Queensland firm grows construction arm
A Queensland-headquartered law firm has appointed a new partner to its construction practice.
Bennett & Philp has welcomed construction and commercial litigator Tony Mylne, who brings with him more than 35 years of industry knowledge to the Brisbane-based legal practice.
Mr Mylne joins Bennett & Philp from HWL Ebsworth where he was partner for 12 months, originally coming across from TressCox where he was a partner for more than five years.
He is admitted as a Certified Practitioner of the High Court of Australia, and holds membership to the Queensland Law Society, Building Dispute Practitioners’ Society, Society of Construction Law Australia and Legal Services Referral Panel of Masters Builders Queensland.
“Over time, I have developed a passion for commercial litigation and construction and am dedicated to providing my clients with the best possible outcome. My experience is in advising corporate, commercial and government clients in the construction and engineering, insurance, property, professional services, medical and allied health sectors,” Mr Mylne said, commenting on his new role.
“I was impressed by Bennett & Philp’s ability, honesty and general professionalism and as construction partner, I look forward to tapping into an underused resource at Bennett & Philp as well bedding down the valued clients I brought over with me.
“I anticipate the property market is going to flatten out over the year following possible tightening and payment issues, and as a consequence, there may well be the need for contractual assistance for Australian businesses during this time.”