Area of expertise
- Builders Warranty
- Dust & Toxic Tort
- General Insurance
- Property & Industrial Special Risk Claims
- Public & Product Liability
- Occupiers Liability
Partner LLB, Grad Cert Legal Practice
phone +61 3 8687 7342
Nigel has vast experience representing all major insurers, self-insured corporations and public authorities.
Nigel predominantly practices in insurance litigation, particularly the defence of personal injury and property damage matters as varied as:
- Liability and Road Management Act claims against local government authorities, non-government organisations and recreational bodies
- Liability claims against licenced premises, manufacturers, occupiers and high-risk facilities
- Liability claims against telecommunications providers
- Property damage claims, including commercial and domestic construction, electrical, plumbing, water, underground assets, agriculture and motor vehicle / mechanical engineering (including catastrophic engine failure)
- Defence of WorkCover recovery actions and related common law actions
- Prosecuting recovery actions on behalf of manufacturers, supermarkets, shopping centres and telecommunications providers
- Representing a professional indemnity insurer in solicitors’ negligence claims.
Nigel also manages a national recovery practice in which he has acted in hundreds of property damage recovery claims for a prominent telecommunications provider.
He is also our Melbourne Pro Bono Partner and a member of our National Pro Bono Committee, having forged a strong relationship with the Inner Melbourne Community Legal centre and overseeing a free legal clinic staffed by the firm’s lawyers.
Nigel is an experienced advocate, having successfully represented clients before a wide range of state courts and tribunals.
With a strong commitment to alternative dispute resolution, Nigel has appeared in a large number of successful mediations and compulsory conferences.
May 31, 2017
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- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Law Institute of Victoria