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Finlaysons Lawyers Bolsters Darwin Operations with New Insurance Team

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Finlaysons Lawyers is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its Darwin operations, with the addition of a market leading insurance team. The team will be led by David Sweet, Partner, and supported by Melissa Foster, Special Counsel, and Tara Southgate, Executive Assistant.

The new insurance team brings a wealth of experience in insurance law, with a particular focus on personal injury work. With this strategic addition, Finlaysons Lawyers further enhances its capabilities in serving clients in the insurance sector. The team’s collective experience and dedication to client success position Finlaysons Lawyers as the go-to firm for insurance-related legal matters in the Northern Territory.

Key Team Members:

  • David Sweet, Partner: A seasoned legal professional, David will spearhead the Darwin Insurance Team. With a distinguished career in insurance law, David brings extensive expertise and a proven track record of delivering exceptional results for clients for over 30 years.
  • Melissa Foster, Special Counsel: As a highly regarded insurance law specialist, Melissa’s in-depth knowledge and strategic approach make her an invaluable asset to the team and her clients.
  • Tara Southgate, Executive Assistant: Tara, as the Executive Assistant, will play a crucial role in supporting the team’s operations. Her organisational skills and dedication will contribute to the seamless functioning of the team.

Andrew Dyda, Managing Partner of Finlaysons, expressed excitement about the new additions, stating “The Partnership is extremely pleased to welcome David, Melissa and Tara to our Darwin office and the broader Finlaysons team. The addition of this Insurance Team further solidifies Finlaysons’ commitment to delivering comprehensive legal services throughout the Northern Territory. They will be an excellent addition to the firm’s existing Insurance practice, and provide additional strength to our rapidly expanding NT operations”.

“Alongside the addition of David and his team, Finlaysons is excited to be announcing another new team joining our firm in the coming days, laying the foundation for further growth and success in 2024

Mr Sweet said “This is a very exciting time to be joining Finlaysons, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the growth of the Darwin office” adding “it comes at a time when Finlaysons is about to celebrate 10 years in the Northern Territory and at a personal level it also marks my return to the firm in which I commenced my career in private practice in Adelaide many years ago”.

David, Melissa and Tara will be starting with Finlaysons from Monday, February 5.