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Another HDY partner opts out of global union

An insurance partner has left Henry Davis York to join a rival national firm.

user iconTom Lodewyke 22 September 2017 SME Law
An insurance partner has left Henry Davis York, Louise Cantrill
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Mills Oakley announced yesterday that it has recruited Louise Cantrill as a partner in its Sydney office.

Ms Cantrill, who will commence at Mills Oakley on 9 October, is currently an insurance partner in the Sydney office of Henry Davis York. She has been with HDY for 16 years.

Her resignation follows those of five restructuring and insolvency partners who left HDY for Corrs Chambers Westgarth in August. Norton Rose Fulbright has also suffered partner losses since the two firms announced their intention to merge earlier this year, including the recent loss of a restructuring and insolvency team. 


Ms Cantrill specialises in professional negligence and corporate liability, including directors and officers’ liability, according to a statement from Mills Oakley.

Her practice combines traditional insurance litigation and front-end work, advising clients on risk mitigation and insurance for projects and transactions, as well as ongoing general business requirements.

Ms Cantrill works with insurers, government departments and agencies and corporates, with a particular interest in the health sector. She was the lead adviser in HDY’s medical malpractice team.

Mills Oakley CEO John Nerurker welcomed Ms Cantrill to the firm.

What is so valuable about this appointment is that Louise will apply her deep insurance expertise to transactions, projects and other front-end activities undertaken by our clients,” he said.

“Louise’s appointment will be a catalyst for further collaboration across our practice groups, to deliver strong outcomes for our clients.”