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Ben Dube
Partner
t: +61 7 3016 5008+61 7 3016 5008
m: +61 405 498 259+61 405 498 259
o: Brisbane
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Ben predominantly appears as counsel in Commonwealth courts and tribunals. His expertise is in statutory classes and administrative law.
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Michael Dwyer
Partner
t: 61 8 8415 980661 8 8415 9806
m: 61 404 828 22761 404 828 227
o: Adelaide
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Michael specialises in statutory litigation in both the state and Commonwealth jurisdictions. He was included in the 2013 Best Lawyers Australia list, which was published by the AFR.
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Felicity Edwards
Partner
t: +61 2 9373 1469+61 2 9373 1469
m: +61 402 849 502+61 402 849 502
o: Sydney
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Felicity is a workplace lawyer who assists clients in the private and public sector with privacy and employment related issues. She has seen matters through to state and federal courts and tribunals including unfair dismissals, general protections claims, contractual disputes and anti-discrimination claims.
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Daniel Eliades
Senior Associate
t: +61 8 8415 9802+61 8 8415 9802
o: Adelaide
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Daniel specialises in state-based worker’s compensation litigation, advising registered agents and self-insured clients. He regularly appears before the South Australian Employment Tribunal. Daniel prides himself on his personable nature and his ability to provide pragmatic settlement solutions. He is able to articulate the strengths and weaknesses of the claim in a professional manner to avoid unnecessary legal costs.
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Karwan Eskerie
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2466+61 2 9260 2466
m: +61 424 893 572+61 424 893 572
o: Sydney
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Karwan is a litigator and government law specialist, with extensive experience acting for various government clients in a wide range of practice areas, including constitutional, administrative, regulatory and commercial law.
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Katherine Evans
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9260 2674+61 2 9260 2674
o: Sydney
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Katherine is an administrative lawyer and solicitor advocate who regularly appears for Commonwealth departments and agencies in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia. Katherine is also the solicitor on record and instructs Counsel in complex judicial review litigation before the Full Court of the Federal Court and in the High Court of Australia.
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Frank Farsaci
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9260 2677+61 2 9260 2677
o: Sydney
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Frank is an insurance lawyer and has eight years’ experience in CTP, dealing with fraud matters, dual insurance, recovery issues and indemnity disputes.
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Maxine Feletti
Partner
t: +61 2 6263 6338+61 2 6263 6338
m: +61 438 441 224+61 438 441 224
o: Canberra
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Maxine is a safety and disputes lawyer works with private and public sector clients, including employers and insurers. She leads our State Compensation team in Canberra.
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Andrew Ferguson
Special Counsel
t: +61 2 4924 7251+61 2 4924 7251
m: +61 418 977 454+61 418 977 454
o: Newcastle
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Andrew is an experienced property lawyer, known for providing exceptional service to his clients. Andrew looks for different ways to help and engage with his clients, taking the time to understand their needs, adding value to their projects.
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Angel Fernandes
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9260 2681+61 2 9260 2681
o: Sydney
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Angel is an experienced lawyer who specialises in administrative law and Commonwealth statutory classes of insurance. She advises clients on a range of issues and regularly represents them in litigated proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court of Australia.
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Tim Ferrier
Consultant
t: +61 7 3001 9215+61 7 3001 9215
m: +61 412 526 061+61 412 526 061
o: Brisbane
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Tim is a Consultant in the Corporate & Commercial team. He has a long-standing practice in property law substantially in commercial property and increasingly in all facets of agribusiness. Tim has a natural and consistent commitment to strong relationships with his clients.
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Vanessa Finlayson
Special Counsel
t: +61 2 9260 2727+61 2 9260 2727
o: Sydney
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Vanessa is a passionate and experienced insurance litigator, with more than 10 years’ experience in CTP. She is deeply familiar with the Medical Assessment Service (MAS), as advocate before the Claims Assessment and Resolution Service Assessment and Resolution Service (CARS) and Court. She approaches litigation from a commercial perspective, without losing sight of the effect a motor accident can have on an injured person.
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Jack Gardiner
Senior Associate
t: +61 7 3016 5077+61 7 3016 5077
o: Brisbane
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Jack is a senior commercial litigator and insolvency lawyer with extensive experience in complex and contentious disputes—including overseeing court proceedings in disputes related to corporate, commercial, property, insolvency and insurance law across all Queensland and federal jurisdictions. His experience also extends to all aspects of bankruptcy and corporate insolvency.
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Paul Gavazzi
Partner
t: +61 2 9373 3510+61 2 9373 3510
m: +61 404 828 262+61 404 828 262
o: Sydney
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Paul leads the Commercial & Projects Group. He is a construction and major projects lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience and advises on complex engineering, energy, mining, minerals processing and transport projects. Paul’s expertise spans contracting and procurement, as well as dispute resolution.
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Nick Giourgas
Partner
t: +61 8 8415 9835+61 8 8415 9835
m: +61 423 338 449+61 423 338 449
o: Adelaide
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Nick has been advising on South Australian WorkCover matters and working with self-insured clients since 2008. He acts on a diverse range of files at conciliation and judicial determination level, throughout the life of the claim.
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Philip Glaister
Special Counsel
t: +61 3 9291 2215+61 3 9291 2215
o: Melbourne
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Philip has over 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry, as a solicitor, barrister and claims handler. Admitted in several Australian jurisdictions, he is a litigation specialist with superior court/tribunal trial, appeal and mediation exposure involving white-collar and construction professionals.
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Sascha Gore
Special Counsel
t: +61 8 9288 8029+61 8 9288 8029
o: Perth
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Matylda Gostylla
Senior Associate
t: +61 7 3016 5035+61 7 3016 5035
o: Brisbane
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Matylda works closely with Commonwealth agencies and department to help them to manage and resolve complex workers' compensation claims.
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