Paul has practiced in insurance law for almost three decades, including five years in-house as Principal Claims Solicitor at LawCover. He advises and acts for multiple major insurers in all types of claims including professional indemnity, public liability, personal injury, directors and officers and financial line claims.
Paul regularly acts as defence counsel in defence of claims for solicitors, barristers, financial planners, accountants, architects, engineers, private certifiers, mortgage brokers and originators, real estate agents and valuers in all NSW jurisdictions, with particular expertise referrable to proportionate liability defence issues and fraud allegations in mortgages related proceedings as well as construction related disputes.
In liability claims, Paul acted as defence counsel for large commercial organisations for many years, managing both high volume, low value as well as catastrophic public liability personal injury claims, shopping centre claims and footpath injury claims. He has acted as defence counsel on instructions for multi-national corporations in personal injury claims as well as multiple emerging small to medium sized enterprises.
Paul has acted and is acting for excess insurers in high profile class actions involving professional indemnity financial lines as well as product liability and occupier liability claims arising out of natural disasters.
He provides regular advice on policy wordings and interpretation. An accredited mediator, Paul actively engages in directed negotiated resolution on a cost-benefit and risk assessment basis that supports the overall aims of his clients. Paul achieves early, commercially driven resolutions consistent with his insurer clients’ commercial aims.
Articles and Presentations
Has your negligence caused a loss? (2017) 39 LSJ 80