Brad assists with advice and representation for a wide variety of professional and general liability claims. He brings to his insurance work a background in commercial legal work and he has valuable experience working in-house at a large Australian insurer.
Regulatory and investigations
Assisting insured motor vehicle dealership to successfully defend at trial (in the Magistrates Court) a claim for damages for breach of contract and misleading and deceptive conduct.
Assisting a mortgage broker to respond to the Australian Financial Complaints Authority's investigation of a complaint against them.
Assisting a registered nurse in connection with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's investigation of a complaint against them.
Assisting an aged care provider to resolve high profile proceedings, brought by family of an elderly client, claiming damages for harm occasioned by the abuse of the client by staff.
Assisting with initial response and management of a regulatory action and legal proceedings against a child care provider in connection with the abduction and sexual abuse of children in its care.
Insurance and reinsurance business lines
Successfully defending at trial, and on appeal, a claim against an adventure camp relating to allegations of unsafe equipment and procedures said to have led to multiple injuries.
Investigating and advising insurer on the defence and eventual "walk away" resolution of a wrongful death claim against a group home care provider.
Investigating and advising insurer regarding a claim for damages for catastrophic injuries caused to a child by a lawnmower operated by another child.
Defending and managing a claim against an insured secondary school (association and its officers) in connection with the sexual assault of the claimant by a school teacher.
Defending and resolving a litigated claim against a respite care provider in connection with the unauthorised restraint of a self-injurious client by carers.
Resolving claim against an accountant in relation to negligent taxation advice to individuals, companies and trustees of superannuation funds, failure to prepare income tax and GST returns and legislative non-compliance.
Resolving multi-party claim, against a design engineer and one other, relating to damage to a mobile crane occasioned by the partial collapse of a steel framework under construction.
Resolving without litigation a complex claim against an architect, by client residents of an incomplete luxury home, in connection with latent site conditions, the architect's certifications and incorrect placement of internal walls.
Providing indemnity advice in relation to a claim for damages, against an engineer, arising from an alleged breach of professional duty by the engineer in the conduct of his business (certifying footings) in the early 1990s.
Providing indemnity advice in relation to a principal/designer's claim against industrial plastics manufacturer, for loss and damage occasioned by failure of plastic drainage pipes at third party construction sites.