Firm Profile

Colin Biggers & Paisley


Level 42
2 Park Street
Sydney NSW 2000
61 2 8281 4555

Firm Details

Founded over a century ago, Colin Biggers & Paisley is one of the oldest legal practices in the country. We are proud of our long-standing client relationships with many of Australia's most respected and successful companies. Today the practice has over 470 staff, offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and a track record of excellence and high partner engagement. In the past three years, Colin Biggers & Paisley has doubled its staff to strengthen our resources, experience and service delivery to our clients. In fact, The Australian named Colin Biggers & Paisley the fastest growing legal practice 2017 in their 2017 partnership survey.

Colin Biggers & Paisley's key fields of expertise are construction, property and insurance and we maintain a strong presence in the areas of agribusiness, banking and finance, education, energy, mining and resources, and government.

In the construction space, we have one of the largest dedicated practice groups in the country and we act for all industry players, including private developers, major and mid-tier contractors, specialist subcontractors, consultants and government.

Our desire to be leaders in all that we do saw us become the first legal practice to create an online property contract exchange platform, CBP Exchange, revolutionising the way real estate is bought and sold throughout Australia and the rest of the world.

We have an evolving China Practice, growing Middle East Practice, strong networks in the Australia-Israel business community, and a founding membership of ADVOC (international legal network). This means we can assist you wherever your business takes you.  

Colin Biggers & Paisley is able to help businesses of all kinds - small and large, emerging and established.


Nick Crennan
Managing Partner
Brad Kermond
Partner, Construction and Engineering
James Neal
Partner, Construction and Engineering
Jon Meadmore
Partner, Corporate and Commercial
Antony Riordan
Partner, Corporate and Commercial
Andrew Tulloch
Partner, Insurance
Gavin Creighton
Partner, Insurance
Rhett Oliver
Partner, Property and Development
Duane Keighran
Partner, Property and Development

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Sydney in Insurance Law with 12 lawyers

About Our Clients

We act for a wide variety of clients, including publicly listed and private companies, major Australian and multinational corporations, not for profits, insurers, importers and exporters, franchisors and franchisees, employers and employees, rural land and agribusiness holders, property buyers and developers, directors and officers, owners' corporations, tenants and landlords, accountants, architects, designers, engineers, financial advisers, executors and trustees, quantity surveyors, valuers, medical practitioners, health professionals, barristers, solicitors and real estate agents.

Our clients come from a range of sectors and industries, including all levels of government, manufacturing, financial services, commercial and corporate entities, entertainment, health services, educational institutions, IT, construction, real estate, property development, mining, industrial, hospitality and transport and logistics.


Linda Branton
Marketing Communications Manager

"Law Firm of the Year"

Founded in 1900, Colin, Biggers & Paisley is an innovative Australian firm with a global reach.  This year, 29 lawyers were recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia for their top talent in 16 practice areas.  Additionally, the firm has been awarded the top distinction of "Law Firm of the Year" in Australia for its work in Insurance Law.
Law Firm of the Year Badge for Australia
Insurance Law

"Colin, Biggers & Paisley has an outstanding Insurance Law practice," says Best Lawyers President Phil Greer, "and is a favorite among Australia’s largest insurers for class action work." The firm's Insurance Law practice is headed by Melbourne’s 2018 Insurance Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”, Patrick Monahan. This year, Monahan’s team has been enhanced by new hires and its Queensland expansion. In addition, the firm has 11 lawyers recognized for their top legal talent in Insurance Law in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia.

Patrick Monahan also shared: "We’ve got about 20 partners now in the group and about 50 or 60 lawyers supporting us, so we’ve got a big and solid team. Things are going very well. We’ve had a lot of solid claims work, both the regular, routine insurance claims that practices like ours live and die by, but also a large number of really substantial matters, many class actions, and some other cases. It’s been a very, very exciting year for us."

Learn more by reading: "Q&A with Patrick Monahan and Andrew Tulloch of Colin Biggers & Paisley."

Firm Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate/Governance Practice
  • Education Law
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Practice
  • Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Occupational Health & Safety Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Planning and Environmental Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Retail Law
  • Shipping & Maritime Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Office Locations



Brisbane, Australia

Level 35 Waterfront Place

1 Eagle Street

Brisbane QLD 4000


61 7 3002 8700

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Melbourne, Australia

Level 23

181 William Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


61 3 8624 2000

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Sydney, Australia

Level 42

2 Park Street

Sydney NSW 2000


61 2 8281 4555

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