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TurksLegal announces new senior appointments

TurksLegal is pleased to announce the appointment of the following new partner and the promotion of the following solicitors effective 1 July 2019. These individuals have shown enormous talent, not only as legal specialists, but also as ambassadors for our firm.

We also thank our valued clients, for giving our teams the opportunity to shine.

Lian Chami, Partner - Employers Liability, Sydney

Lian joined TurksLegal in 2018 as a Special Counsel in the Employers Liability team. Lian is a specialist in toxic tort litigation and historical claims. She has extensive experience acting in relation to claims arising from exposure to asbestos dust and fibre, as well as historical abuse. Lian’s understanding of both the highly complex nature of this specialised area of law as well as the deep sensitivity required when acting on behalf of defendants in such matters has meant she has become an integral part of the Employers Liability team. Her promotion to partnership reflects not only Lian’s legal acumen, but also her dedication to clients and her role as a mentor to junior staff.

Georgina Wu, Special Counsel - Commercial, Sydney

Georgina joined TurksLegal in 2015 and has over 10 years’ experience in complex debt disputes, retention of title and unfair preference claims. Georgina is a leader in our large trade credit team and is highly respected by staff and clients. Georgina is a significant talent whose promotion is well-deserved recognition of her unrelenting attitude to obtaining the best result possible for clients. 

Matthew Corkhill, Senior Associate - Life Insurance, Superannuation & Advice, Sydney

Since joining TurksLegal in 2016 as a graduate lawyer in the Life Insurance, Superannuation & Advice team, Matthew has become a highly valued member of our disputes team who assists in the handling of life insurance and superannuation disputes nationally. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for providing client-focused solutions, Matthew has been a self-starter who has excelled within the team and his promotion is well deserved recognition of these qualities.

Luke Allan, Senior Associate - General Insurance, Melbourne

Luke joined TurksLegal in January 2019 as an Associate in the Melbourne General Insurance team. Luke is a highly skilled lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in insurance, litigation and dispute resolution. Luke acts exclusively for insurers and self-insured companies on a variety of insurance matters, including property, motor vehicle, indemnity and fraud, and product liability. Clients appreciate Luke’s pragmatic and down to earth approach to complex matters, which assists him to achieve the best commercial and strategic client-focused outcomes.

Melissa Jarvin, Senior Associate - Commercial, Brisbane

Melissa joined TurksLegal in March 2019 in the Brisbane Commercial team. Prior to this Melissa spent a number of years working at Brisbane-based commercial law firms specialising in commercial disputes. Her expertise includes contractual disputes, debt recovery, commercial leasing and property disputes, competition and consumer law and insolvency disputes. Melissa is also experienced in the specialised areas of horticulture produce law and grain trade law. We are thrilled to have someone with Melissa’s talent, drive and passion on board.