Area of expertise
- Directors & Officers
- Financial Institutions
- Professional Indemnity
- Employment Practices Liability
- Fidelity / Crime / Bond
- Management Liability
- Information Technology Liability
- Policy Drafting & Interpretation
Partner LLB, BA
phone +61 2 9234 4652
Peter’s practice concentrates on insurance claims and advice, and resulting insurance and commercial litigation. He has specific expertise in policy drafting and interpretation.
His experience encompasses litigated matters, often comprising complex and sizeable litigation arising from financial collapses or losses. These matters include acting for insurers and many types of insured professionals such as accountants, trustees, financial advisers, stockbrokers, investment advisers and other professionals involved in a financial loss or crisis.
Peter also acts for other insured professionals on instructions of their insurers, as well as directors and officers and their insurers.
Peter has been recognised as a leader in his field in ‘PLC Which Lawyer?’ 2010.
He has also been ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia reports published annually by the Australia Financial Review since 2010 and in April 2018, was named Best Lawyers’ Sydney Insurance Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’.
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in its 2012 review describes Peter as: ‘one of the go-to people for financial institutions and D&O work’.
In addition, Chambers Global states: ‘Clients hold Peter in high regard for his expertise in policy drafting and interpretation. He has taken part in many complex litigation matters resulting from financial collapses’. In 2018, Chambers Asia Pacific noted that Peter ‘is a highly experienced and widely respected individual in the market, with expertise in the areas of professional indemnity, financial institutions, D&O liability, public offering securities insurance and management liability. One client remarks: “Peter is our go-to man on any complex professional indemnity and D&O issue, and we consider him the leading practitioner in Australia on these specialities.” Another notes: “He’s been in the business for years and he’s very well known and very intelligent”.’
Peter acts as coverage and defence counsel as the circumstances demand and depending upon the matter.
- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Australian Professional Indemnity Group