Wes Rose
Wes Rose
Wes Rose Partner

Wes Rose


About Wes

Wes is an experienced insurance lawyer who focuses on construction risks across professional indemnity, contract works, contractor all risk and industrial special risk lines. Before becoming a lawyer, Wes spent several years as a site manager for a construction company.
What he does
With his practical experience in the construction industry, Wes quickly understands the complex technical issues that arise in insurance claims in public and private infrastructure projects and under industrial special risk policies. He routinely advises on coverage, liability and recovery prospects under a variety of complex, bespoke project specific and annual policy wordings due to his ability to identify the key technical, factual and legal issues at the earliest possible time and explain the implications of those issues concisely.
Who he works with
Wes acts for Lloyd's syndicates, local and US-based insurers that write risks in the construction, engineering and public/private infrastructure spaces. He also acts for design and construction contractors and engineering consultancies with large self-insured retentions.
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What his clients say

"I have had the privilege of working with Wes on a number of matters over the last few years. I have always found Wes to be the consummate professional. His reports have always been meticulously researched and well-thought out. Wes has shown that he can quickly grasp the intricate complexities of the matters we have dealt with and relate them to the current policy wording. Wes' work has always been of the highest quality and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any matter." Sherrie Morton, National Claims Manager, Energy, Fire and Construction, Liberty International Underwriters.

"Contract works is a relatively new business class for us so when we were notified of our first complex 'out of the box' claim, Wes guided us through the various steps inclusive of all parties contractual, legal and insurance positions, as well as claim strategy. With Wes' practical construction industry experience, technical know-how and passion for early results and solutions he was able to assist us with a non-confrontational and amicable resolution for all parties concerned. We were very pleased with Wes' assistance in the matter and would recommend him for any construction and/or contract works matters." Melissa Elliott, National Claims & Loss Prevention Manager, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd

Wes has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Life before Sparkes
Wes worked in the construction industry as a site manager before and during his law studies. He joined a small suburban firm practicing in residential building law and insolvency after finishing his degree. Wes then joined the Sydney office of an international firm where he worked for more than three years in the insurance group specialising in construction claims. He then moved to a boutique insurance firm to build his practice in professional indemnity, property and construction. Wes joined Sparke Helmore in December 2013.
Life outside of Sparkes
Wes keeps busy running with his wife and two dogs, and he also enjoys rock climbing and water skiing. On the home front, Wes is a keen (but often less than brilliant) cook.