Colin Biggers & Paisley has confirmed its midyear promotions that span across several of the firm’s practice areas.
Effective 1 July, Adrian Konstantinidis and Nathan Rhimes have been promoted to partner.
Meanwhile, Mark Evans, Mary Kinna, Stuart McKenzie, Mathisha Panagoda and Julian Peake have been promoted to special counsel, and Jacky Li, Elle Mariconte and Mollie Matthews have been promoted to senior associate.
Mr Konstantinidis first joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2008. Since then he has operated in the firm’s disputes and investigations team, acting in numerous class actions and commercial dispute matters.
Mr Rhimes joined Colin Biggers & Paisley’s property and development practice in 2017. He brings over 14 years’ experience to his new partnership role and has advised on matters across Australia and in the Middle East.
Mr Evans joined in 2020 and forms part of the firm’s planning, government infrastructure and environment group. He holds experience in providing environmental services, including development appeals, environmental prosecutions, project documentation, biodiversity and NSW planning law.
Ms Kinna joined Colin Biggers & Paisley’s insurance practice in 2019. She holds vast expertise in simple and complex public liability and property damage claims, including multiparty disputes across all NSW courts.
Mr McKenzie joined Colin Biggers & Paisley’s restructuring and insolvency team in 2010. He holds experience in acting for and advising insolvency practitioners in
relation to disputes under the Corporations Act, Bankruptcy Act and Personal Property and Securities Act.
Mr Panagoda joined the insurance practice in 2019. He holds extensive experience acting for schools, religious institutions, disability service providers and insurers on claims of bodily injury, historical child sexual abuse, professional indemnity and general liability.
Mr Peake joined in 2015. Throughout his career he has practised in the areas of insurance, commercial litigation, and trade and transport and regularly acts as defence and/or coverage counsel for some of Australia’s largest insurers.
Mr Li joined the insurance practice in 2019 and has extensive experience in advising and acting in the defence of general liability, professional indemnity and property damage claims across a spectrum of industries in various Australian jurisdictions.
Ms Mariconte joined Colin Biggers & Paisley’s insurance practice in 2018. Her practice primarily focuses on the defence of personal injury, product liability, property damage and professional negligence claims for local and global insurers and corporations.
Ms Matthews joined Colin Biggers & Paisley’s graduate program in 2017 and forms part of the firm’s planning government infrastructure and environment group. She has represented clients in merit appeals, judicial review proceedings, civil enforcement proceedings, and criminal environmental defences.