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William Brock

Special Counsel

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William Brock

William Brock

Special Counsel

People

William Brock

William Brock

Special Counsel

Will is a Special Counsel in the Brisbane office experienced in insurance litigation. Will has primarily focused on product liability dust disease claims but is also experienced in subrogated recoveries and property damage claims.

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Profile & Experience

Will is a Special Counsel in the Brisbane office experienced in insurance litigation. Will has primarily focused on product liability dust disease claims but is also experienced in subrogated recoveries and property damage claims.

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Will has been practising since 2013, predominantly in insurance litigation with a focus on product liability dust disease claims involving asbestos and silica. He has acted on behalf of major manufacturers of asbestos products and engineered stone products.

Will has developed extensive knowledge regarding the unique issues that arise in legacy/latent claims where the time between exposure and injury may span decades. He has defended hundreds of dust disease claims across the Queensland courts and the Dust Diseases Tribunal of New South Wales.

In addition to defending dust disease claims Will is experienced in identifying potential contributors and has successfully obtained litigated and un-litigated recoveries on behalf of clients.

Will has also advised insurers on general liability claims involving novel injuries and circumstances, and subrogated recoveries relating to landlord policies, personal and commercial property damage and motor vehicle property damage claims.

Experience
  • Defended asbestos related personal injury claims involving terminal claimants, multiple parties and complex dependency and economic loss issues.
     
  • Successfully pursued contribution (litigated & un-litigated) from a range of employers, occupiers and other parties involved in asbestos exposure claims.
     
  • Defended silica related personal injury claims involving terminal claimants, novel diagnoses and complex contribution issues.
     
  • Assisted insurers and manufacturers to formulate strategies addressing the legal and public perception issues arising from ongoing product liability claims.
     
  • Advised insurers on large loss incidents involving flood damage, recurring events and multiple insureds.
     
  • Advised insurers on significant court decisions and identified implications for recoveries in personal property portfolios.
     
  • Provided in-house assistance to Australian insurers in order to manage and improve large loss recoveries.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss claims

  • Employers' & Public Liability

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Occupational Disease & Legacy claims