Carter Newell elevates five

Carter Newell is proud to announce the elevation of Laura Horvat, Elisha Goosem and Milton Latta to Special Counsel, Jillian Commins to Senior Associate and Liana Isaac to Associate.

Laura specialises in back end construction matters, advising clients with respect to construction industry related insurance claims, acting for insurers in relation to subrogated actions for recovery and conducting litigation in various state jurisdictions in the Supreme and District Courts.

Elisha provides specialist advice to clients in the construction and engineering industry with respect to disputes and insurance claims both for principals and contractors.  She also advises insurers with respect to professional indemnity claims across the various professionals within the construction and engineering industry, and on claims and indemnity issues under various insurance policies including contract works, liability and plant and equipment policies.

Milton acts for insurers and corporate clients in the defence of personal injury and property damage claims, as well as in relation to pursuing recovery actions.  Milton’s experience extends from trip and fall claims to more complex property damage claims including providing advice in relation to indemnity and policy response. Milton’s background in engineering and manufacturing is particularly beneficial for engineering related matters, including workplace injuries, product defects and complex property damage claims.

Jillian specialises in personal injuries claims under the PIPA and common law. She has advised insurers and corporate insureds on indemnity and liability issues as well as detailed quantum issues.  She focuses on claims involving personal injuries arising from hotelier claims, the mining industry and workplace injuries where the insured is the host employer.

Liana’s experience extends to property and injury liability matters advising a variety of leading Australian insurers with respect to indemnity, liability and quantum issues.

Senior Partner Paul Hopkins said, “These are wonderful days for Carter Newell.  When our elevated staff address the firm, to hear them say we are a firm of friendly, approachable and supportive people, and a great place to work, confirms our culture and future growth is in good hands”.

Carter Newell is delighted to also announce the following recent appointments to the firm:

  • Stephanie Bird, Associate, Sydney - Insurance
  • Tarin Olsen, Associate, Brisbane – Construction & Engineering
  • Wendy Bure, Senior Associate, Sydney – Insurance
  • Andrew Shields, Special Counsel, Brisbane – Construction & Engineering
  • Elizabeth Beech, Senior Associate, Melbourne - Insurance

Image (L-R): Jillian Commins, Liana Isaac, Laura Horvat, Milton Latta and Elisha Goosem