Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox is opening a Brisbane office in early November 2016 with the appointment of partners Drew Castley and Paul Baxter, special counsel Sean Sullivan and team.
Hall & Wilcox now have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.
Drew has over 20 years’ experience as an insurance and commercial litigation lawyer. His area of focus in insurance claims is the defence of professional negligence claims and medical malpractice. He advises on risk management for professional service firms. His commercial dispute practice includes shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes.
Paul’s practice is focused on personal injury and property liability claims under common law and statutory schemes as well as marine and transport industry litigation. Paul also specialises in indemnity disputes, fraud claims, statutory prosecution defence and recoveries.
Sean has developed a practice over 24 years covering employment litigation, including bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment claims, contesting employment rights and protected industrial action, and defending occupational health & safety prosecutions and workers compensation common law claims. Sean also acts on behalf of insurers in public liability and CTP litigation.
All were previously at DLA Piper.
Hall & Wilcox’s Managing Partner, Tony Macvean commented “the opening of an office in Brisbane is part of our firm strategy of servicing our clients nationally, particularly in the insurance and financial services sector. Drew, Paul and Sean’s practices and client base greatly complement our existing practices and client base and provides a strong base for us to build a broader commercial offering in the Brisbane market.”