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HDY appoints new head

Law firm Henry Davis York has appointed one of its insolvency, commercial and banking experts as chairman of partners.

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LAW firm Henry Davis York has appointed one of its insolvency, commercialand banking experts, Philip Crawford, as chairman of partners.

Crawford has worked with Henry Davis York for more than 30 years.

The firm said he has acted for major financial institutions andinsolvency professionals and also gained significant independent recognitionwithin the legal profession in Australia and overseas.


He is described by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009/10) as being aleading individual in restructuring and insolvency and by Expert Guides, theLeading Media Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers as an expert in restructuring,insolvency and litigation.

Crawford is a recommended individual in dispute resolution, in PLC,Which Lawyer? (2009) and is listed in Chambers Global (2010).

He is a member of INSOL International, the InsolvencyPractitioners Association of Australia and the Banking Law and FinancialServices Association.

Crawford’s practice focuses on security enforcement, insolvencyand bankruptcy, bank-orientated litigation, commercial litigation and otherforms of dispute resolution. He advises banks on banker/customer disputes,frauds and forgeries, and has represented banks and bank officers in statutoryenquiries established by ICAC, ASIC and other government agencies.

Henry Davis York recently announced 28 new senior appointments –including 5 new partners – plus the appointment of two banking and financepartners who previously had worked with Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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