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Michael Gillis
Senior Partner
Michael Gillis

Senior Partner

Michael heads our Workplace Relations Practice Group and our  Family Law and Estates Practice Group.  He has  extensive experience in employment law and commercial disputes, advising employers and senior executives. He is a leading practitioner and advocate in Whistleblower protection and adverse action claims. He regularly advises employers and individuals on all aspects of the employment relationship and disputes including wrongful termination of employment, redundancy, discrimination, bullying and harassment . Michael also practices in commercial law and commercial litigation.  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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Andrew Whittingham
Special Counsel
Andrew Whittingham

Special Counsel

Andrew is a Special Counsel in Gillis Delaney’s Corporate and Commercial Team. He is a corporate law specialist, with significant experience in private and public M&A, restructuring transactions and general corporate advisory matters.

Andrew regularly advises on business sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings, corporate restructurings, commercial contracts, corporate governance, executive incentive plans, ASX Listing Rules and foreign investment regulations.

Andrew’s clients include Australian corporates, family offices, high net worth individuals, private equity and venture capital firms and foreign companies investing in Australia.   He has worked on a range of significant corporate transactions, including the merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom, Universal Robina Corporation’s 40 per cent sale of its Snack Brands Australia and Griffin’s Food businesses to Intersnack International, the debt-for-equity restructuring of Nine Entertainment Co and its subsequent IPO, and the takeover of Spotless Group by funds managed or advised by private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners.

Andrew has university qualifications in Law from the University of Sydney (First Class Honours) and Commerce (majoring in Finance) from the Australian National University.

t: +61 (2) 9394 1134 e: agw@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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Nicola Sanchez
Associate
Nicola Sanchez

Associate

Nicola 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. 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: nrs@gdlaw.com.au

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