Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Insurance litigation
  • Home and contents insurance
  • Property damage recovery
  • Product liability and consumer law
  • Building and plumbing disputes
  • Water Act claims
  • Major loss and catastrophe claims
  • Indemnity
  • Property damage liability

Nicholas Sullivan

Special Counsel LLB (Hons), BBusMgt

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8687 7372

Nick is an experienced insurance litigator specialising in property damage claims. He has acted for and advised a number of domestic home and contents, building, landlord and tenant, commercial and motor insurers.

Nick has extensive experience handling property damage recoveries, particularly those involving product liability and consumer law. He has managed numerous claims against various prominent international manufacturers and major retailers initiated under the provisions of the former Trade Practices Act and Australian Consumer Law, and has developed strategies to most effectively and efficiently manage such claims.

He also has experience advising on and defending policy wording / indemnity disputes and defending property damage claims on behalf of liability insurers.

Nick’s expertise includes assisting both niche insurers and some of Australia’s largest insurers to develop and improve systems to identify recovery opportunities, increase recovery revenue and improve turnaround times on claims. He regularly presents training seminars for claims, assessing and investigation teams as well as management groups.

Nick understands the commercial objectives of his clients and is experienced in working collaboratively with each client in order to achieve their preferred outcomes. This includes meeting financial objectives, tailoring advice to suit the understanding of the individual and striving to support and promote the insurer’s customer focus.

Published Articles


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Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria