Hicksons announces appointment of new Partner Persia Navidi

Hicksons Lawyers is proud to announce that the firm is expanding into climate and cyber risk legal and advisory services, with the appointment of new Partner Persia Navidi.

With over 11 years’ experience in insurance law, Persia specialises in financial lines, providing coverage advice and acting in the defence of insureds in claims arising out of directors and officers, and professional indemnity insurance policies. She has worked with both Australian and global financial lines insurers.

Persia focuses particularly closely on risk relating to climate change (including the management of climate-related litigation) and cybersecurity. She joins Hicksons from HWL Ebsworth, having previously worked at Norton Rose Fulbright and Lander & Rogers.

Stewart Cameron, Hicksons’ managing partner, said: “As the management of risk related to climate and cybersecurity becomes increasingly pressing for company directors and insurers, Hicksons is responding to evolving client demand by expanding its legal and advisory services.

“Persia is highly regarded as an expert in insurance, climate and cybersecurity risk law, and has worked with leading Australian and global insurers,”
he said.

“On behalf of our team at Hicksons, I am pleased to welcome Persia to the team.”

Persia Navidi, who commences with Hicksons on Friday, Pdersia-Navidi-Photograph.jpg1 July 2022 said: “I am delighted to join Hicksons, and look forward to working closely with companies and their insurers to manage and mitigate climate and cyber risks. It is a fascinating time to work with clients in these fields, particularly with the increasing regulator focus on both of these areas and the constantly evolving landscape.

“I look forward to contributing to these fast-growing areas at Hicksons,” she said.

Persia can be contacted at [email protected]

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