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Blair McNamara

Principal Lawyer (LLB (Hons) Bbus, Dip Fin Serv)

Blair has worked as an international insurance broker, a private practice lawyer in commercial litigation, in-house counsel in insurance and banking and with a focus on property and building matters. 

His areas of expertise include:

  • Director, trustee and professional liability claims of all types and industry sectors including in building, financial and technology matters.
  • Commercial legal work including legal advice that is practical, simple, focuses on the issues at hand and is akin to that of inhouse counsel in ensuring quick, efficient and value focused advice. Blair has a particular expertise in drafting professional service retainers and client contract terms in building, financial and technology sectors.
  • Insurance advice of the highest level.  Blair spent many years working for brokers Marsh, Aon, IFS and Honan and has a strong knowledge of insurance and highly regarded both in Australia and internationally for financial lines classes. 

Those that know Blair will know that he prides himself on achieving results. He has forged a reputation in the insurance and legal sectors as a disciplined advocate, persistent negotiator and insurance guru for claim disputes.

Outside work Blair loves nothing more than spending time with his children, following soccer, hitting the beach in Torquay with the kids and bike riding. 

Katy Gale

Lawyer

Katy is in her fourth year of studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media and Communications (Journalism) at La Trobe University.

Katy has worked at Brockhill & Usherwood since 2020 as both a paralegal and now as a qualified lawyer.

She holds a double degree in Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communications (Journalism) from La Trobe University.

Katy has experience in commercial legal work and litigation and she has a focus on:

  • Advice, contract drafting and litigation to businesses including in relation to:
    • All areas of employment law;
    • Professional liability for all professionals (with a focus on financial professionals). Katy also has substantial experience with building professionals;
    • Insurance law.

Katy has had success in investigating corporate, estate and trust disputes where detailed investigations are required. This includes locating and tracing funds, fraudulent transactions, potential whistleblowing, regulatory investigations and piecing together complex factual issues to establish a legal case.

Outside of work, Katy enjoys nothing more than staying active and can often be found running or in the gym.

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Testimonials

I am very happy with Blair’s strategic, well-thought-out and carefully considered advice and methodical approach. He is an ethical and caring lawyer who gets things done. I have no hesitation in recommending him.