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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.

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