Roger is a senior lawyer who has advised insurers for more than 25 years on all aspects of CTP and major claims. He also has expertise in liability and state statutory classes of insurance. He has extensive claims experience, and has successfully defended liability, indemnity and other actions across a range of industries.
What he does
Roger assists clients to manage claims, which includes drafting opinions, providing strategic advice, representing his clients at settlement and pre-trial conferences, drafting court documents and acting as counsel at hearings, trials and appeals.
Who he works with
Roger works mainly with settlement officers and claims managers who are responsible for the management and resolution of CTP and statutory classes of insurance claims.
Work done recently
Roger has a Bachelor of Laws degree. He is a member of both the legal panel for the Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Division of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia and the National Board of the Australian Insurance Law Association.
Life before Sparkes
Roger Sands was the founding partner of Perth law firm Marks & Sands and was a partner and principal in private legal practice before joining Sparke Helmore in July 2013.
Life outside of Sparkes
Roger enjoys yoga, swimming, golf and listening to music. He played cricket for many years, is a WACA member and is also a cricket tribunal and appeal board member. Roger played football for the East Fremantle Football Club and is now a member of the Fremantle Football Club. Roger enjoys spending time with his son, David.