Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • General Insurance
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Administrative law
  • Coronial law
  • Occupiers liability
  • Personal injury
  • Property liability
  • Workers compensation recoveries

Derek Collins

Special Counsel LLM (JD), BSocSc (Criminal Justice)

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8687 7336

Derek is a highly skilled advocate and litigator with significant experience defending personal injury and property damage liability claims, defending and prosecuting property damage claims and protecting clients’ interests in Coronial Inquests.

He also has extensive experience in managing recovery actions commenced by the Victorian WorkCover Authority, common law claims brought by injured workers and handling class actions. His experience spans matters issued in all Australian courts and tribunals.

Derek has also been involved in the investigation and defence of various legal actions involving negligent conduct resulting in large bushfires.

Derek is highly regarded by his clients for his strong focus on early resolution, accompanied by expert advice on claims management, early resolution and settlement strategies, insurance policy and statutory interpretation.

Professional Membership

  • Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Lawdons