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Gilchrist Connell hires 3

Richard Wood

Gilchrist Connell has confirmed it has recruited three new lawyers in a move that, it says, expands the firm’s national capabilities to deliver general insurance and defendant-side dispute resolution.

Gilchrist Connell has welcomed special counsel Ninwe Younan, who brings to the firm dispute resolution experience, with particular expertise in defending very large and complex litigation, including complex D&O and class action work.

According to a statement, Ms Younan has represented insurers and corporate clients and their directors across multiple industries including agriculture and forestry, mining, health, engineering, manufacturing and transport, and has acted for a range of businesses in relation to contractual claims, disputes regarding terms of trade, investigations, recovery matters and employment-related claims.

Gilchrist Connell has also welcomed two new senior associates: Hannah Griffiths, who holds expertise in insolvency litigation and restructuring matters; and Zoë Cunich, whose practice expands across insurance, commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

“These highly talented people take our team to over 75 lawyers — all dedicated to general insurance and defendant-side dispute resolution. We are one of the largest specialised groups in the country in that regard,” said Gilchrist Connell managing principal Richard Wood.

“We’ve tripled in size since launching GC in 2008 and continue to be gratified that senior solicitors of this calibre are attracted by our values, culture, approach and opportunities — especially as the competition for good people is much greater now.”

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Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan

Emma Ryan is the editor of Lawyers Weekly at Momentum Media.

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She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism). 

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