Yeldham Price O’Brien Lusk (YPOL), a specialist law firm focused on re/insurance and commercial litigation, has announced two special counsel and one senior associate promotions.
Alexandra Bartlett and Dougal Langusch have been promoted to special counsel, and Jessica Thompson has been appointed to the role of senior associate, effective 1 October 2016.
Bartlett is an experienced commercial and insurance litigator who was admitted as a solicitor in the ACT and to the Federal Court in October 2004, and then to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005.
Before joining YPOL, Bartlett has worked for two national firms and at the NSW bar. Her expertise is in the area of professional negligence claims, where she regularly acts on behalf of insured professionals and national and international insurers. Alexandra also has an extensive experience in directors and officers liability in both coverage and defence counsel capacities.
Langusch is an insurance and commercial litigator with over 15 years of experience. He was admitted to practice in NSW in 2000, as well as in the High Court and Queensland. He has extensive coverage and defence experience, focused on financial lines, professional indemnity, and complex commercial insurance programs. He is also a specialist in professional indemnity matters which raise issues of fraud and dishonesty; and acts in litigated and unlitigated commercial disputes and defamation matters.
Thompson was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2010 and joined YPOL in 2012, after working for five and a half years at a boutique law firm.
Thompson has strong litigation expertise conducting in a wide range of proceedings in all jurisdictions of NSW, particularly the Supreme Court and the Federal Court. She also has experience in conducting proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Thompson’s expertise include insurance, professional indemnity, and general liability; commercial litigation and dispute resolution; and debt recovery.
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