Carter Newell promotes five in Brisbane and Sydney

Newly promoted lawyers include two new special counsel

Carter Newell promotes five in Brisbane and Sydney

Carter Newell has promoted five of its lawyers in Brisbane and Sydney.

The business-focused firm has elevated Kyle Trattler and David Fisher to special counsel. It also promoted Liana Isaac and Kate Martin to senior associate, while Rebecca Reeves has been appointed to associate. The firm has also welcomed back Sarah Berkman as associate.

Trattler, a part of the firm’s construction and engineering group, specialises in building and construction dispute resolution through litigation, arbitration, and adjudication. Based in Brisbane, he is a registered adjudicator under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act.

Fisher, who is also based in Brisbane, is known for his work supporting insurers, intermediaries and self-insured corporates on commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in complex litigated claims and in advising insurers on the construction, interpretation, and application of all aspects of directors and officers, management liability, and professional indemnity policies of insurance.

Isaac is a member of the firm’s insurance team in Brisbane. She specialises in property and injury liability matters. She advises several leading Australian insurers and corporate insureds on public liability, product liability, and workers’ compensation claims.

Martin, who is based in Sydney, has a focus on professional indemnity and third-party claims. She also has broader commercial litigation expertise, including in personal injury insurance matters, class actions, complex contractual disputes, general commercial disputes, and high-profile defamation.

Reeves advises on indemnity, liability, and quantum issues in various types of public liability insurance claims, the firm said. That includes workplace incidents, ”slip and fall” incidents, product liability, injuries in sports and recreational activities, motor vehicle incidents, and property damage.

Berkman, who is also an insurance expert, returns to the firm after working in an in-house role at a major insurer. She is based in

Paul Hopkins, Carter Newell managing partner, congratulated the newly promoted lawyers. The promotion recognises their outstanding work, he said. Hopkins said that the promotions reiterate Carter Newell’s commitment to provide high-quality legal services to clients.

Carter Newell – which has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne – specialises in insurance, construction and engineering, resources, corporate, commercial property, litigation and dispute resolution, aviation and transport, planning and environment, and workplace advisory. It is an Australasian Lawyer Employer of Choice 2019 firm.

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