Brad Quillan

Brad Quillan

Brad is an accredited specialist with 25 years of experience in personal injury law with extensive experience in complex Defendant common law and work injury damages actions in addition to high volume statutory matters.

He has expertise in advising insurer clients including Scheme Agents, Specialised Insurers, Self Insured Corporations and Treasury Managed Funds (TMF) Agencies to manage liabilities.  In addition, Brad has extensive experience acting on behalf of WorkCover NSW and Scheme Agents in defending proceedings in the NSW Court of Appeal and in defending special leave applications in the High Court involving complex issues on statutory interpretation.

Brad has a reputation for providing timely and pragmatic advice which considers a stakeholder’s priorities including management of complex and sensitive matters.

Brad’s recent experience includes:

  • iCare: Advising icare Self Insurance Agencies in the context of both common law actions and statutory claims;
  • Multiple Insurance Agencies: Successfully defending a claim on behalf of the Commissioner of Police on instructions from the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) brought by a former Police Officer in the District Court of NSW who sought Hurt on Duty benefits in respect of injury outside his normal hours of employment and required detailed consideration of sections 4 and 9A of the Workers Compensation Act 1987;
  • Government bodies: Defends NSW Police, NSW Department of Education, NSW Health, NSW Ambulance, Roads and Maritime Services and Local Government in regard to all classes of workers compensation claims, including complex common law and work injury damages actions;
  • Commissioner of Police: currently acting for the State of NSW ( NSW Police ) in ¬†proceedings in the High Court of Australia after successfully overturning a verdict in favour of the plaintiff before the NSW Court of Appeal : Briggs v State of NSW;
  • Successfully defending a claim on behalf of the Commissioner of Police on instructions from the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) brought by a former Police Officer in the District Court of NSW who sought Hurt on Duty benefits in respect of injury outside his normal hours of employment and required detailed consideration of sections 4 and 9A of the Workers Compensation Act 1987; and
  • Fast Fix Pty Lty: Successfully defending an application for special leave to the High Court on instructions from NSW WorkCover in Fast Fix Pty Ltd ats Ebbs [2007] NSWCA 236 which involved a challenge by the worker to the operation of modified work injury damages in regard to “deemed ” workers.

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