Ross Donaldson

Special Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Ross Donaldson

Ross Donaldson


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Ross Donaldson is an insurance lawyer based in Melbourne.

He focuses on most aspects of insurance law, including professional liability, public liability, Directors and Officers, general insurance and life and related illness cover.

Ross's experience involves advising on a range of insurance related matters, both litigated and unlitigated. He regularly defends claims in all courts and tribunals in Australia. He has acted for all major Australian insurers and many international insurance underwriters.

He has defended claims involving large constructions projects, claims brought against most professionals, including the legal, accounting, building, finance and medical professions. He has also defended professionals in the disciplinary and regulatory environment.

Ross has wide experience in defending public liability and product liability claims for business and property owners, including for shopping centres, medical facilities and residential properties.

He has experience in defending claims in regard to employment disputes and has acted for professionals and businesses in defending prosecutions under the occupational health and safety laws.

Ross has also appeared for a number of government agencies in coronial inquests and has represented other parties in respect to inquests into deaths and fires in Victoria.

Ross currently serves on a number of professional committees of the Law Institute of Victoria in the practice areas of litigation, medical malpractice and public liability.

Professional experience

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  • Supreme Court of Victoria 1984
  • English