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James Duffy

Senior Associate, Perth Direct: +61 8 9476 3809

Since his admission in 2009, James has practised exclusively in insurance and financial litigation both in Australia and London. He has broad professional indemnity experience, and handles accident and injury claims and coverage advice.

James has assisted with defence of claims against professionals, including lawyers, property managers, real estate agents, and financial services professionals such as taxation and corporate advisors, mortgage brokers, stockbrokers and financial planners. Other defences he has dealt with include personal injury and fatal accidents and employment practices claims as well as coverage advice under financial lines, liability and directors’ and officers’ policies.

James holds a Master of Laws and prides himself in investigating and analysing claims efficiently to achieve the best commercial outcome for clients. He has defended claims in each court jurisdiction in Western Australia and also in the Federal Court of Australia, along with defending complaints made to resolution bodies such as the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Credit Ombudsman Service Limited.

Articles and Presentations

Presentation to insurers – ‘The Australian consumer law – a timely refresher’ 2018

The relevance of loss insurance in the assessment of vulnerability in cases of pure economic loss (2014) 25 ILJ 263

When Does Market Power Derive from Excess Capacity? (2016) 24 CCLJ 48

How should Directors tackle Cyber Risks? (2018) 46 ABLR 134