Areas of Expertise

Anthony is a specialist insurance defence lawyer working in the area of workers compensation claims, work injury damage claims and asbestos/silica claims.

With over 20 years’ experience, Anthony has advised employers and insurers throughout his career. He has represented clients in the Workers Compensation Commission and the Dust Diseases Tribunal in NSW and Victoria.

Anthony’s practical approach enables him to provide timely advice to employers and insurers. 

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Diploma of Law (Legal Practitioners Admission Board)

  • Contributions Assessor (Dust Diseases Tribunal Regulation 2019)

 

A word from Anthony

Having acted in both the workers compensation sphere and asbestos claims for many years, I understand the intricacies involved in defending employers in all manner of claims. I am outcomes focussed and work to resolve claims quickly and with sensitivity.

 

Career highlights

  • Acting for NSW Health in respect of a claim for cervical and right upper extremity impairment in respect of an injury in 1999. The worker was seeking to bring a work injury damages claim for significant past economic loss. Anthony made submissions on appeal the AMS did not follow the WC Guidelines in not measuring the conra lateral non injured joint. The 15% threshold for the WID was not met.

  • Acting for a large corporate entity sued by Amaca in respect of exposure to asbestos in the 1970’s. Amaca was seeking a 40% contribution towards a claim estimated in excess of $1m. Anthony was able to locate witnesses which enabled submissions in the claims resolution process reducing the contribution to 20%.

  • Acting in a recovery matter against a CTP insurer asserting s151Z had no application. We recovered under s151A(1)(4) in lieu.

  • For NSW Health, acting in an impairment claim for psychological injury. Anthony made submissions on appeal reducing the contribution of the insured by about half.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Defending claims brought by workers employed in the emergency services, particularly police.

  • Representing employers/occupiers and manufacturers in asbestos/silica claims.