Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Dust & Toxic Tort
  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Recoveries and settlements

Martin Dobson

Partner LLB, BJuris

office Perth
phone +61 8 6317 0434

Martin has specialised in workers’ compensation insurance for over thirty years.

He regularly acts for Australian and international insurers and self-insured clients in matters involving:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Personal injury, including back and neck injuries, breaks, serious spinal injuries and paraplegia and brain injuries
  • Psychiatric injury, including stress claims
  • Asbestos diseases
  • Workplace disputes, including unfair dismissal claims.
  • Slip and trips.

Martin is also highly experienced in common law claims and recovery actions involving tort and contract.

In addition, Martin has defended employers against employment liability claims involving allegations of unfair employment practices. This work includes negotiating the settlement of such claims and appearing before the Fair Work Commission on behalf of employers and their insurers.

Martin has also made frequent appearances in connection with WorkCover applications as well as many appearances in Western Australia’s District Court and in the Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Australia and the Fair Work Commission regarding employment-related compensation matters.

Martin is renowned for his skill in providing timely, practical and commercial advice and astute recommendations on the strategic management of claims in relation to liability, quantum and recovery.

He has also played a long-standing role in training and mentoring, as well as presenting at numerous seminars for the legal profession, employers and insurers, and within the law firms where he has worked.

Martin has been ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia reports published annually by the Australian Financial Review since 2019.

Published Articles

Introducing: Two partners Martin Dobson and Daniel Costanzo, join our Perth office

Media Release

Partners Martin Dobson and Daniel Costanzo lead a team of seven who join Moray & Agnew from SRB Legal. The team…

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Professional Membership

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Self-Insurer’s Association of Western Australia