Michael brings more than 18 years of experience across all areas of insurance law, with a primary focus on professional indemnity, general liability and accident and health.
Michael has acted and advised Local Government Authorities and national and international insurers and self-insureds on numerous un-litigated and litigated claims. These range from small claims in NCAT and the Local Court to large scale, complex and multi-partied litigation in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court and High Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Vanuatu and High Courts of New Zealand and American Samoa.
Michael is regularly sought after for his technical expertise and ability to provide succinct advice in plain English in cases involving complex legal, factual and technical issues. He is acknowledged for his ability for quickly identifying the issues, providing clear and commercially sensible advice and developing and implementing practical strategies to achieve prompt, cost effective and desired outcomes for his clients. Michael is also a highly effective communicator and negotiator and has achieved successful commercial results in many cases in mediations and settlement conferences.
Clients comment that Michael is approachable, accessible and is across the detail on all cases in which he is instructed.
Michael is recognised by Best Lawyers in Australia (2022 edition) for his expertise in insurance law.