As a result of the rapid growth of Nexus Law Group, Belinda Crosbie has been appointed as Partner of Nexus Lawyers’ Newcastle office, the national hub of the award winning dispersed law firm.
As Australia’s first embedded contractor law firm, Nexus employs a non-traditional structure, with Consulting Principals operating nationally as part of the firm. Belinda has been tasked with growing the Hunter practice, supervising and mentoring junior lawyers and supporting the Consulting Principals.
Founder, Marcus McCarthy, said that Belinda was well placed for handling the challenges of a ‘NewLaw’ practice given her extensive litigation and construction experience, the firms core specialties.
“Belinda has a superb reputation for being a thorough, capable, technical and tactical lawyer,” Marcus said. “She will play a vital role in our ongoing growth and development and we are delighted to have made such a significant hire.”
Belinda said she was thrilled to be helping to shape the innovative law firm and was excited about the prospect of increasing the profile of Nexus in the Hunter and beyond.
“Nexus has been on my radar since its inception.” Belinda said. “The use of technology to build a dispersed commercial practice, with a focus on flexibility for clients and lawyers, whilst providing a high-quality and cost-effective service, is innovative and unique in the market for Australian legal services. In a short period of time Nexus has developed the theory of NewLaw into a reality in a way that no other Australian firm has embraced. I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of it and the benefits for my clients have been immediate.”
Belinda formerly worked in senior roles at two large national practices before joining Nexus. She practices primarily in advisory and contentious construction and commercial law. She has significant dispute resolution experience including litigation, arbitration, mediation and all aspects of Security of Payment disputes. Belinda’s clients are primarily involved in commercial and residential infrastructure projects. In addition to resolving disputes, she regularly advises clients in the drafting, negotiation and pricing of infrastructure contracts and general commercial agreements.