Norton Rose Fulbright expands government disputes practice with key hires

Firm says addition of three senior lawyers adds to the recent growth of their Canberra office

Norton Rose Fulbright expands government disputes practice with key hires

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has added three new senior associates to its government disputes practice.

In a statement, NRF confirmed that Laura Crick, Jiadi Liang, and Chris Binley have joined its regulatory, civil, and commercial disputes team at its office in Canberra.

Crick joins NRF from Clayton Utz and has nine years of experience in administrative decision-making, merits review, judicial review, statutory interpretation, construction litigation, disciplinary proceedings, planning and development, and commercial litigation.

Meanwhile, Liang also joins from Clayton Utz has over six years of experience in administrative law, commercial law, common law, regulatory and dispute resolution issues.

Lastly, Binley is a former federal prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution. He has experience in food law, chemical issues, and import and export regulations and quarantine. He also has a strong legal background in complex regulatory disputes, administrative law proceedings, and criminal or white-collar crime prosecutions.

“The appointments of Laura, Jiadi, and Chris add to the recent growth in our Canberra office and our growing track record of successfully supporting Commonwealth government clients in disputes,” said Holly McAdam, Commonwealth Government practice head at NRF. “With these three additions to our national government team, we will expand our complex regulatory, civil and commercial disputes offering at a time when governments are pursuing more regulatory interventions in a range of industries.”

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