Katrina Gillies has been hired as a special counsel and John McGirr as a senior associate, both of whom will join the firm’s insurance team.
Ms Gillies was most recently a senior legal adviser to one of Australia’s major churches for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and Mr McGirr was a senior associate at Wisewould Mahony, where he spent almost 11 years, starting as an administrative supervisor.
CBP managing partner Nick Crennan said the two new appointments further enhance its position as a leading law practice in insurance.
“We have a strong reputation as a leader in insurance, frequently recognised for our expertise and services by Best Lawyers in Australia, Chambers Asia Pacific and Doyle’s Guide. We are very proud of the calibre of people and talent we are able to attract,” he said.
“Our insurance team is undergoing rapid growth, not just in Melbourne but across the eastern seaboard. Katrina and John’s experience will complement our insurance team’s already impressive skill set and be of great value to our clients.”
The appointments comes after other recent senior appointments in the firm’s insurance team, following the hiring of special counsel Philip Atkin, senior associate Angela Smith and partner Michelle Taylor.