Hall & Wilcox adds to Sydney insurance team with two appointments

Leading independent law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has further bolstered one of its strongest practice areas by appointing a new partner and senior associate to its Sydney insurance team.

David Short, partner, was previously Sydney litigation group practice head with Meridian Lawyers. Prior to this, David was a partner at Ebsworth and Ebsworth (as it then was) and has previously worked as a senior claims specialist and general counsel at Chubb Insurance.

David’s career brings with him significant experience in many areas of insurance. This experience covers public and product liability, life insurance, professional indemnity (health care) and disciplinary work, association liability/directors and officers liability and defamation. He has acted nationally for several insurers, ASX listed major corporate clients, allied health professionals and their member associations.

Mitch Stein, was previously a senior associate at Barry Nilsson and Meridian Lawyers, where he specialised in insurance law and personal injury claims in the retail and health sectors.

Rhett Slocombe, partner and national insurance practice head at Hall & Wilcox, said the appointments cap off a strong year for the firm’s insurance practice. “We’ve continued to consolidate our practice as one of Australia’s largest national insurance teams, and the strength and breadth of the team is welcomed by our clients.

We are proud to welcome David and Mitch to our team. David brings outstanding knowledge and practical national experience to the role.

Mitch is amassing an impressive catalogue of insurance work, and both his and David’s health care and experience will be an asset to the firm’s existing Health and aged care industry group. Similarly their life insurance claims experience will bolster the firm’s ability to provide a full range of front and back end legal services to our Financial services sector clients.”

David commented that he and Mitch “are very excited to be joining Hall & Wilcox. It is such a progressive and well respected firm. We look forward to building on the opportunities presented by the professional environment it offers”.

For further information please contact:

Melanie Smith

Business Development Marketing & Communications Director, Corporate services
T: +61 3 9603 3539

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