Minter Ellison has added Kemsley Brennan as a partner in Sydney effective 6 October 2015. He spent about 18 years with the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, including as Vice President of Claims – Specialty and Financial Lines and Asia Pacific Casualty Technical Claim Manager. His focus on claims management of specialty and casualty insurance includes directors’ and officers’ liability, venture capital, professional indemnity for financial institutions and advisors, fidelity and crime, employment practices, kidnap and ransom, general liability, product liability and product recall. Brennan’s practice incorporates advice to insurers, reinsurers, captive insurers, global insurers, brokers and corporates on coverage issues, claims management, coverage reviews and insurance risk management. Most recently a partner at Colin Biggers Paisley, he holds an LLB from the Queensland University of Technology. Brennan is co-author of the chapter “Product Liability Insurance” in Product Liability in the Asia Pacific (3rd edition, The Federation Press) and of a number of chapters of the American Bar Association publication The Global Directors and Officers Deskbook.

Norton Rose Fulbright has bolstered its insurance team with the addition of experienced insurance lawyer Brett Solomon as a partner in Brisbane. Solomon was most recently head of the national insurance group at DibbsBarker. He had led this group since 2011. Before that, he worked for more than a decade at Ebsworth & Ebsworth (now HWL Ebsworth). Solomon has acted for underwriters, brokers, self-insureds, claims handlers and other stakeholders in the insurance industry for over 20 years. His experience is in advising on professional indemnity, D&O, public and products liability, casualty, workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety. He acts for domestic and London-based insurers as well as ASX-listed companies.

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