Carter Newell
Brisbane, QLD / Sydney, NSW / Melbourne, VIC
 +61 (0) 7 3000 8300
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Founded in 1989, Carter Newell are proud to celebrate 30 years of experience and service to our clients in 2019. We attribute our continued success to the strong relationships we hold with our clients and the outstanding staff we employ, each of which is dedicated and committed to every aspect of the business, and who have built up extensive experience in their particular specialist practice area(s) consisting of:

  • Insurance
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Energy & Resources
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Property
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation & Transport
  • Planning & Environment
  • Workplace Advisory

Our extensive communications network enables us to provide a seamless service to clients. By providing strategic advice and solutions to our clients, we deliver successful results in a timely manner.  We have a proven track record of handling complex commercial issues, as well as high-level disputes, both nationally and internationally.

Carter Newell's most important and valued resource is its people. Each member of our team has belief in and is passionate about what they do on behalf of our clients.

Our clients regard us as their business partners, which differentiates us from other legal service providers. We see ourselves as an extension of each client's business and aim to help our clients achieve their commercial goals. It is not only our expertise, but also our dedication to being the best we can be that ensures we deliver on this client commitment.

Recent Awards:

  • 2019 Winner 2017 2016  Finalist Law Firm of the Year (1 – 100 lawyers) - Australasian Law Awards
  • 2019 Winner 2018 2017 2016 2015 Finalist Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • 2019 Finalist Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year – Patrick Mead: Litigation Partner of the Year, and Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year
  • 2019 2018 Finalist Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year - Patrick Mead: Construction & Infrastructure Partner of the Year and Insurance Partner of the Year
  • 2018 Finalist Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards: Partner of the Year - Patrick Mead, Energy and Resources Team of the Year; Insurance Team of the Year and Employee Program of the Year
  • 2018, 2016 Winner  2017 2015 Finalist State / Regional Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • 2018 Finalist Financial Review Client Choice Awards
  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Finalist Australasian Law Awards Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year.
  • 2018 2016 Finalist Australasian Law Awards Employee Health & Wellbeing
  • 2017 Finalist Australasian Law Awards Law Firm Leader of the Year (less than 200 employees) - Paul Hopkins
  • 2017 Finalist Dispute Resolution Team of the Year and Special Counsel of the Year - Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards

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Recognised as a leading Law firm:

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Back-End Construction
  • Professional indemnity
  • Defendant Medical Negligence (Defendant)
  • Energy & Resources
  • Construction & Infrastructure Litigation
  • Contentious Construction
  • Public and Product Liability (Defendant)
  • Aviation
  • Corporate

Best Lawyers:

Our senior lawyers have been recognised as being best in Australia and ranked as leading lawyers in our specialist areas:

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia

  • Naturcal Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Litigation
  • Competition Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Aviation Law
  • Energy Law
  • Construction/Infrastructure Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate law
  • Insurance Law
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Other Offices of Carter Newell:

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Australia: Brisbane, QLD
Level 13
215 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 4000

+61 7 3000 8300
 +61 7 3000 8488
Australia: Melbourne, VIC
Level 10
470 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3000

+61 3 9002 4500
Australia: Sydney, NSW
Level 11
15 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000

+61 2 8315 2700