Danny O’Brien

Danny is a Director in the Planning and Environment team. He has extensive experience in government, regulatory and environment law across a number of industry sectors, including major projects. He regularly advises clients on a variety of government issues including regulatory approvals, land access and resumption, contracting and compliance. Danny has litigation experience associated with […]

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Edward Martin

Edward is a Partner in the Disputes Group. His practice is focused on complex commercial disputes, contentious regulatory cases, investigations and Royal Commissions. Edward has extensive experience in Sydney, Melbourne and London acting primarily for multinationals and ASX listed companies in major disputes. The key industries he services are financial services, healthcare and education. He […]

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Claire Lovejoy

Claire is a Director specialising in Local Government at Gadens. Claire has extensive experience as a local government lawyer having spent ten years as an in-house lawyer for a major south-east Queensland local government. Claire has extensive experience in planning and environment advice and litigation, corporate governance including councillor complaints, rating matters, native title and […]

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Kelly Marshall

Kelly has a wealth of experience in commercial contracts.  As a senior member of our Corporate Advisory Team, Kelly specialises in intellectual property, media/entertainment and technology and innovation matters, offering her clients pragmatic, balanced and commercially astute advice.  She also regularly advises on rights enforcement including litigation and mediation. Kelly regularly works with national and […]

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Michael Bampton

Michael is a Partner in our Property, Construction & Planning Group, and specialises in all aspects of construction law. His clients include government and public sector entities, financial institutions, major contractors and corporate entities. Michael is highly experienced in advising on the drafting and negotiation of all documentation required to successfully undertake complicated top-end projects. […]

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Kathy Merrick

Kathy is a Partner in our Disputes Group. Kathy specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and corporate insolvency, and has extensive experience in advising in Australia’s biggest corporate disputes, investigations and collapses. Kathy is a specialist in corporate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, working closely with her clients to achieve timely and practical […]

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Breanna Davies

Breanna is a Special Counsel in our Corporate Team. She specialises in corporate transactions, undertaking due diligence, advisory work and drafting and negotiating commercial agreements to clients across the private and government sectors. Highly valued by her clients in the private and Government sectors for her whole of business approach to legal advice and relationships […]

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Fidelis McGarrigan

With her widespread commercial and civil litigation experience, industry participants call on Fidelis’ proven expertise and rigorous litigation skills to support their varying business needs. A true banking and finance specialist, Fidelis has developed her experience in enforcement of securities including real property mortgages, guarantees and loan agreements; unsecured recoveries; liquidations; bankruptcy; mediation; National Consumer […]

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Stafford Hopewell

Stafford heads Gadens’ planning and environment group in Brisbane. His widespread expertise includes town planning, environment, heritage, coastal, vegetation and contamination matters with a focus on major development and infrastructure projects. These include mixed use developments, master planned residential communities, road and water infrastructure. He acts for a broad range of clients including property owners, […]

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Scott Couper

Scott specialises in insolvency, banking and finance litigation and commercial litigation. He acts for receivers, banks and financial institutions throughout Australia on matters ranging from the management and sale of property and assets to proceedings for the recovery of equipment, assignment of debt and security and defending litigious actions. He also acts for insolvency practitioners […]

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Rachel Sciascia

Rachel assists a broad range of clients including private and public businesses, universities, government, research organisations, not-for-profit organisations and large multi-national corporations listed on both Australian and international exchanges in matters relating to research and development, intellectual property licensing, transfer and commercialisation. Rachel is particularly well-known for her expertise in advising on the structure of, […]

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Paul Spiro

Paul is the National and Queensland Chairman of Gadens and is considered one of Australia’s leading experts in property law, commercial negotiation and facilitation. Paul is the Chair of Brisbane Festival, former Chair of Brisbane Institute, a Councillor of The Queensland Futures Council and a member of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. He was also […]

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