find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
National firm appoints dispute resolution partner

National firm appoints dispute resolution partner

Nick Burkett

Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of a new partner, who joins the firm’s national dispute resolution team.

Piper Alderman has poached Nick Burkett (pictured) from Lexon Insurance. Prior to this, he was a partner at Ebsworth & Ebsworth.

Mr Burkett’s new role will see him based in the firm’s Brisbane office. His experience spans a broad range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes across various state and federal courts and tribunals.

Throughout his career, Mr Burkett has acted for clients in both the aviation and insurance sectors. He has advised many of the major airlines and their insurers across a range of issues.

Piper Alderman managing partner Tony Britten-Jones said he was delighted to welcome Mr Burkett to the firm.

“Nick brings with him valuable expertise and enhances the firm’s commitment to be the litigation firm of choice. He is a highly respected lawyer and is widely known for his strategic thinking, tenacity and commerciality,” Mr Britten-Jones said.

“Our national dispute resolution team has once again experienced year-on-year growth, both in terms of revenue and new clients. Nick’s appointment will ensure that our growing Brisbane office is positioned to seize all new opportunities.

“2016, and now 2017, has been a year of significant growth for [our] national dispute resolution team. We have welcomed six new dispute resolution partners to the firm: Jane Kupsch (Melbourne), Florian Ammer (Sydney), Michael Bacina (Sydney), Thomas Russell (Sydney), Mike Hayes (Adelaide) and now Nick Burkett (Brisbane).

“Nick, culturally and professionally, will be a great addition to our team.”

Commenting on his decision to join Piper Alderman, Mr Burkett said: “I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic, collaborative and enthusiastic partnership”.

“Piper Alderman’s dispute resolution team is widely known for its national depth of experience acting on complex and market-leading matters. I am excited about the next stage in my career,” he said.

 

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

National firm appoints dispute resolution partner
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...