Riley Gay

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Riley Gay

Riley Gay



Riley Gay is an insurance and litigation lawyer based in Melbourne.

Riley specialises in professional liability, where he acts for insurers and their policy holders in litigated and unlitigated claims. Riley also has experience in managing cyber and general insurance claims.

Professional experience

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  • High Court of Australia 2014
  • Supreme Court of Victoria 2013

Riley has varied experience in litigated and unlitigated insurance claims, regularly defending claims in all courts and tribunals in Australia.

Riley has advised insurers on the following policies:

  • professional liability,

  • cyber,

  • contract works and general liability,

  • medical establishment liability,

  • ICT liability, and

  • employment practices.

Relevant examples include:

  • Acting on behalf of the State of Victoria (Country Fire Authority) defending class actions in relation to the Kilmore East and Murrindindi Black Saturday bushfires in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

  • Representing the Scripture Union of Queensland in a high profile constitutional law case before the High Court of Australia.

  • Acting on behalf of insurers and cover holders including from the medical industry, building and construction professionals, accountants, owner corporation managers, real estate agents and IT professionals in litigated matters before the Supreme, County and Magistrates' Courts, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

  • Finalist, 2017 Ron Shorter Awards in (Victoria and Tasmania)

  • Law Institute of Victoria

  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • English