Lindsay is a market leading practitioner and legal literary author, with more than 40 years' industry experience. He specialises in professional indemnity with a focus on valuers, construction and property.
Lindsay has practised in the London market since 1983, becoming one of the most high profile Australian lawyers to practise in this market. He has co-authored the second edition of Valuers' Liability and was the principal author of the Risk Management Module produced for the Australian Property Institute (API), which is provided to all practising valuers around Australia.
What he does
Lindsay's expertise spans valuers' negligence and related real estate as well as construction matters and related litigation.
He advises major international and Australian insurers on insurance coverage, including litigation defence, external dispute schemes, claims management, risk management, complex liability and coverage disputes, and damages.
Lindsay has been acknowledged as a leading Insurance, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Professional Malpractice Litigation lawyer in AFR's Best Lawyers 2019.
Who he works with
Lindsay works with major insureds and insurers in large scale litigation.
Lindsay graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Legal Studies in 1983. Before this, he completed a Certificate of Valuation at Sydney Technical College.
He has been a member of API since 1972.
Life before Sparkes
Before joining Sparke Helmore, Lindsay was a senior partner at DLA Piper for 28 years, having been with the firm for 37 years. Before DLA Piper, he was as a property valuer, project manager and property manager.
Throughout his career, Lindsay has sat on numerous panels, committees and boards. Lindsay served on the board of DLA Piper and its predecessors on two occasions as well as in various leadership and management roles. He was recently appointed to the Australian Property Institute (API) Valuation and Property Standards Committee.
In 2005, he was awarded a Life Fellowship of API for outstanding contribution to the property profession.
Life outside of Sparkes
Lindsay enjoys his sport, having played first grade cricket in Sydney for many years. He also attempts to play golf. He maintains his fitness with recreational boxing and proudly won his last fight by "running away and not having been caught".
Lindsay is also well-known for his wine cellar, which he calls his man cave.