Roland is a results-focused solicitor and has private practice and in-house claims management experience specialising in Financial Lines, including in the building and construction space.  Roland has earned a reputation for consistently achieving outstanding outcomes for his clients in dispute management.

Roland is regularly called on by insurers to draft and revise policy wording and endorsements and prepares a full suite of primary policies including; Construction, Directors & Officers, Professional Liability, Cyber & Data Security, DIC/DIL, and Logistics Liability, General Products and Environmental Liability and endorsements across a range of product offerings.

Through his extensive experience, Roland has also developed unique expertise in the development and implementation of alternative dispute resolution strategies, gained from complex major construction and financial services sector experience.

  • Acting as coverage counsel on a claim against a large engineering firm concerning the design and construction of Sydney Train’s Millennium train fleet.
  • Acting as coverage counsel on a claim against a national construction firm concerning the design and construction of a block of residential units in Sydney.
  • Advising a major international insurer in defence of a litigated claim against an engineer arising from defective foundations of a residential property.
  • Acting for a major international insurer in defence of a litigated claim arising from the design and construction of an underground car park in a large residential complex in Sydney eastern suburbs.
  • Developing bespoke dispute resolution strategies for managing major infrastructure claims that have facilitated the efficient, proper and cost-effective disposition of major disputes whilst avoiding incurring unnecessary costs of litigation. In doing so he gained the trust and respect of the parties and multiple insurers involved in the claims.
  • Presently drafting an extensive suite of policy offerings for an international insurer who is launching into the Australian primary insurance market.
Areas of Expertise
  • Directors + Officers Liability
  • Industrial Special Risks
  • Inquiries, Investigations + Prosecutions
  • Professional Liability

Industry Representation
  • Construction + Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions + Services
  • Healthcare + Life Sciences
  • Technology + Cyber

Professional Affiliations
  • Australia Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Former Director Law Industry Superannuation Trust
  • Law Society Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member