ACT Law Society Council appoints Mills Oakley partner as new president

Lisa Quilty will remain in the position until the organisation's AGM is held

ACT Law Society Council appoints Mills Oakley partner as new president

The ACT Law Society Council has announced the appointment of Mills Oakley partner Lisa Quilty to the role of president.

Quilty's appointment follows the resignation of Tim Dingwall from the role due to personal circumstances. In adherence to the ACT Law Society's constitution, Quilty will remain in the position until the organisation’s AGM is held.

Quilty specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. Previously the council vice president, she brings a legal background in insurance litigation and dispute resolution.

She has represented government and private clients in various legal domains. Moreover, she has acted for insurers, private corporations and government clients. She also has varied cross-jurisdictional experience, having appeared in pre-litigation and litigation processes in most jurisdictions within Australia.

Quilty is experienced in claims management, offering expertise in insurance, public and product liability, workers' compensation, commercial disputes, professional indemnity, and medical negligence. She has successfully defended recovery proceedings that required detailed knowledge of the technical aspects of the client's equipment and analysis of expert opinion about causation.

She also conducted various litigated and non-litigated claims for various Commonwealth departments and represented a multinational company in a significant claim arising from a building fire. In addition, she worked on numerous public liability claims about injuries sustained on building sites with multiple parties, complex cross-claims, and contractual disputes. She also acted on behalf of the Commonwealth government in an ICT contract dispute.

Quilty said that she is passionate about fostering a culture that embraces diversity, equality, flexibility and inclusion.

"I appreciate the confidence the council has shown in appointing me to serve as president for the remainder of the current term, and I look forward to supporting the important work of the society in the role of president," she said.

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