People Expertise: Recoveries

Jun 5, 2023

INSIGHT: Paul Garnon

Paul is an insurance litigation specialist with more than 25 years’ experience advising on all types of insurance.  Paul specialises in insurance claims resolution with an emphasis on public and products liability, professional indemnity, property damage, industrial special risk and contract works. Paul also has extensive litigation experience bringing recovery actions on behalf of insurers. Paul’s recoveries […]

Sep 6, 2023

INSIGHT: Drina Govic

Drina is a skilled insurance litigation lawyer with a practice focused on property claims (recoveries and defence) and fraud and investigations. She has represented many of Australia’s leading general insurers and has practised across all Australian jurisdictions. Drina has a particular interest in subrogated property damage claims (domestic and commercial recoveries and liability claims), first-party […]

Jun 6, 2023

INSIGHT: Benjamin Karalus

Benjamin acts for insurers providing advice on liability and indemnity issues across the spectrum of insurance products, policies and claims. Benjamin acts on behalf of a variety of businesses, insurers and self-insured entities across all Australian jurisdictions. He leads a national team experienced in conducting complex and volume recovery claims. His commercial and insightful approach […]

Jul 3, 2023

INSIGHT: Scott Kennedy

Scott has 30 years’ experience advising on coverage and indemnity disputes under professional indemnity, contract works, and ISR policies, as well as litigated claims and recoveries. He also has experience in public and product liability claims, ranging from managing high-volume attritional loss portfolios to class actions and catastrophic losses. Scott’s in-depth specialist expertise, superior client […]

Nov 22, 2022

INSIGHT: Cameron Solley

With more than 20 years’ experience in Australia and in the UK in professional risk, public and products liability, and personal injury, Cameron has navigated clients through the complexities of claims and litigation across public and private sectors and in the sports, leisure, and tourism areas. He represents professionals, company directors, and officers in litigated […]

Mar 1, 2022

INSIGHT: Keith Thomas

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, […]

Jun 6, 2023

INSIGHT: Isabel Cusumano

Isabel has worked exclusively in insurance litigation since being admitted to practice in 2015. Her diverse practice includes defending complex public liability claims in the areas of personal injury and property loss. She has represented a number of major Australian and international insurers and is experienced in conducting insurance defence litigation in the Local, District, […]

Nov 5, 2018

INSIGHT: Joseph Taylor

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Skills and Ethics. Since being admitted to practice in 2006, Joseph has worked exclusively in the field of insurance law – with experience conducting matters across all of […]

Sep 1, 2023

INSIGHT: Phillip Thomas

Phillip has practised exclusively in the insurance space for more than 10 years. His experience is concentrated in the areas of building and construction, property damage, public liability, and policy coverage. He acts for both local and overseas underwriters, particularly Lloyd’s Syndicates and others in the London insurance market. With an impressive track record in […]

Sep 5, 2023

INSIGHT: Kristy Craig-Smith

Kristy represents major insurers and self-insured entities in complex and volume recovery and general liability claims. She has managed large loss property damage, construction, personal injury (including WorkCover recoveries), and product liability proceedings across all Australian jurisdictions. Kristy regularly advises clients on issues involving the Insurance Contracts Act and has identified and pursued fraudulent claims. […]

Grabrielle Fergus, Senior Associate, Meridian Lawyers
Jul 11, 2023

INSIGHT: Gabrielle Fergus

Gabrielle is an experienced insurance litigator with a focus on property damage, public liability, contract works and policy interpretation and coverage matters. She has a solid track record managing domestic and commercial recoveries and liability claims, first party coverage disputes and fraud and investigation claims for national insurers. Her background also includes advising and representing […]

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