Colin Biggers & Paisley expands Sydney office

By Emma Ryan|19 September 2018

Colin Biggers & Paisley has bolstered its Sydney office with the appointment of two additional staff.

The firm has welcomed special counsel Dimity Leahy to its employment and safety team, and Hannah Griffiths to its restructuring and insolvency team.

Ms Leahy brings vast experience in litigation matters, having appeared before the Federal Circuit Court, the Federal Court, state courts and tribunals, industrial relations commissions, and for a range of mediated and arbitrated matters in the Fair Work Commission.

On what led to her decision to work at Colin Biggers & Paisley, Ms Leahy said, "I value being able to contribute to a collaborative team environment and so it is exciting to be part of a team that is expanding nationally."

The firm's managing partner, Nick Crennan, noted that Ms Leahy's appointment will continue to add to the practice's expertise in the employment and safety space.

"We have grown our employment and safety practice substantially since 2013, most recently with partner Sara McRostie. We started out with just one lawyer and now we have a team of 18 across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane," he said.

Meanwhile, Ms Griffiths joins Colin Biggers & Paisley with experience in commercial litigation and insolvency related matters. Throughout her career, she has acted on behalf of building and construction companies, professional indemnity insurers, insolvency practitioners and corporate and individual lenders, a statement from the firm said.

"I am delighted to join a high performing disputes and insolvency practice and view the move to Colin Biggers & Paisley as a great opportunity to work with a highly regarded east coast dispute resolution team within a growing and thriving practice," Ms Griffiths said.

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