Australia: Norton Rose Fulbright grows national insurance team again with senior partner hire
Last Updated: 7 May 2016

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that experienced insurance lawyer Samantha Kelly has joined as a partner in Sydney, coming soon after former DLA Piper partner and colleague Jacques Jacobs joined in March this year.

Ms Kelly was a senior insurance partner at DLA Piper and predecessor firm DLA Phillips Fox. Her experience is in the defence of general liability and casualty claims, product liability, environmental liability and defamation. She has acted for top Australian and international insurers and companies, including in class action disputes; general civil litigation; and royal commissions, coronial inquests and other bodies of inquiry.

Her appointment follows the addition in the last year of insurance partners Mark Attard (Melbourne) and Brett Solomon (Brisbane), as well as senior insurance litigator Jehan-Philippe Wood (Perth) from our London office.

Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia, Wayne Spanner, said our highly respected Australian insurance team was building significant depth around the country to the benefit of our clients.

"The addition of someone with Samantha's experience and capability caps off a series of quality appointments to our national insurance team," he said. "We are proud of the track record we have gained in advising international and domestic insurers, and look forward to continuing to help those clients with the addition of Samantha's skills in class actions, general litigation and commissions of inquiry."

Ms Kelly commented:

"I am pleased to be joining a global law firm that has made a significant investment in the provision of international insurance advice, especially in contentious matters and those involving environmental liability. I look forward to working alongside the Australian insurance partners and the other high quality insurance teams in the UK, the US and around the world."

Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has added 11 additional lateral partners since January 2015: John Elliott, Andrea Rezos, Emanuel Confos, Benny Bernarto (Jakarta), Nadia Soraya (Jakarta), Mark Attard, Brett Solomon, Peter Lamont, Ellen Thomas, Jacques Jacobs and Global Head of our Energy practice Simon Currie (from Norton Rose Fulbright in London).

To print this article, all you need is to be registered on

Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.

Some comments from our readers…
“The articles are extremely timely and highly applicable”
“I often find critical information not available elsewhere”
“As in-house counsel, Mondaq’s service is of great value”

Press Releases from this Firm
Recent Content from this Firm
By Georgina Hey, Rebecca Brenikov
By Nicholas Brunton, Tom White
By Alex Whiteside, Emanuel Confos, James Scannell, Adam Murphy
By Noni Shannon, Sonali Seneviratne, Gavin Scott, Laura Jayne Waterford
By Martyn Taylor, Louie Liu
By Nick Abrahams
By Peter Lamont
By Paul O'Donnell, Greg Reinhardt
By Elisa de Wit, Simon Currie
By Sarah Ralph
Font Size: