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Hall & Wilcox adds insurance partner from HWL Ebsworth

National law firm Hall & Wilcox has expanded its financial and specialty lines practice with the appointment of a new Melbourne-based partner, who has come over from BigLaw rival HWL Ebsworth.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 13 March 2023 Big Law
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David Chew (pictured) has joined Hall & Wilcox and will help further grow the Victorian, and associated Tasmanian and South Australian, arms of the firm’s national practice in financial and speciality lines insurance.

He specialises, the firm said, in professional indemnity and directors’ and officers’ liability risks, servicing insurers and corporate clients, and acts for private and publicly listed companies, corporate trustees and a range of professionals across industries, including financial services, insurance, legal, construction, public sector, and media and technology industries.


The news follows the firm’s addition of a team from Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors late last week.

Hall & Wilcox managing partner Tony Macvean said that Mr Chew’s appointment would add further depth to the firm’s insurance practice, particularly its financial lines offering.

“We have been investing in our national financial lines practice, and David’s expertise will significantly expand this practice, where he will take a leading role.

“He is attracted to our collaborative approach, and he will be a good fit. We are delighted to welcome him,” he said.

Mr Chew added: “I am thrilled to be joining Hall & Wilcox’s market-leading national insurance practice. Their collaborative approach and commitment to [the] growth of their financial lines practice through building genuine client relationships, and delivering services focused on innovation and client needs, attracted me to Hall & Wilcox.

“I look forward to my new role and being part of Hall & Wilcox’s expanding national financial lines practice.”