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David Grant

Special Counsel

Sydney

+61 2 9234 4558

David is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury with over 20 years’ experience in insurance litigation. He is particularly skilled in managing all categories of public liability and CTP claims as well as skilful handling of product liability, professional indemnity and workers compensation claims. This includes defending litigated claims in all jurisdictions of NSW and most other Australian states and territories.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

David regularly appears as an advocate in SIRA’s Dispute Resolution hearings in NSW, and at interlocutory contested Court events, mediations and arbitrations.

Other areas of expertise include advising on the defence of claims in which fraud is involved or alleged, and defending and pursuing recovery claims. In addition, David frequently advises on policy construction, interpretation and indemnity issues.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

David’s experience includes:

  • Acting for an insurer in a nervous shock claim by a US resident arising from the death of her daughter in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland. This claim involved complex issues of US tax liability on any settlement or verdict sum.
  • Acting for a Lloyds Syndicate and London Market-based insurers in professional indemnity cases involving accountants, builders, real estate agents, architects and engineers
  • Acting for a Lloyds Syndicate and London Market-based insurers in dual insurance
  • Defending the interests of the Roads and Maritime Services NSW (the former NSW Roads and Traffic Authority) in public liability claims for property damage and personal injury arising from engineering aspects such as bridge and road design and construction and traffic control systems
  • Acting for an insurer in a product liability case involving an insured Australian printing company in connection with issuing a substantial quantity of betting tickets to a Hong Kong betting agency
  • Acting for insurers in numerous motor vehicle property damage claims; product liability cases involving boat design, professional indemnity cases involving marine engineers and construction and engineering cases involving property damage.

Expertise

  • Catastrophic claims
  • Motor vehicle
  • Professional indemnity
  • Property & ISR
  • Public & product liability
  • Workers compensation

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, 1996, UNSW
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1993, UNSW

Specialist Accreditations

  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, 2008

Memberships

  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of New South Wales