Stefan has been a commercial litigator for 28 years, the last 12 of which specialising in Professional Risks, D&O, Errors and Omissions, and Property Insurance issues. Stefan is based in Sydney with Jackson McDonald having recently added a Sydney branch to focus on the Insurance market.
He is recognised internationally as a “Leader in his Field” by Chambers and Partners, as a “preeminent leading PI lawyer” in Doyle's Guide, recommended in Legal 500 for the past four years and included in Best Lawyers in Australia for 2016. Stefan has been widely praised for his diligent approach and "ability to clearly articulate the relevant issues." Clients assert that they "benefit directly from his deep specialist expertise" in this field.
Prior to focusing on his present speciality, Stefan’s focus was on insolvency, securities and company reconstruction.
With his extensive experience as a commercial litigator, Stefan works with clients to resolve complex insurance matters with regard to commercial realities.
Stefan acts for a wide range of professions including barristers, solicitors, members of the finance industry, engineers, estate agents, surveyors, valuers and accountants. He has also been involved in a number of subrogated property recovery claims.
Stefan also acts for a number of Australian insurance companies as well as for various London Lloyd’s Syndicates.
Stefan presents seminars on insurance and related issues and publishes papers on legal developments as he takes a proactive interest in the industry and matters relevant to it.
He has also held positions on Industry based groups such as AILA and the committee advising the Solicitor General on harmonising legislation on proportionate liability.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Law Society of Western Australia
Member of the Law Society’s sub-committees - Courts Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Member of IWIRC
Member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA)
Member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group Inc (APIG)
Awards & Rankings
Doyle's Guide Western Australia 2018 - Professional Indemnity Lawyers (Recommended)
Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Directory 2017, 2018, 2019 - Insurance law
Best Lawyers 2017 - 2020 - Insurance law, Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, Professional Malpractice Litigation
Doyle's Guide 2016, 2017 - Professional Indemnity lawyer
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016, 2017, 2018 - Insurance law