Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Directors & Officers
  • Financial Institutions
  • General Insurance
  • Health Law & Medical Negligence
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Property & Industrial Special Risk Claims
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Compulsory Third Party Claims

Alex Bolton

Partner LLM, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury

office Sydney
phone +61 2 9234 4591

Alex practises in insurance litigation, specialising in public liability, product liability, professional indemnity, property damage and motor vehicle accident claims.

With over 30 years’ experience, he advises Australia’s major general insurers, international insurers and underwriters, public sector entities and statutory authorities. He is currently assisting a major European insurer on registering in Australia as an overseas foreign insurer.

Alex has considerable experience advising on product liability claims involving motor vehicles. He advised a European underwriter on significant design fault claims brought against a large motor vehicle manufacturer and successfully defended all of these claims.

He has also advised overseas underwriters concerning claims against directors and officers of a large Australian insurer and subsequent successful resolution of the claims. He is currently advising on a complex professional indemnity claim for a major French financial institution.

Other experience includes defending a state government authority in public liability claims for property damage and injury arising from engineering aspects such as bridge and road design and construction and traffic control systems.

Alex has strong expertise advising in catastrophic claims arising under the Motor Accidents Act 1989 (NSW) since its commencement, and thereafter the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999 (NSW).Since 2003, he has been a Claims Assessment and Resolution Service Assessor, appointed by the Motor Accidents Authority of NSW to assess claimants damages claims.

He regularly presents papers at conferences and authors insurance and personal injury law articles.

Alex is a member of the Ethics Review Committee of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He sits at the Committee as the legal observer.

Alex is our Sydney Pro Bono Partner and a member of our National Pro Bono Committee. He is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.

Published Articles


Legal Directions

Newling v FSS Trustee Corporation (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 1405 On 14 September 2018, Parker J of the NSW Supreme Court…

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Professional Membership

  • Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association Inc
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Motor Accidents Authority Claims Assessment and Resolution Service Assessor
  • NSW Claims Discussion Group
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Ethics Review Committee