For the past 20 years, Tony has specialized in resolving commercial disputes through litigation, arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution methods, primarily in construction and engineering, insurance, professional negligence and misconduct. He has represented contractors, principals, construction professionals, professional indemnity and liability insurers (US, Australian and London insurers including Lloyd’s), statutory authorities and local, state and federal government.
Tony has negotiated and drafted construction and consultancy contracts for contractors, proprietors and consultants in Australia and overseas. He has advised insurers and federal and state government in drafting insurance policies.
In 2007, Tony produced a report ‘Proportionate Liability: Towards National Consistency’ for the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General in its review of the current Australian legislative framework on proportionate liability. Tony has also advised government on insurance as it affects the construction industry and the regulation of building surveyors.
Tony is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School, a Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Legal Practice List, and a guest lecturer at Monash University.
Tony was for 10 years a partner at DLA Phillips Fox, a member of the DLA Piper Group. Recent experience includes:
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.