Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Builders Warranty
  • Dust & Toxic Tort
  • General Insurance
  • Property & Industrial Special Risk Claims
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Occupiers Liability
  • Recoveries

Nigel Kemp

Partner LLB, Grad Cert Legal Practice

office Melbourne
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.

Published Articles

Greater Shepparton City Council v Clarke [2017] VSCA 107

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Professional Membership

  • Law Institute of Victoria