Carter Newell expands Melbourne team
Carter Newell Lawyers has appointed a new special counsel to its Melbourne practice.
Previously a senior associate at DLA Piper, Jane Coventry has extensive experience defending professional negligence claims on behalf of a range of professionals, including accountants, solicitors, financial planners and health professionals.
Carter Newell Melbourne partner Ben Hall stated that they were delighted to welcome Ms Conventry to the team in Melbourne.
“Jane is an exceptional lawyer with a loyal following. Her appointment reflects the firm’s growth in, and deep commitment to, the Victorian market,” he said.
Specialising in financial lines insurance, she has also developed significant expertise acting for companies and their directors and officers in relation to prosecutions and investigations under management and statutory liability policies, including in respect of claims made by WorkSafe Victoria, the Environment Protection Authority, ASIC, the ACCC, and IBAC.
With a strong focus on regulatory matters and a background in a variety of litigation in all Victorian courts, the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court and the High Court, Ms Coventry has also acted as coverage counsel in respect of a wide range of matters.
She also successfully represented the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) in a landmark High Court of Australia ruling on anti-protest legislation in Tasmania.
“Our offering to clients across our [eastern] seaboard offices continues to grow with client demand and we welcome Jane to the firm. Her extensive knowledge and industry experience [position] us very well to continue providing clients with service and depth of expertise that the firm is recognised for,” managing partner Paul Hopkins added.
With the appointment of Ms Coventry, Carter Newell further bolsters their insurance offering in Melbourne.