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CLIENT UPDATE 17 August 2010

TurksLegal Announces New Appointments TurksLegal is delighted to announce new appointments within their Sydney office. The firm has promoted two Senior Associates to the Partnership: Lisa Dorman (Commercial Disputes & Insolvency) and Dominic Maait (Workers Compensation) and three solicitors to Senior Associate level: Robbie Elder (Workers Compensation), Benjamin Karalus (Insurance & Financial Services) and Luke Whiffen, who has recently joined the firm’s Commercial Disputes & Insolvency team. The internal promotions represent TurksLegal’s focus on recognising and rewarding talent from within and its commitment to providing employees with a dedicated career path within the firm. Details about the expertise of each Partner and Senior Associate appear below: Lisa Dorman – Partner, Commercial Disputes & Insolvency Lisa joined TurksLegal in 1999. Her areas of expertise include Banking & Finance Litigation, Insolvency and Commercial Litigation. She acts for banks, insurers and insolvency practitioners in conducting a range of proceedings in State and Federal Jurisdictions. Dominic Maait – Partner, Workers Compensation Dominic joined the firm in 2005. He has extensive experience in insurance litigation and practises in workers compensation, primarily in the areas of industrial common law claims, 151Z recoveries and dual insurance. His specialist experience also extends to the provision of advice in relation to claims for statutory indemnity, public liability, motor accident and medical negligence. He acts for a range of clients in his chosen specialty of recoveries, where significant financial returns have been achieved by adopting a focused strategy in pursuing claims to recover compensation payments. Robbie Elder – Senior Associate, Workers Compensation Robbie joined TurksLegal in 2007 and has specialised experience in providing advice to NSW government organisations within the Treasury Managed Fund (TMF) Scheme. He also appears as an advocate on behalf of employer clients in the Workers Compensation Commission. Benjamin Karalus – Senior Associate, Insurance & Financial Services Benjamin joined the firm in 2007. He practises exclusively for insurers by providing advice on liability and indemnity in relation to public liability, property and motor vehicle damage claims and acting for insurers in litigated claims. He also advises on and acts for insurers in fraud claims and investigations, indemnity disputes, recoveries and engineering disputes. Luke Whiffen – Senior Associate, Commercial Disputes & Insolvency Luke recently joined TurksLegal. He brings to the firm a strong background in insolvency through acting for liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy. He has extensive experience conducting litigation and providing advice to insurers, including trade credit insurers, banking and finance clients in relation to the enforcement of their securities, and to various corporate and commercial clients in relation to general litigation matters. Further details are available at the TurksLegal website at:



For more information, please contact: Lisa Dorman Partner Commercial Disputes & Insolvency T: 02 8257 5734 E:

Dominic Maait Partner Workers Compensation T: 02 8257 5726 E:

Robbie Elder Senior Associate Workers Compensation T: 02 8257 5766 E:

Benjamin Karalus Senior Associate Insurance & Financial Services T: 02 8257 5772 E:

Luke Whiffen Senior Associate Commercial Disputes & Insolvency T: 02 8257 5722 E:

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TurksLegal Announces New Appointments  

TurksLegal is delighted to announce new appointments within their Sydney office.

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