Piper Alderman bolsters dispute resolution capability


National law firm Piper Alderman has announced the appointment of Nick Burkett as a Partner in its national dispute resolution team based in Brisbane. Nick joins from Lexon Insurance and was formerly a partner at Ebsworth & Ebsworth.

Mr Burkett’s experience spans a broad range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes across various state and federal courts and tribunals.  Nick has a thorough understanding of the drivers of the successful resolution of complex litigation.  Having held senior in house and private practice roles he appreciates the need for legal and technical excellence to be guided by the desired commercial outcome.  The foundation of optimal outcomes has its foundation in a cohesive and collaborative approach between client and lawyer.

Nick has considerable experience in acting for clients in both the aviation and insurance sectors. Nick has acted for many of the major airlines and their insurers across a range of issues.  In the insurance sector his primary focus was on professional indemnity matters.

Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones said he was delighted to welcome Mr Burkett to Piper Alderman.

“Nick brings with him valuable expertise and enhances the firm’s commitment to be the litigation firm of choice.  He is a highly respected lawyer and is widely known for his strategic thinking, tenacity and commerciality.

Our national dispute resolution team has once again experienced year-on-year growth, both in terms of revenue and new clients. Nick’s appointment will ensure that our growing Brisbane office is positioned to seize all new opportunities. 2016 and now 2017, has been a year of significant growth for our national dispute resolution team.  We have welcomed 6 new dispute resolution partners to the firm: Jane Kupsch (Melbourne), Florian Ammer (Sydney), Michael Bacina (Sydney), Thomas Russell (Sydney), Mike Hayes (Adelaide) and now Nick Burkett (Brisbane).

Nick culturally and professionally will be a great addition to our team”.

Commenting on his decision to join Piper Alderman, Mr Burkett said:

“I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic, collaborative and enthusiastic partnership. Piper Alderman’s dispute resolution team is widely known for its national depth of experience acting on complex and market leading matters. I am excited about the next stage in my career”.

Mr Burkett has been a member of the QLS Ethics Committee for 8 years and is a former member of the Australian Insurance Law Association Committee (Qld Branch).