John is an insurance lawyer based in Sydney. John specialises in acting in defence and advising on coverage in professional, financial and D&O claims.
He has substantial experience in defending a wide range of professionals including financial advisers and planners, insurance brokers, tax professionals and accountants. He acts in defence of a range of construction professionals including architects, engineers, surveyors and designers. Of note, he has recently advised a major Australian stockbroker on establishing a redress scheme for investors who have defrauded by a rogue trader. He is also advising a financial advisory firm on its exposure to over 2,000 individual claims.
In the class action space, John is currently acting in a coverage and monitoring counsel role in some of Australia's most prominent class actions in the securities, D&O and general liability space. He also has considerable experience of handling claims concerning financial institutions and has advised insurers in respect of a number of high profile cases.
John also provides coverage advice and acts in litigation on other risks, such as construction and public and product liability.
John co-leads the cyber incident response team and has established a market leading offering servicing the majority of local and international cyber insurers. John has advised in a significant number of cyber incidents, claims and investigations. He is currently advising in relation to what has been dubbed Australia's largest data breach to-date.