Property expert joins second firm in a year

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Colin Biggers & Paisley (CBP) has appointed Seamus Gunson as a partner in Melbourne.

Gunson’s transfer comes just months after Clyde & Co confirmed his appointment as a consultant. Before Clyde & Co, he was a partner at HWL Ebsworth.

Gunson, who is a specialist in commercial property law, has more than 20 years’ experience in Australia, South East Asia, and Europe. He acts and advises clients – which include leading property trusts and corporations, investors, commercial landlords, tenants, and property developers – on residential, commercial and industrial and retail property, leasing, due diligence, subdivision, and industrial development matters.

CBP recently celebrated the fifth year anniversary of its merger with Melbourne-based insurance firm Monahan + Rowell. Since 2012, the firm has grown its Melbourne office headcount by 46% with the office now also housing construction, property, employment, litigation, and corporate practices.

The firm promoted Ana Kolovos and Tim Seton to partner on 1 July. In May, former Jones day partner Greg Begaud joined the firm. It also appointed Sian Jones and Chris Dirckze as special counsel, and Michael Finney as senior associate, in May.

CBP now has 73 partners and 450 employees. It has offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

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