Justin focuses on property damage claims, including third party liability, first party recovery and indemnity disputes. His practice also includes transport and marine claims. He defends claims and prosecutes subrogated recovery actions across several Australian jurisdictions. He understands the commercial realities of litigation and always takes a cost-effective approach to achieving outcomes.

He is a big supporter of the firm’s pro-bono and responsible business program and regularly volunteers to assist vulnerable members of the community.

Property Damage (Third Party)

  • Acted for a maintenance contractor in the 2014 Parkerville bushfire litigation in Western Australia.
  • Regularly acting in defence of plumbers, builders, electricians and other contractors in state courts and tribunals.

Indemnity / Coverage

  • Acted for an insurer in an indemnity dispute brought against three insurers by a large school seeking cover for a settlement payment made to victims of sexual molestation.
  • Defending an insurer in a litigated indemnity dispute where in excess of millions has been claimed for damage and consequential losses following a number of incidents at a soil processing facility.

Transport + Marine

  • Regularly advising insurer’s on coverage and indemnity issues arising from the transportation of goods, including claims for demurrage, consequential losses and damage to goods in transit.
  • Regularly defending inland carriers against claims involving a variety of parties including consignors, consignees, freight forwarders, shippers and other contracting parties for losses incurred through the transportation of goods.
Areas of Expertise
  • Property – Commercial
  • Property Damage

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing + Consumer Goods
  • Transport + Marine

Professional Affiliations
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Melbourne Marine Insurance Forum