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Alex Carolan

Senior Associate


+61 2 8651 4758

Alex is an experienced general insurance litigator and has been with the Moray & Agnew general insurance team since 2022.


Alex regularly appears in all NSW Courts in matters spanning property damage recoveries and settlements, public and products liability claims, defended personal injury claims, historical abuse matters for government and non-government clients, high-volume property damage settlements, commercial debt recovery, and indemnity other insurance disputes.

Alex has extensive experience with property recoveries, public and products liability and injury claims, motor vehicle impact to property recoveries, contract disputes, and in defending credit hire claims arising from motor vehicle collisions. He has obtained successful recoveries on behalf of various Workers Compensation Scheme Agents in complex multi-party litigation, and has appeared successfully for insurers in defended hearings in indemnity disputes.


Alex has overseen many successful recoveries in both high quantum and high-volume subrogated claims, along with having successfully defended a variety of high value and complex public liability claims at hearing, on appeal, and utilising various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Some of his recent achievements include:

  • Negotiating a settlement at mediation on behalf a Tier 2 construction contractor in relation to a public liability claim.
  • Instructing counsel and senior counsel in successfully defending a prominent gym franchise in a personal injury claim on appeal before NSW Court of Appeal.
  • Obtaining a high-quantum and substantial recovery in a subrogated claim on behalf of homeowners in relation to a lithium-ion battery fire at a residential property.
  • Successfully defending an insurer sued directly in an indemnity dispute at hearing, unassisted by counsel.
  • Representing a homeowner in a defended slip and fall matter which resolved following a settlement conference.
  • Representing the operator of a pleasure craft in a nervous shock claim which resolved following a settlement conference.


Alex was published in the Australian Construction Law Newsletter January/February 2022 edition in an article considering delay costs, delay damages and the prevention principle in construction disputes.



  • Bachelor of Laws, 2019, University of Technology Sydney