Stephen is an insurance and corporate risk expert with more than 20 years experience practising in contentious and non-contentious insurance related matters.
He has managed claims in a number of policy classes including general liability, product liability, professional indemnity, disability, TPD and personal lines. He also advises on policy reviews, interpretation and drafting, product development and the operation of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth).
Stephen has acted extensively for corporate insured clients in the construction, resources and infrastructure sectors and is adept at balancing the interests of these clients with their insurers. He has also developed claims management strategies which closely align with client risk allocation and their insurance programs.
His experience in managing risk and insurance for corporate clients means that he is able to assist with the design and review of contractual and insurance solutions which deliver greater certainty to project and operational exposures.
Stephen is known for delivering commercial advice and results to his clients.
Construction, resources and natural gas clients
Developed claims management strategies which allowed them to shift their liability exposures to other contractors and their insurers, resulting in a significantly lower claim management spend and reduced life of file.
Management of portfolio claims
Acting for the principal contractor and its insurer in the management of a portfolio of claims arising out of the construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail service.
Queensland Racing Industry
Advising the Queensland Racing Industry peak body about its extensive insurance program and broking arrangements. Stephen also acted in the management of claims arising out of the activities of the various racing clubs.
Advising on the management of a range of claims involving public and product liability, property damage, fire, insurance recoveries, marine incidents and sporting and recreational activities.
Providing advice to insurers about the anticipated market performance of new and existing products including statutory liability and environmental risk policies targeted at the construction sector and liability policies targeted at the labour hire sector.
Scuba Diving Instructor Organisation
Managing claims for a leading scuba diving instructor organisation and its members. These claims ranged from minor incidents to catastrophic injuries and death.