Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Catastrophic Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Public Liability

Michael Garbett

Managing Partner Brisbane LLB

office Brisbane
phone +61 7 3225 5920

Michael is the Managing Partner of our Brisbane office. Michael has practised exclusively in the area of accident compensation for over 25 years, having been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993.

He has extensive experience in all areas of insurance litigation, including claims following motor vehicle accidents, work place accidents, product liability, public liability and professional negligence, and has developed particular expertise in managing claims involving catastrophically injured claimants.

During his career, Michael has defended a significant number of personal injury claims on behalf of a broad range of defendants / insurers. He has also provided advice to many of his insurance industry clients on matters such as policy questions, compliance and indemnity issues.

Michael is the current Chairperson of the Accident Compensation Committee of the Queensland Law Society. In this role, he is closely involved with the development of policies concerning accident compensation on behalf of the legal profession in Queensland. He also undertakes regular liaison between the legal profession and the government regarding the drafting and introduction of legislation which impacts on the accident compensation field.

In addition to his comprehensive expertise in these practice areas, Michael is highly regarded by clients for his skill in achieving timely and cost effective outcomes and ability to identify relevant legal issues in those matters defended through the litigation process.

Professional Membership

  • Queensland Law Society Accident Compensation Committee