CONSULTANTS

ROYALE THOMPSON

Royale Thompson was admitted to practice in the Australian Capital Territory, the High Court of Australia, New South Wales , Queensland, and in Papua New Guinea in 1979. She commenced work with Young & Williams Lawyers in 1979, becoming a Partner in 1984, and has remained with Young & Williams following the merger with Maladinas in 2004.

Royale is a litigator with a great deal of experience in litigation of all types, but specializes in insurance law covering personal injury; defamation; marine claims; public liability; workers compensation and professional indemnity insurance.

Royale has been a member of the Council of the Law Society of Papua New Guinea for 10 years and was Chairman of the Lawyers Statutory Committee for 7 years . She has sat on numerous Committees including Civil Practice & Procedure, National Court Rules and Litigation Costs. She was appointed an Acting Judge of the National Court in 2011, in the Civil jurisdiction, and at the end of her term, resumed practice with the firm.

Admin Assistant : Margaret Aria

BRYAN STUART PRIESTLEY

Graduated with an Honours Degree in Law from Queensland Institute of Technology in 1984 and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland (1987) as a Solicitor and to the National Court of Papua New Guinea as a Solicitor and a Barrister (1987);

Spent six years in Papua New Guinea (1987-1992) as a 50% Owner and Managing Partner of Papua New Guinea Law Firm with offices in Port Moresby , Lae and Mount Hagen with 14 solicitors and 40 support staff;

Up until 2010 was the owner of Law Firms in Australia and the Principal of a corporate consultancy business advising legal and accounting firms, financial institutions, major property developers, high net worth individuals and private and public companies.

Significant Commercial, Corporate and Property Law experience and business experience at a senior level resulted in Bryan returning to Papua New Guinea in early 2010 to assist Young & Williams in providing first class Commercial, Corporate and Property legal services to its clients;

Possesses a great understanding of a wide range of commercial and contractual matters affecting businesses. Works closely with his clients to achieve his client's objectives and offers practical commercial advice and solutions;

Operates in a cost and time effective manner and drives the multi-disciplinary team of professionals, project stakeholders and the client's internal management, in handling a project's diverse and challenging range of responsibilities;

Admin Assistant : Bong Masangkay

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