Sean has been practising solely in insurance law for the past 14 years and is a partner in our Sydney general liability practice. Additionally he leads our accident and health area, working with both domestic and Lloyd’s market insurers.
Sean’s extensive experience in his speciality areas of personal injury, workers liability/ recovery and property damage (3rd party) sees him regularly presents papers to clients and at industry forums on contemporaneous issues relating to the sector.
With unique expertise working across industries, Sean takes a proactive approach in the early stages of his matters to ensure superior outcomes for clients. He has earned a reputation for his innate ability to combine pragmatic and commercial advice as a result of his upfront meticulous and thorough preparation for his clients.
Areas of Expertise
- Personal Injury
- Workers Liability Recovery
- Property Damage (3rd party)
- Coverage (stand alone)
- Professional Indemnity
- Accident & Health
- Construction & Infrastructure
- Property & Real Estate
- Public Sector/Education
- Sports Leisure & Entertainment
- Defending builders and sheetpilers in respect of claims for property damage resulting from excessive vibration.
- Defending travel companies in respect of injuries sustained by customers whilst in Italy, Egypt and Bratislava.
- Defending numerous hoteliers/licensees and security providers in respect of claims arising out of assaults and service of alcohol.
- Defending the owners and occupiers of commercial and domestic premises in respect of various claims for personal injury.
- Acting for the providers of recreational services including members of the domestic and foreign travel industry, go-cart operators, water parks, indoor play centres, game shooters; amusement rides, golf courses, and major event organisers.
- Acting for the insurers of domestic and foreign manufactured products including laptop computers, industrial glue, industrial cleaning equipment and various sporting goods in respect of claims for personal injury and property damage.
- Defending owners of commercial premises following the collapse of a factory wall causing $15 million in damage to a neighbours property.
- Providing coverage advice in respect of multimillion dollar product contamination claims following a significant mouse plague.
- Defending builders, scaffolders, crane operators, and various building industry contractors in relation to personal injury and property damage claims arising from building and construction activities. This includes advice on differing forms of insurance and indemnity clauses within contracts.
- Australian Professional Indemnity Group
- Australian Insurance Law Association
- Australia New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
- Claims Discussion Group
- Commercial Lawyers Association
- Is an Occupier’s Liability for a Raised Platform Glaringly Obvious?
- Professionals acting unprofessionally? The meaning of ‘professional services’ in a D&O policy exclusion – IYIR, 2014
- Commercial premises: a council’s duty to properly approve and an occupier’s duty to ‘structurally’ inspect – IYIR, 2014
- Proportionate liability, arbitration and insurance cover – we can have it all – IYIR, 2014
- But, what if…? The limits of hypothetical evidence under section 28(3) of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) – IYIR, 2014
- It might be ‘dangerous’ but ‘obvious’ too? Two limbs to the dangerous recreational activity defence – IYIR, 2015
- Latest insight on vicarious liability and limitation issues in child sexual abuse cases
- Great Scott! Sections 43A and 45 to the rescue for public authorities
- Construction Bulletin – April 2014