Rigby Cooke Lawyers has hired from Gadens and Holding Redlich in a bid to boost its commercial litigation group.
The firm has announced the appointments of litigation partner Howard Chait, formerly of Gadens, and special counsel and insolvency expert Radhika Kanhai, from Holding Redlich.
Chait has been practising in insolvency, corporate reconstructions, banking litigation and commercial litigation since 1988. He has experience in providing litigation and insolvency advice to liquidators, administrators, receivers and financial institutions, his new firm said.
Managing partner David Lawson said the addition of Chait to the firm signals its commitment to build in this area of practice.
Chait has also been involved in a range of commercial litigation on behalf of both individuals and companies and undertakes work in a variety of areas, including directors’ duties, shareholder complaints, property disputes, contractual disputes and intellectual property.
Kanhai has experience in court litigation and dispute resolution includes corporate reconstruction and insolvencies, contractual breaches and Corporations Act matters, the firm said.