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Colin Biggers & Paisley names new partner, promotes 12 to senior associate

National law firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has elevated 13 lawyers, with one joining the partnership and the balance becoming senior associates at the BigLaw practice.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 30 June 2023 Big Law
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This latest promotions round, the firm said in a statement, reinforces its commitment to sustained growth and building its profile, particularly within its industries of focus, including insurance, property, transport and logistics, education, aged care, faith-based enterprises and construction.

Tim Coghlan has been promoted to partner, while Ben Bemand, Kyle Berger, Lois Bullen, Krystal Cunningham-Foran, Alex Doddridge, John Georgas, Hannah Goodman, Dilusha Jayasekara, Demi McGowan, Fred Mitri, Katherine Riley, and Victoria Skeats have all been named as senior associates.


The news follows the firm’s addition of a new insurance senior associate in early June, its appointment of a new chief financial officer in late April, its promotion of two to partner and one to special counsel in early April, and its hiring of a partner from Macpherson Kelley in mid-March.

Colin Biggers & Paisley managing partner Nick Crennan (pictured) said: “We are delighted to celebrate the outstanding talent and achievements of the newly promoted lawyers at Colin Biggers & Paisley.”

“I extend my congratulations to all of our promoted lawyers on this well-deserved acknowledgment of their contribution to our clients and our practice,” he said.

“In this round, we have promoted nine lawyers within our insurance practice, recognising its importance and our commitment to building our presence and supporting our clients in this industry.”

The promotions are effective as of 1 July.

The news also follows recent promotions rounds in the profession, including: MinterEllison elevating 91 professionals on Friday, 30 June; Allens promoting 70 on Thursday, 29 June; the elevation of eight, including four to partner, at PCL Lawyers, on Thursday; IPH promoting 25, including seven to principal, also on Thursday; Russell Kennedy’s promotion of 18, on Wednesday, 28 June; Slater & Gordon promoting 46 on Wednesday; Holman Webb elevating eight and nabbing three new partners from BigLaw rivals; Herbert Smith Freehills’ elevation of 46 to senior associate on Tuesday (27 June); the promotion of 12, including three to partner, at Arnold Bloch Leibler, also on Tuesday; Holding Redlich’s promotion of 41 lawyers to more senior roles, also on 27 June; Hamilton Locke’s elevation of 14 across its firm and one in its allied business, on Tuesday; HopgoodGanim’s promotion of 25, including four to partner on Monday, 26 June; Hicksons’ promotion of 10, also on Monday; McCabes’ elevation of 13 to more senior roles, also on Monday; King & Wood Mallesons’ promotion of 77 lawyers, including 44 to senior associate, on Friday, 23 June; Wotton + Kearney elevated 34, including four to partner, also on Friday; Barry Nilsson promoting 21 on Thursday, 22 June; Hall & Wilcox promoting 48, including five to partner, on Wednesday, 21 June; McCullough Robertson elevated 17 lawyers, including two to partner, on Tuesday, 20 June; 55 being promoted as part of Mills Oakley’s EOFY promotions round on Monday, 19 June; the promotion of 23 at Thomson Geer on the same day; the elevation of 26 to more senior roles at Piper Alderman, also on the 19th; six new partners in Australia at King & Wood Mallesons announced on 16 June; the promotion of seven to partner at Gadens on 15 June; the elevation of 18 at the start of June at Johnson Winter Slattery, followed by its promotion of five to partner in late June; 35 senior promotions at Lander & Rogers in early June; four senior hires for MinterEllison’s consulting arm earlier this month; seven to partner at Moray & Agnew in late May; three new partners at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, also in late May; seven named as special counsel at Clyde & Co in early May; two new partners at DLA Piper as announced in late April; three new partners at Allen & Overy from April; seven to counsel roles at Herbert Smith Freehills in the same week and 10 to partner in Australia a week earlier; and the elevation of 13 to the partnership at Ashurst in mid-April.