Gilchrist Connell backs YIPs

Gilchrist Connell backs YIPs

Specialist insurance law firm Gilchrist Connell is proud to announce its Australasian sponsorship of YIPs.

The firm has an even closer association with YIPs, having just appointed YIPs founder and Australasian President Sampath Soysa, as Principal to Gilchrist Connell’s newly opened Melbourne office.

As well as ‘sharing’ Sampath’s terrific leadership and legal talents, there’s a good fit for us with the YIPs sponsorship – Gilchrist Connell itself is still in its ‘youth’ having just marked its sixth birthday, and a decent proportion of our own staff fall in the YIPs target age range,” said Gilchrist Connell Managing Principal Richard Wood. “We also have a high proportion of female lawyers, being another area in common with YIPs which has a large number of female branch presidents and female members generally across its branches.

YIPs has quickly established itself as a highly relevant membership forum and resource for young professionals in the insurance industry - having grown its membership to over 3,000 members under Sampath’s leadership.

Gilchrist Connell is glad to have this opportunity to contribute and stay in touch with topical issues affecting younger people who have chosen insurance as a long term career, via YIPs vibrant ‘movers and shakers’ and as the industry continues to evolve,” he said.

For any media inquiries, please contact the YIPs Australasian Communications Officer or email