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Australia > Insurance

(Hall of Fame)

Tricia HobsonDLA Piper

The insurance group at DLA Piper recently received a major boost with the arrival of industry leader Tricia Hobson from Norton Rose Fulbright in May 2021. The ‘contemporary, dynamic‘ team advises major domestic national and international insurers and reinsurers, underwriters, policyholders, industry bodies, and regulators across the wide spectrum of matters across the practice area. These include class actions, business interruption cases, D&O disputes, W&I claims, regulatory investigations and enforcement. The team is headed by insurance regulatory authority Samantha O’Brien in Brisbane and commercial litigation expert James Morse in Sydney, and backed by professional liability specialist Carmen Elder at the Sydney office, and senior associate Ann-Marie Coleman in Brisbane.

Australia > Dispute resolution: class actions

(Leading individuals)

Tricia HobsonDLA Piper

The class actions team at DLA Piper benefits from the firm’s global presence and client base. Kieran O’Brien leads the practice, with particular strength in product liability claims. Cameron Maclean leads the Australian litigation and regulatory group and focuses on insurance-related litigation, recently acting for the State of Western Australia and for the City of Armadale in class actions relating to wildfires in Margaret River and Roleystone. The team has undergone significant growth, including the addition of Tricia Hobson, who joining the practice from Norton Rose Fulbright in June 2021, bringing expertise in natural disaster-related insurance claims.