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Matthew Huckerby

Partner

Newcastle

+61 2 4911 5420 +61 410 080 204

Matt has comprehensive knowledge of most classes of insurance law, particularly public liability. His knowledge is bolstered by his previous experience in managing workers compensation and compulsory third party (CTP) claims, developed while working with insurers Mercantile Mutual and GIO.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Matt’s practice is predominantly in the areas of public and product liability and professional indemnity for clients such as a number of Australia’s largest insurers and local councils. He acts for various insurers in connection with builders warranty insurance policies and also acts for a major underwriter handling personal injury and property damage claims. In addition, he handles product liability claims for an international insurer plus a range of other matters that vary from small claims in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, to major catastrophic claims in the NSW Supreme Court involving paraplegia and quadriplegia.

Matt has delivered seminars to his clients and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance over the years.

Matt is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.

Matt is also recognised for his significant skills in construction and planning law. His work includes defending clients in public liability, planning and environment matters throughout northern NSW on behalf of the NSW local government mutual insurance scheme, Statewide Mutual.

Recognition

Awards

Ranked in the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers® in Australia list since 2020.

Our NSW professional indemnity, public & product liability and workers compensation practices are ranked as top tier in the 2020 Doyle’s Guide.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, 2000, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Law and Administration, 1994, University of Newcastle

Specialist Accreditations

  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law

Memberships

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Business Hunter
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Newcastle Law Society