Hall & Wilcox announced it has hired Matthew Curll and Rachael Arnold (pictured), and an additional number of lawyers and support staff from McCabes insurance practice.
Curll, Arnold and their team have experience in liability, professional indemnity, construction risk and property experience.
Hall & Wilcox managing partner Tony Macvean said the new Sydney hires and the firm’s existing insurance team in Melbourne will create a national insurance practice.
“Client demand for a high quality insurance practice servicing clients nationally is strong and we are delighted to have attracted such an experienced team,” said Macvean.
Hall & Wilcox’s insurance group will number four partners, seven senior associates, 10 lawyers and 12 paralegals, along with support staff.
Hall & Wilcox has sought to grow its Sydney capabilities since the Melbourne-based firm opened its second office in Sydney in January.
Lawyers Weekly reported earlier this month that the firm had appointed Danny Herceg, a former partner at Gilbert + Tobin, to head its Sydney corporate and commercial group.