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DWF Special Counsel announced as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2023

04 October 2023

DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, is delighted to announce that Marissa Brock has been named as a finalist for Special Counsel of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2023.

Marissa has over 15 years' experience in the defence of dust disease and personal injury claims. Her unique expertise enhances DWF's niche speciality in respiratory illness claims and dust disease litigation. Marissa is also experienced in defending catastrophic injury and medical negligence claims, as well as both plaintiff and defendant insurance litigation.  She also leads DWF's Institutional Abuse team in Australia. 

Marissa has an active senior leadership role at DWF and is dedicated to the mentoring of junior staff, particularly women. She serves as a Committee member for Women in Insurance (Qld) and is Chairperson of DWF's Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.  Marissa has been responsible for driving a variety of fundraising and volunteering initiatives at DWF for organisations such as Wesley Mission Queensland, Habitat for Humanity and Kids Helpline.  

Commenting on the announcement, Damien van Brunschot, Managing Partner of Australia, said “On behalf of DWF, I congratulate Marissa on this accomplishment. She is an integral part of DWF's leadership team and we are delighted to see her being nationally recognised for her exceptional client and community achievements."

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