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Michael Gillis
Senior Partner
Michael Gillis

Senior Partner

Michael heads our Workplace Relations practice group advising employers and individuals on all aspects of the employment relationship and disputes including wrongful termination of employment, redundancy, discrimination, bullying and harassment and adverse action claims. Michael also practises in the insurance and commercial litigation areas of the firm specialising in workers compensation claims, CTP claims, product and liability claims and professional indemnity claims. He has conducted litigation on behalf of corporations, employers and insurers in all States and Territories of Australia. He regularly appears as an advocate for clients including employers and insurers in New South Wales courts, commissions and tribunals. He is a regular presenter of seminars for the insurance industry and provides training and guidance to companies and employers on employer liabilities, insurance risks and claims. One of Michael’s great strengths is his ability to directly negotiate outcomes for his clients with national regulators, government authorities, unions, corporations, businesses, individuals and other lawyers to bring about the practical and commercial resolution of disputes. Michael has been in practice since 1985 and continues to thrive on the challenges of representing his client every day. t: +61 2 9394 1188 e: mjg@gdlaw.com.au

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Amanda Bond
Partner
Amanda Bond

Partner

Amanda has been a lawyer since 1999 and has worked with us for her entire professional career. Amanda is a tenacious litigator and a key member of our insurance team. Amanda’s expertise includes complex insurance claims focussed on liability and property insurance as well as complex multi-party work injury damage claims. She is regularly involved in commercial insurance claims involving indemnity issues and disputes Amanda’ breadth of experience, attention to detail and analytical approach ensures that the commercial pragmatics that she brings to bear in the management of claims achieves exceptional results. Amanda is justifiably proud of the results she achieves for her clients whether successfully defending cases or negotiating early settlements. She is a member of Australian Insurance Law Association, the Risk Management Institution of Australasia, and Women in Insurance. She is also an Accredited Personal Injury Specialist Amanda’s safe hands have helped insurers with hundreds of claims. t: 9394 1118 e: asb@gdlaw.com.au

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David Newey
Managing Partner
David Newey

Managing Partner

David is our Managing Partner and leads our insurance team. He has practised extensively in corporate and commercial law and his experience covers corporate governance issues, commercial law and commercial litigation with a focus on the insurance, construction and transport industries. David regularly advises on indemnity issues arising from insurance claims and has crafted a wide range of policy wordings including wordings and endorsements for Liability, Legal Expense, Statutory Fines, D&O and Management Liability policies. David’s practice has involved conducting and managing complex insurance claims with a focus on public and products liability, construction all risks and ISR insurance, home warranty claims and professional indemnity insurance. David has a keen eye when it comes to identifying insurance issue that arise from business contracts and regularly advises on and negotiates indemnity and insurance terms found in contracts. David was admitted as a lawyer in 1984, is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association and the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and is an accredited mediator. David is an Accredited Personal Injury Specialist and was a District Court Arbitrator. David is an accomplished presenter who enjoys delivering practical training on legal and legislative developments affecting the insurance industry, insurance brokers, underwriters and claim managers. David doesn’t pull any punches and likes to tell it as it is and no matter what takes the time to understand each client’s needs and deliver the most cost effective solution. t: +61 2 9394 1111 e: dtn@gdlaw.com.au

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David Veasey
Partner
David Veasey

Partner

 

David Veasey

David is specialist personal injury lawyer with over 30 years of experience in workers compensation laws with extensive experience in complex Defendant common law and work injury damages actions and routine and complex statutory compensation matters.

He has expertise in advising insurer clients including Scheme Agents, Specialised Insurers and Self Insured Corporations and assisting in the management of liabilities.  In addition, David has extensive experience acting on behalf of icareNSW and Scheme Agents in defending proceedings in the NSW Court of Appeal and in defending special leave applications in the High Court involving complex issues on statutory interpretation.

David has a reputation for providing timely and pragmatic advice which considers a stakeholder’s priorities including management of complex and sensitive matters.

David’s recent experience includes:

  • iCare: Advising icare Self Insurance Agencies in the context of both common law actions and statutory claims;
  • Employers: Advising employers in respect of workers compensation liabilities,  employer liability, workplace accidents, disease claims, journey claims, medical treatment disputes and risk management.

t: + 61 2 9394 1122 e: dav@gdlaw.com.au

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Anthony Jefferies
Partner
Anthony Jefferies

Partner

Anthony is a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution practice. Anthony’s experience spans a broad range of commercial litigation work for individuals, corporate and financial institutions including disputes arising out of fraud investigations and general litigation; joint venture and shareholder disputes; initiating and defending claims for urgent injunctive relief; leasing and other property and construction litigation and insolvency disputes. He also represents clients in alternative dispute resolution such as mediations, expert determinations and arbitrations. He has represented both private individuals and publicly listed companies in a number of high-profile cases. Anthony has extensive experience in managing complex and sensitive disputes for both the public and private sectors. Anthony’s practice and experience encompasses:

  • Commercial litigation, including commercial property litigation.
  • Contract law advisory, contract interpretation and contract dispute management.
  • Fraud investigations and fraud recovery actions.
  • Banking and financial services disputes and litigation.
  • Construction Law and Litigation.
  • Debt Recovery.
  • Entertainment, sporting and media.
  • Insolvency.
  • Intellectual Property.
  • Consumer and competition law advice and litigation.

t: +61 (2) 9394 1132 e: ajj@gdlaw.com.au

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Darren King
Special Counsel
Darren King

Special Counsel

Darren is a member of our insurance team and has been a lawyer since 1995. His focus is insurance law and he brings a wealth of experience to the management of liability and property claims for insurers. His expertise includes the management of complex commercial insurance cases involving indemnity and policy disputes arising from property and liability insurance. Darren has extensive experience in litigation, including advocacy in interlocutory disputes. He also has significant experience in alternate dispute resolution including mediations Darren is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Associate (AILA), the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) and the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). His attention to detail and tenacity ensures that he delivers the results that clients need on time and on budget. t: 9394 1150 e: dwk@gdlaw.com.au

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David Collinge
Special Counsel
David Collinge

Special Counsel

David is a litigation specialist with a focus on complex commercial litigation involving insurance claims, termination of senior executive service agreements and shareholder disputes. He has acted for a broad range of clients advising on all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution for more than 20 years. He has particular expertise in managing large volume litigation and in claims arising from executive workplace agreements. David has extensive experience in the negotiation and review of commercial agreements, the development of alternate dispute resolution protocols, and the design and implementation of financial risk management strategies for commercial enterprises. The provision of education and training to clients, employers and insurers forms a central aspect of David’s service. David’s experience allows him to see the “big picture” in commercial disputes, delivering solutions that are timely, cost effective, and which meets his clients’ commercial needs. His advice is strategic, not just tactical. David is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association. t: +61 (2) 9394 1114 e: dec@gdlaw.com.au

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Anastasia Nekrouchets
Special Counsel
Anastasia Nekrouchets

Special Counsel

Anastasia is a commercial litigator with a wide breadth of experience acting for individuals and corporations including class action litigation. Angela is construction specialist and her expertise includes contract drafting and negotiation, security of payment adjudications, disputes in relation to security and disputes  in respect of defects in commercial and residential property.

Anastasia’s represents clients in alternative dispute resolution including mediations, expert determinations and arbitrations.

Anastasia has extensive experience in managing complex and sensitive disputes and her practice and experience encompasses:

  • Commercial litigation, including commercial property litigation.
  • Contract law advisory, contract interpretation and contract dispute management.
  • Banking and financial services disputes and litigation.
  • Construction Law and Litigation.
  • Employment Law.
  • Consumer and competition law advice and litigation.

t: +61 2 9394 1121 e: agn@gdlaw.com.au

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Angela Ipara
Lawyer
Angela Ipara

Lawyer

Angela is an Associate at Gillis Delaney  who practices in property law and commercial litigation with a focus on building and construction litigation, strata disputes and complex commercial causes. Angela brings her attention to detail and a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution for her clients to deliver best outcomes and value for money.

t: +61 2 9394 1117 e:aki@gdlaw.com.au

 

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Jessica Inbari
Associate
Jessica Inbari

Associate

Jessica is an Associate at Gillis Delaney  who practices in commercial litigation with a focus on building and construction litigation, strata disputes and complex commercial litigation. Prior to joining Gillis Delaney, Jessica worked for a national law firm within the commercial litigation and insurance practice groups. She has experience working on commercial, contractual and property disputes and brings her attention to detail and a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution for her clients that delivers best outcomes and value for money spent.

t: +61 2 9394 1138  e: jji@gdlaw.com.au

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