Keith Thomas


+61 8 6319 0474


Keith is a litigator with more than 30 years’ experience gained in Australia and the UK. He has represented clients at many trials, mediations, arbitrations, adjudications, regulatory inquiries, and prosecutions, as well as in matters brought before external dispute resolution and professional disciplinary bodies.

His insurance practice is focused on the resolution of professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability, management liability, public liability including latent diseases, life insurance and other personal lines, property and recovery claims, and regulatory matters. He is recognised for his expertise in professional indemnity across domestic and international markets and is acknowledged in Doyle’s Guide as a recommended professional indemnity lawyer.

Keith’s clients include insurers, corporations, and government agencies. He is instructed by them to manage a range of complex claims and disputes across a broad spectrum of sectors, including financial services, property, building and construction, and mining and resources. He also provides advice on indemnity and insurance provisions in contractual arrangements.

Jul 1, 2022

INSIGHT: All in the mind of the Insured – subjective test confirmed for breach of condition to take reasonable precautions

QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited v BB [2022] WASCA 61 Key takeaways An insured will not be in breach of a reasonable precautions condition if they show they did not recognise that a danger existed or that, recognising the existence of a danger, they took action they considered to be adequate to avoid it and were […]

Jul 1, 2022

INSIGHT: Help, my employer is suing me for negligence!

Beri Distributors Pty Ltd v Mossensons Pty Ltd [2022] WADC 30 Key takeaways Professionals are liable to repay fees to their clients in full where the work is of no value at all to the client. Employers are unlikely to be able to recover lost fees from their employees particularly where there is a duty […]