Jonathan has over 12 years’ post-admission experience litigating casualty and general liability claims. This includes significant experience acting for insurers, local and state governments, and self-insured entities in the defence of claims involving personal injury, public liability, product liability, occupier’s liability and common law torts.
He regularly advises insurers in relation to indemnity disputes / policy coverage, and defends claims arising from industrial workplace accidents and statutory recoveries (both Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) and Transport Accident Commission (TAC)). He also acts for local municipal Councils in relation to claims made pursuant to the Road Management Act and is experienced in large property damage disputes and insurance recoveries, particularly claims against manufacturers / suppliers under the Australian Consumer Law and former Trade Practices Act.
Jonathan defends claims arising from sporting accidents, and has handled claims involving catastrophic injuries, allegations of workplace bullying and assault. He has experience in large scale litigation having previously acted for a major Australian insurer in the recovery of their insurance payments in the Kilmore East and Murrindindi “Black Saturday” bushfire class actions.
In addition, he acts in commercial disputes and has experience in professional indemnity, Water Act and asbestos litigation.
Jonathan is a proactive litigator and experienced negotiator who is always focused on obtaining the best possible result for his clients in a cost-effective manner.
Articles and Presentations
Presentation – The blame game: liability claims in NSW and Victoria – April 2019
Legal issues arising from injuries to labour hire workers seminar April 2019