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
Curwoods sets up new practice group

Curwoods sets up new practice group

Curwoods Lawyers partner Francesca Menniti and her team of 37 lawyers have established Curwoods Lawyers health and government practice group.

Curwoods Lawyers partner Francesca Menniti and her team of 37 lawyers have established Curwoods Lawyers health and government practice group.

Sydney firm Curwoods acquired GILD Insurance Litigation Pty Ltd (GILD), a subsidiary of Suncorp, effective 21 September 2012.

“GILD has been an important part of our business for a number of years but will have a greater opportunity for growth under the banner of leading legal provider Curwoods,” said Suncorp Commercial Insurance CEO Anthony Day.

Curwoods managing partner Scott Kennedy says the firm is always looking to bring in high quality people to support its plans for progress.

“We have been aware of the expertise of GILD, who we consider leaders in their field, for some time, so when the opportunity arose to take on the business and bolster our firm, our partners were keen to pursue it,” said Kennedy, adding that the firm plans to develop its core areas of insurance, commercial, dispute resolution, private clients and property. 

Francesca and her team, which includes special counsel Timothy Hackett, Karen McMahon, Cathy Hogan, Sarah Henry, Rosslyn Cooke, Lesley Bush and Lynne Organ, as well as 30 lawyers and two paralegals, will help establish the health and government practice group, said Kennedy.

Curwoods has provided expert services to many major insurance corporations in Australia and the UK with 13 partners and around 180 staff.

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

Curwoods sets up new practice group
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 & ...