Carter Newell Commences the New Decade Elevating Five

Carter Newell is pleased to announce the elevations of Kyle Trattler (Construction & Engineering) and David Fisher (Insurance) to Special Counsel, Liana Isaac (Insurance) and Kate Martin (Insurance) to Senior Associate and Rebecca Reeves (Insurance) to Associate, effective 1 February 2020.

Managing Partner Paul Hopkins stated that the elevation of these team members from our Brisbane and Sydney offices reinforce Carter Newell’s commitment to providing specialist knowledge from their eastern seaboard offices.

Each elevation is a testament to the firm’s culture and success and the partnership and I welcome the elevation of these five outstanding lawyers as we move into an exciting year for the firm”, Mr Hopkins said.

Kyle Trattler specialises in resolving building and construction disputes through litigation, arbitration and adjudication, and is a registered adjudicator under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act. Kyle successfully manages matters arising from all areas of the construction industry including the construction of buildings, civil works contracts and complex engineering works.

David Fisher focuses on commercial disputes on behalf of insurers and their intermediaries and corporate self-insureds. He regularly provides advice to insurers on the construction, interpretation and application of all facets of directors & officers, management liability and professional indemnity policies of insurance, and has a broad range of experience acting in many large and complex litigated claims which demand unique solutions due to the circumstances.

Liana Isaac’s experience extends to property and injury liability matters advising a variety of leading Australian insurers and corporate insureds with respect to public liability, product liability and workers’ compensation claims.

Located in Carter Newell’s Sydney office, Kate Martin’s primary focus extends to professional indemnity and third party claims. As a trusted advisor to her corporate and insurer clients, Kate’s broader commercial litigation expertise includes personal injury insurance matters, class actions, complex contractual disputes, general commercial disputes, and high-profile defamation actions.

Acting on behalf of both Australian and international clients, Rebecca Reeves advises on indemnity, liability, and quantum issues in various types of public liability insurance claims including workplace incidents, ‘slip and fall’ incidents, product liability, injuries in sports and recreational activities, motor vehicle incidents, and property damage.

Mr Hopkins continued, “Our focus will always be to provide seamless and expert advice to our clients. The elevations reiterate the firm’s commitment to the provision of high quality legal service to our clients supported by strong long-term relationships with these five dedicated lawyers. We are delighted and equally proud of their success and congratulate them on their elevation.”

Carter Newell is delighted to also announce the return of Sarah Berkman, Associate to the Insurance team.  Sarah is returning to the firm after working in-house for a major insurer.

With offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Carter Newell provides specialist advice to Australian and international corporate clients in the areas of insurance, construction & engineering, resources, corporate, commercial property, litigation & dispute resolution, aviation & transport, planning & environment and workplace advisory.

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