David has extensive experience across all major lines of insurance including financial lines, professional indemnity, public and products liability, property, statutory classes and excess of loss/reinsurance.
With more than 30 years' insurance law experience, David is regularly called upon by both underwriters and corporates for his expert advice and guidance in the handling of a wide variety of claims across the above classes. David's expertise extends to regulatory and investigative work on behalf of professionals.
In liability claims, David's experience includes construction, sport & leisure, hospitality, healthcare, retail, industrial and commercial.
David is able to implement strategic resolution strategies in complex multi-party litigation. David has many years' experience conducting complex litigation in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal of NSW and Federal Courts.
David’s clients include insurance brokers, law firms, engineering firms, other professional firms and hold him in high regard for his technical skills with a strong client service focus. This focus has laid the foundations for long-term client relationships and panel appointments.
As an active member of the Australian insurance community he has a keen interest in industry issues. In addition to his participation across a number of associations, David is a Past President of AILA.
David is also a faculty member of the Australian College of Insurance Studies and was a committee member of the 2023 World Insurance Congress Australia.
David was recently recognised as a leading insurance and litigation lawyer by Best Lawyers 2023 and is listed as a Recommended Public & Product Liability (Defendant) lawyer by Doyle's Guide 2022.
Insurance & Reinsurance