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Released 11/18

New Principal Boosts Gilchrist Connell’s Workplace Practice

Specialist insurance law firm Gilchrist Connell is delighted to announce the appointment of national workplace law expert Philip Duffy as Principal in its Melbourne office.

Philip’s arrival will expand the thriving national workplace practice and boost its offering by adding further depth and his decades of high-level experience to the team’s senior ranks.

National head of the firm’s dynamic workplace practice, Joel Zyngier said, “Client demand has seen us grow exponentially since day one – we’re now at the point where we’ve had to bring Philip on board earlier than expected and have him hit the ground running – fast!”.

Philip is a veteran of the sector with more than 20 years’ experience and his keen focus on workplace law has seen him develop a strong practice around WorkCover, OH&S and general employment law.

“He has earned an excellent reputation for navigating complex issues arising from these constantly evolving areas of law and will be a very welcome addition to our dedicated and hardworking team,” added Joel.

While Philip has successfully represented many employers in trials before the County and Supreme Courts, his core strength is in delivering integrated recommendations to resolve workplace problems in relation to employment, industrial relations, OH&S and workers compensation.

His clients particularly value Philip’s ability to provide commercially astute recommendations and resolutions, especially in the face of multiple industrial relation law concerns.

This year, Gilchrist Connell celebrates ten years since opening in 2008.  The firm is internationally networked with The Harmonie Group, widely recognised in national law awards programs, and prominently listed in Best Lawyers, Doyle’s Guide and Chambers Asia Pacific.