Dylan has been an Associate in the financial lines team in our Sydney office since December 2020. While Dylan specialises in professional indemnity and directors and officers insurance, he has also has experience in a number of reinsurance treaty disputes. He has frequently been involved in providing clients with coverage advice, and acted on behalf of clients in class actions, arbitrations and litigation in every State in Australia.
Although Dylan's experience is largely focussed upon claims against financial institutions, his experience extends across a variety of professions such as insurance brokers, valuers, lawyers, banks, and engineers. Given Dylan's experience in working in-house for a global insurer, reinsurer and insurance brokerage, Dylan brings a real understanding of his client's needs and a commercial approach to litigation.
In 2020, Dylan was a finalist in the Insurance category for the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Award. Since 2018, he has also been involved in a number of Australia's precedent judgments handed down in the Supreme Courts of NSW, Victoria and Western Australia, and significant multi-party and multimillion dollar class actions and arbitrations with losses claimed in excess of $100m.
Class action defence: Defending a large insurance brokerage in respect of D&O and professional indemnity issues in a large securities class action
Reinsurance arbitrations: Acting for a reinsurer in relation to treaty disputes with its cedants
Professional indemnity: lawyers and insurance brokers – Frequently acted in the defence of solicitors, law firms, and insurance brokers in professional negligence matters
Covid-19: Providing advice to brokers, insurers and reinsurers in relation to the impacts of and policy response for losses arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic
Professional indemnity: construction professionals – Acting for a broad range of construction professionals (surveyors, engineers, design contractors) regarding building defects and collapses
Coverage: Advising insurers on policy interpretation and the operation of exclusion clauses in a number of D&O, professional indemnity policies, and management liability policies.
Dylan is an Associate in Sydney with extensive experience in defence and coverage matters involving both claims and investigations against financial institutions, directors and officers, and professionals.