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Released 06/16

Gilchrist Connell appoints CTP and Liability team in Brisbane

Specialist insurance law firm, Gilchrist Connell, announces that Principal Quentin Owen, Special Counsel Leah Vida and Associate Stephanie Renda have recently joined the firm.

The team’s appointment adds further depth and experience to Gilchrist Connell’s CTP and public and products liability capability. Quentin brings more than 35 years of experience as a solicitor and barrister acting in complex and catastrophic personal injury claims, conducting prosecutions for the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and investigating and defending claims involving arson and fraudulent activities. Quentin’s experience and approach to insurance litigation has earned him recognition as a leading individual in insurance by Chambers & Partners in 2011, listed by Best Lawyers for insurance and personal injury litigation each year since 2013 and listed as a leading lawyer in Public & Occupier Liability (Defendant) and Motor Vehicle Accident & CTP (Defendant) in Doyle’s Guide 2015.

With his proven specialisation in CTP and injury claims, Quentin’s appointment will take Gilchrist Connell’s existing strong capability in this area to the next level, both in Queensland and nationally.

“I am delighted to join Gilchrist Connell – such a preeminent national insurance firm. In the current national and international world of insurance, I believe it’s essential that such a presence is available to enable clients to have a one-stop shop and to provide excellent service,” said Quentin.

Quentin is joined by Leah Vida and Stephanie Renda. Leah and Stephanie have both worked exclusively for major insurers and self-insurers since their admission to practise and have gained extensive experience in the defence of compulsory third party claims and legal liability  claims.

Managing Principal Richard Wood said, “The firm considers itself very fortunate to have managed to lure a team of such quality as Quentin’s. As well as providing us with a stronger presence in Queensland, these three excellent lawyers greatly enhance our ability to service CTP and liability insurers nationally.”

Since its inception in 2008, Gilchrist Connell has grown to 70 lawyers and five offices. It remains the only dedicated insurance law and defendant-side litigation law firm with offices in every mainland state.

For further information or  an interview, please contact:

Richard Wood Managing Principal Adelaide Office

T: (08) 8215 7001

M: 0403 069 807

Quentin Owen Principal Brisbane Office

T: (07) 3157 1904