Hall & Wilcox adds further depth to insurance practice with new partner appointment


Hall & Wilcox has added further depth and capability to its insurance practice with the appointment of new partner Priya Paquet.

Priya is an experienced insurance lawyer who specialises in property and indemnity matters. Priya acts for and advises insurers on policy interpretation, indemnity, property liability and large loss recoveries. She also handles large property damage and liability matters, and has expertise in fraud claims and recoveries.

Rhett Slocombe, head of Hall & Wilcox’s insurance section, said Priya would add further depth and capability to the insurance practice, particularly in financial and property/recoveries lines and in Queensland.

‘There is great demand by our clients to broaden our Brisbane offering in the specialist property insurance area. Priya is an experienced partner and well known to our clients,’ he said.

‘Priya is also highly regarded in the broader insurance sector and is a perfect fit for Hall & Wilcox’s culture of collaboration, client service, expertise and values.’

Priya said, ‘In addition to already having some great synergies with respect to our mutual clients, I am so excited to be part of a firm that places such a strong emphasis on its people. I am really looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and clients to deliver exceptional service.’

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent law firm of more than 900 people, including over 100 partners. We service corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia.


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