Graham acts for insurers and insureds in PI claims (including claims against solicitors, accountants, valuers and building professionals), construction disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, claims against directors and officers, management liability claims, contractual disputes and disciplinary proceedings. He also provides a wide range of coverage advice to D&O, PI, management liability, ISR and E&O insurers, both locally and in the London market.

Graham has an ability to cut through complex factual and legal issues and provide clear, strategic and commercial advice.

He has a strong track record of resolving complex disputes through mediation and direct negotiation and is a skilled advocate, having appeared regularly in the superior courts of WA, SA and NSW, as well as the Federal Court.

Graham is a fluent German speaker and has presented seminars in German on Australian contract and insurance law.

Professional Indemnity

  • Acting for the professional indemnity insurer of a law firm in a series of claims arising from the collapse of the firm’s solicitors mortgage scheme.
  • Acting for the excess layer PI insurer of a major law firm in $150 million claim arising from mining tenancy advice.
  • Representing insolvency practitioners in disciplinary proceedings brought by ASIC and the Inspector-General in Bankruptcy.

Directors & Officers (D&O)

  • Advising a D&O insurer of a collapsed industrial conglomerate on coverage issues arising from multiple claims against former directors.
  • Acting for the D&O insurer of local councils on coverage issues in respect of multiple legal representation claims arising from corruption inquiries.

Subrogation & Recoveries

  • Acting for a major industrial property group and its ISR insurer in proceedings against builder and designer arising from the collapse of a warehouse roof.

Other

  • Acting for a management liability insurer in respect of claims arising from Australia’s largest superannuation fraud.
Areas of Expertise
  • Directors + Officers Liability
  • Financial Institutions
  • Industrial Special Risks
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogated Recoveries

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions + Services
  • Industrial + Commercial Property

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group