EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Nikolas advises major insurers in subrogated and plaintiff property damage disputes concerning indemnity, quantum and liability issues in addition to practicing in motor vehicle insurance litigation.
Nik also advises major insurers in subrogated and plaintiff property damage disputes concerning indemnity, quantum and liability issues in addition to complex ISR claims including investigation of bushfires, industrial fires, high quantum business interruption, and matters concerning the Australian Consumer Law. Nik also advises private clients in respect of general commercial litigation matters, including claims against investment professionals for unrealised profits, and regularly provides advice to a central government insurer regarding matters of administrative law and judicial review when making decisions regarding the issuing of insurance.
Nik effectively manages a high volume practice, with a focus on commercial results and early resolution for beneficial settlement. In his practice, he efficiently runs subrogated recovery matters in multiple areas of law in several jurisdictions across Australia. Nik is known for his ability to prioritize his investigative efforts early in the claim process to identify recovery prospects, as well as his approach to litigation and preparation of evidence to ensure the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Nick’s major matters include
- Obtained a strong financial settlement in a recovery matter regarding negligence from an insured’s service provider in which they failed to provide adequate security for the insured’s vehicles.
- Obtained a strong financial settlement in a recovery matter concerning an ‘inevitable accident’ defence. We were able to debunk te grounds of that defence by careful analysis of the defendant’s medical records.
- Obtained successful judgment in a matter where a plaintiff brought an action against an insurer appealing a cancellation of insurance claim. Nik was successful in having the matter struck out in the Courts.