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Released 04/23

Gilchrist Connell recognised Australia-wide in Best Lawyers 2024

Gilchrist Connell is proud to have again been voted by our peers as amongst the best lawyers in the country.

In total, 34 Gilchrist Connell individuals were recognised in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia. This included 30 principals, special counsel and consultants, drawn from all 5 offices and multiple practice areas, plus four senior associates, who were recognised in the Guide’s Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia.

This year 3 principals were recognised as Lawyer of the Year. Adelaide Principal Fiona Errington was recognised as Lawyer of the Year for her work in Insurance Law in Adelaide, Deborah Templeman was recognised as Lawyer of the Year in Professional Malpractice Litigation in Perth and Justine Siavelis was acknowledged as a Lawyer of the Year in Insurance law in Perth. Only one Lawyer of the Year is recognised in each practice area and geographic location and is awarded based on the highest overall peer feedback.

We greatly appreciate the opportunity to be nominated and ranked among Australia’s best lawyers, and warmly congratulate:


  • Zoe Dempster: Personal Injury Litigation
  • Melissa Eaton: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation, Litigation
  • Fiona Errington: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation
  • Samantha Hocking: Construction / Infrastructure Law; Insurance Law
  • John Homburg: Health and Aged Care Law; Insurance Law
  • Jamie Ling: Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Joe Parisi: Insurance Law; Occupational Health and Safety Law; Personal Injury Litigation
  • Alison Townend: Insurance Law; Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation
  • Richard Wood: Construction / Infrastructure Law; Insurance Law; Legal Malpractice Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation


  • Mark Curran: Employee Benefits Law; Labour and Employment Law
  • David Flint: Personal Injury Litigation
  • Brett Solomon: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Insurance Law; Professional Malpractice Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Professional Malpractice Litigation




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