Alex regularly manages complex matters involving property, public liability, product liability, professional indemnity, D&O and construction insurance policies in Australia.

His experience includes advising on coverage and recovery issues in the mining and construction sectors, defending multi-million dollar property damage claims and advising insureds on complex D&O matters.

He has outstanding technical legal skills and a highly commercial approach that is informed by his deep understanding of insurers’ and insureds’ businesses. This combination enables him to resolve claims in a timely and cost-effective way.

Directors + Officers

  • Acting for an insured in defence of a claim brought against former directors and officers of a small cap African mining company accused of negligence and breach of statutory duties.
  • Defending the former executive director of a mining company against a claim brought by the company for damages for breaches of directors’ duties.
  • Acting as coverage (monitoring) counsel in a claim brought by a mining company against its former directors and officers.

Professional Indemnity

  • Defending a claim made by a principal for the alleged negligent design and construction of a mining operation in the United Kingdom.
  • Acting for various building and architectural professionals against claims made by property owners, principals and other contractors arising out of alleged negligence.

Property

  • Acting for a major multinational mining company in defence of claims arising out of the damage and destruction of mining equipment worth in excess of $10 million.
  • Acting in a property damage recovery claim made against a neighbour who negligently started a fire that damaged the insured’s property.

Casualty

  • Advising on catastrophic personal injury claims with quantum worth more than $10 million.
  • Acting for insurers and insureds in multiple fatal accident claims.
Areas of Expertise
  • Directors + Officers Liability
  • Product Liability + Recall
  • Professional Liability

Industry Representation
  • Professions + Business Solutions
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Energy, Mining + Power
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Public Liability
  • Medical Negligence

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Young Insurance Professionals
  • Law Society of Western Australia