as well as for the Commonwealth and ACT Government.
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Darren Rankine
Partner
t: +61 2 4924 7239+61 2 4924 7239
m: +61 414 271 697+61 414 271 697
o: Newcastle
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Darren specialises in advising on, documenting and negotiating construction and infrastructure projects in the commercial, university, mining, maritime, water industry, retail and residential sectors.
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Bernadette Rayment
Partner
t: +61 2 9373 1480+61 2 9373 1480
m: +61 403 501 079+61 403 501 079
o: Sydney
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Bernadette is a litigator and advocate with more than 25 years' experience providing legal advice to the Commonwealth Government. She advises on merits review, judicial review and statutory interpretation, and represents clients before Royal Commissions and inquiries.
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Anthony Reilly
Consultant
t: +61 2 6263 6304+61 2 6263 6304
m: +61 417 068 670+61 417 068 670
o: Canberra
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Sarah Richards
Special Counsel
t: +61 8 9288 8057+61 8 9288 8057
m: +61 447 762 576+61 447 762 576
o: Perth
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Sarah is an experienced litigator and insurance lawyer. She advises insurers, corporations and professionals on a broad range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on professional indemnity (PI) and directors' & officers' (D&O) matters.
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Chris Rimmer
Partner
t: +61 8 9492 2288+61 8 9492 2288
m: +61 412 365 825+61 412 365 825
o: Perth
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Chris is an experienced insurance law practitioner with expertise in public and product liability, workers' compensation and common law compensation, and motor vehicle and personal injury.
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Carly Roberts
Special Counsel
t: +61 2 4924 7263+61 2 4924 7263
m: +61 401 785 540+61 401 785 540
o: Newcastle
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Carly is a construction lawyer with experience acting for principals, contractors and subcontractors in contentious and non-contentious matters. She is commercially driven and committed to achieving the best results for her clients.
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Marianne Robinson
Special Counsel
t: +61 2 9260 2755+61 2 9260 2755
m: +61 412 100 884+61 412 100 884
o: Sydney
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Marianne is one of Australia's leading advisors to mutual companies. She has advised this sector for more than 16 years and has been involved with the creation and regulation of many mutual companies.
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Laura Rush
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2767+61 2 9260 2767
m: +61 401 331 387+61 401 331 387
o: Sydney
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Laura manages and advises clients on a broad range of liability matters, particularly those involving complex liability and quantum issues, intentional torts, property damage and statutory classes of insurance. She has appeared in the Local, District and Supreme Courts of NSW and is an experienced practitioner who is commercially minded and always strives to achieve the best results for her clients.
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Renée Sadler
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2731+61 2 9260 2731
m: +61 418 169 740+61 418 169 740
o: Sydney
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Renée is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. She specialises in insurance litigation with a focus on CTP claims and fraud. Her expertise extends to indemnity disputes, dual insurance and recovery issues.
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Mark Sainsbury
Partner
t: +61 7 3016 5033+61 7 3016 5033
m: +61 408 687 770+61 408 687 770
o: Brisbane
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Mark is an experienced defendant insurance lawyer who has acted for insured and insurer clients for the duration of his career. Mark's experience spans defending both professional indemnity and public liability claims across a variety of industries, with particular focus on defending claims arising from within the legal, medical and aviation arenas.
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Leon Sakaris
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2642+61 2 9260 2642
m: +61 414 908 008+61 414 908 008
o: Sydney
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Leon is a senior property partner who primarily advises on major development projects where his skills in structuring joint ventures and negotiating finance facilities are highly valued by clients ranging from developers to government entities.
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Phillip Salem
State & Territory Government Leader
t: +61 2 9373 1436+61 2 9373 1436
o: Sydney
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Phillip advises governments on high profile and complex projects spanning major procurement projects to Commissions of Inquiry and government asset sales. He is consistently ranked in the AFR’s Australian Best Lawyers list for Government.
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Chris Sargent
Consultant
t: +61 8 8415 9824+61 8 8415 9824
m: +61 411 756 779+61 411 756 779
o: Adelaide
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Chris is an experienced insurance litigator who understands the employment law principles that are critical to finding solutions to the workforce issues that registered employers and self-insured companies face.
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Cheree Sawley
Special Counsel
t: +61 2 4924 7656+61 2 4924 7656
o: Newcastle
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Cheree's skills in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, combined with her previous experience in general commercial matters, allow her to assist clients to achieve settlement where possible and to forcefully pursue her clients' interests through litigation where necessary. Cheree is passionate about engaging with her clients and understanding their businesses and what they want for the future so she can help them achieve their goals.
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Melissa Scriva
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9260 2659+61 2 9260 2659
o: Sydney
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Melissa advises clients on Commonwealth workers' compensation claims and specialises in administrative law, immigration law, statutory compensation law and litigation.
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