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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Australia > Dispute resolution: class actions

(Leading individuals)

Tricia HobsonNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright handles  a wide variety of class actions, including shareholder, securities, environmental, consumer, and insolvency-related claims. Traditionally, the team also has a strength in the product liability space, particularly in relation to healthcare products and drugs. The group is also acting on multiple instructions in the financial services sector. A key strength for the firm is its ability to draw on the expertise of the firm’s global network. Tricia Hobson and Cameron Harvey, based in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively, jointly head up the practice, where Nicole Wearne is also a standout practitioner. Toby Biddle is recommended for ‘putting effort in resolving a dispute in the best and most suitable manner for his client’. Grant Bonner is also noted.

Australia > Insurance

(Leading individuals)

Tricia HobsonNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s insurance team offers decades-long experience and is considered ‘one of the brightest stars in the field of insurance’. Tricia Hobson leads the practice, which handles both contentious and non-contentious matters including directors and officers liability, life and income protection, and insurance-related class actions. The group serves an extensive client roster of high-profile insurers, underwriters, claims managers, product developers, brokers and reinsurers. A key strategic advantage is the firm’s global presence, which allows the team to frequently act on cross-border matters including a stream of mandates from the London insurance market. It also advises on warranty and indemnity insurance, as well as cyber insurance coverage which ‘highly skilled litigator’ Jacques Jacobs is known for. Ray Giblett’s practice focuses on both contentious and non-contentious issues in the financial services sector. Samantha Kelly has left the practice, while John Moran and Nicole Wearne have departed to Clyde & Co LLP. Mark Attard is also a key figure in the team.