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Applying expert skill to navigate complexity

We advise on the risks and claims that arise from a potential or actual breach in negligence, contract or statute and that result in damage to a third party, either personally or against the third party's property.

We handle all manner of liability issues – from the conduct of coronial inquiries and investigations, intentional tort claims, product liability including management of claims against manufacturers or suppliers of “defective” products, personal injury claims ranging from the minor to the catastrophic, all aspect of property liability claims as well as risk management assessments to determine claims causation strategies. 

When it comes to policy wording, interpretation, coverage issues and exclusion clauses, we are the “go to” firm.   As one of the largest and most experienced liability teams in the country, we handle around 1,000 liability claims each year working with international and Australian insurers, underwriters and corporations.  We achieve the right outcomes through conciliation, mediation, arbitration, and expert determination skills embedded across our team. 

What the market says

Winner—Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards—Insurance Team of the Year, 2022
Winner—Australasian Lawyer Australian Law Awards—Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, 2022
Finalist—Australasian Lawyer Australian Law Awards—Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, 2023

Team leader

Senior team

Julian McGrath
Julian McGrath
t: +61 2 9260 2527+61 2 9260 2527
m: +61 412 676 473+61 412 676 473
o: Sydney
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Belinda Michalk
Belinda Michalk
National Practice Group Leader
t: +61 2 9260 2790+61 2 9260 2790
m: +61 420 971 677+61 420 971 677
o: Sydney
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