James provides advice on a broad range of insurance issues such as compliance, indemnity, liability, quantum, statutory entitlement and contribution.
To ensure clients understand the scope and operation of their insurance programs, James undertakes policy wording reviews across all classes of insurance and proposes recommendations for revisions to the policy terms to achieve the most appropriate and responsive insurance coverage for the client’s operational risk exposures.
He has advised clients in the financial services, resources and mining, life sciences and local government sectors.
James also has a focus in managing and assisting clients to achieve insurance claims resolutions having experience with litigated and non-litigated claims for corporate risk management clients across a variety of industries and professions. He also has experience in appearing at settlement conferences and mediations, and defending matters to trial.
Advised mine owners, contractors and equipment manufacturers on insurance issues.
Personal injuries claims
Conducted personal injuries claims involving substantial contractual claims, including the requirement to indemnify and/or insure.
Workers’ compensation claims
Drafted submissions on behalf of employers to WorkCover Queensland and the Workers’ Compensation Regulator in relation to contested WorkCover claims. Acted on workers’ compensation appeals in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.
Advised on project developments and infrastructure operations.
Advised on multiple construction projects.
Property damage claims
Managed and advised clients on achieving insurance claims resolutions.