Australia: Promotions for the 2012 Financial Year
Last Updated: 11 July 2012

The Partners of Curwoods Lawyers are delighted to announce the following promotions for the 2012 financial year.

NATHAN MOREHEAD

SPECIAL COUNSEL

Nathan commenced his legal career representing plaintiffs in a wide variety of compensation claims, most notably CTP, workers compensation, public liability, medical negligence and victims compensation.

Nathan has a special interest in complex liability, medical and quantum disputes. He has appeared in multiple jurisdictions on behalf of plaintiffs and defendant insurers. This has allowed him to appreciate and understand the factors at play from a claimant's perspective. As a result, he is able to formulate appropriate strategies and achieve exceptional and efficient outcomes for CTP insurers.

Nathan has been a prolific contributor to Curwoods Case Notes which have been reproduced in several publications. He also conducts workshops and presentations for major CTP insurers on legislative developments and case law

BRIAN TRIST

SPECIAL COUNSEL

Brian joined Curwoods as a solicitor in November 2008 and has practised as a litigation lawyer since his admission in 1999. He has gained his experience with major law firms such as Deacons (now Norton Rose) and Dibbs Barker.

Brian has a broad range of experience in litigated and non-litigated claims on behalf of insurers, Government entities and large self-insured corporate entities.

His areas of expertise include major property damage claims, construction claims and product liability claims.

YASMIN BELL

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Yasmin has had over 7 years' insurance experience gained in well regarded insurance practices in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has had extensive experience defending claims and bringing recovery actions on behalf of insurers.

Yasmin's practice areas include professional indemnity, property damage, construction, public and product liability, personal injury and policy interpretation.

Yasmin has acted in proceedings against a wide variety of professionals, including valuers, managing agents, architects and engineers. She is also experienced in representing insurers in coverage disputes.

Yasmin has conducted matters in most Australian jurisdictions including the High Court, Federal Court, New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and District Court. Yasmin has also had experience in various overseas jurisdictions including United Kingdom, Germany and USA.

GERRY TZORTZATOS

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Gerry began his career at a plaintiff firm where he independently administered a practice of 100-200 files comprising of CTP, public liability, medical negligence and work injury damages matters.

Gerry commenced with Curwoods Lawyers CTP Team in August 2010. Gerry works with partner Ian Jones within the major claims team.

Gerry is currently administering a practice of over 70 CTP files for numerous insurers. His matters involve serious injuries including catastrophic brain damage, loss of limb and spinal injuries.

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