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Rebecca Whittle

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Dispute resolution

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Following the firm’s merger with now-defunct Henry Davis York, Norton Rose Fulbright added eight new partners to the ‘highly regarded’ team, which is jointly led by Rebecca Whittle in Sydney and Cameron Harvey in Melbourne. Whittle acts in a significant matter for a government entity, and Dylan McKimmie represents an energy-sector company in a breach of contract claim. Other additions to the team include Ann Donohue and  Penelope Ford, who both joined from Minter Ellison, Phillipa Beck, who joined from Beck Consulting, and Andrew Battisson from Allen & Overy. It has also seen some departures, notably Rob Buchanan, Adrienne Parker, Bill Ryan and Matthew Croagh, who all left to join Pinsent Masons LLP.

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Dispute resolution: class actions

Within: Dispute resolution: class actions

Norton Rose Fulbright's 'highly experienced team' is recognised for its 'commercial and responsive approach' and 'excellent industry and legal knowledge' which 'consistently leads to practical and easily applicable advice'. 'Incredibly hands-on' global chair Tricia Hobson and Cameron Harvey jointly lead the practice, which is active in the insurance market and has substantial expertise in shareholder, securities, environmental, consumer, insolvency and product liability claims. Hobson's recent work includes working with Abigail McGregor for several clients in relation to a securities class action. The 'well-organised' Nicole Wearne, the 'exceptionally knowledgeable' Grant Bonner, product liability expert Toby Biddle, and insurance specialist Jacques Jacobs are also names to note. Ann Donohue joined from Minter Ellison and Rebecca Whittle and Michael Sullivan joined via the firm's merger with now-defunct firm Henry Davis York.

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Within: Insurance

Norton Rose Fulbright's practice head Tricia Hobson is noted for her ‘understanding of clients and the market’. Insurance and litigation expert Mark Attard and special counsel Sarah Metcalfe, along with Nicole Wearne, Matthew Ellis, Ganga Narayanan and Jacques Jacobs, are other names to note. The team has been bolstered by the addition of Rebecca Whittle and Michael Sullivan following the firm's merger with now-defunct Henry Davis York. Ray Giblett is also singled out.

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