Donald Dinnie is a dispute resolution and litigation lawyer based in Johannesburg. He is the Disputes Practice group leader and practices in arbitration and insurance and reinsurance litigation and dispute resolution, healthcare, construction and engineering insurance disputes, product liability and recall and all related regulatory Advertising Standards Authority, consumer protection and class actions disputes.
He regularly advises the major short-term insurers and reinsurers in South Africa and most of the major private hospital networks. He also advises Lloyds and Lloyds syndicates. His international Reinsurance and Insurance Law specialisation includes regulatory work and complex litigation with respect to subrogated defences and recoveries and defence work for insurers and reinsurers regarding policy response, interpretation and wording.
He frequently publishes and lectures on all aspects of insurance and medical law.
He is, amongst others, listed in Chambers Global 2012 with respect to dispute resolution and Expert Guides 2011 for insurance. Donald is recognised as a leading Insurance and Reinsurance practitioner in the world by Who’s Who Legal 2011 and is valued by his clients for his efficiency and amazing level of experience by Chambers 2011. Donald has also been recognised by Chambers Global 2012 as an expert in product liability and is listed in Chambers Global 2013 as a leading disputes practitioner.
Donald obtained his BA LLB and HDip Company Law from the University of the Witwatersrand, and CML from Unisa/UP. He is a member of the Law Societies of the Northern Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, and Cape Province. He is a member of the South African practice’s Supervisory Board.
From time to time, the question arises in policies providing general liability cover whether a claim is excluded because the claimant is a person living or....
February 28, 2014
South African insurers can take heart from the Hong Kong High Court’s judgment to uphold an insurers’ reliance both on a time limit clause and a forfeiture clause....
February 18, 2014
Donald Dinnie is quoted in an article on the introduction of the Protection of Personal Information Bill..
November 29, 2013
Donnald Dinnie has written an article for Insurance Gateway on the increase of class actions and impact they have on liability insurance.
September 30, 2013