Matthew is a Special Counsel in the HWL Ebsworth Insurance Group based in Perth.
Currently, Matthew acts for the State Government, self-insurers and private insurers in claims for statutory and common law workers’ compensation benefits and damages arising from personal injuries.
Matthew is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer and advocate, and appears on behalf of his insurer clients throughout all stages of the WorkCover WA Conciliation and Arbitration process. Likewise, he has experience in the defence of common law damages claims in the Western Australian District and Supreme Courts.
With a substantial workers’ compensation practice, Matthew has a focus on providing timely and commercial outcomes for his clients.
Matthew’s recent experience includes:
- Workers’ compensation insurers: Advising workers’ compensation insurers on the application and interpretation of the Workers’ Compensation & Injury Management Act 1981 (WA);
- Workers’ compensation insurers Advising workers’ compensation insurers on the merits of, and dispute resolution strategy for, litigation commenced by claimants in the WorkCover WA Conciliation and Arbitration directorates, and in the District Court of Western Australia;
- Multiple insurers: Acting for, and appearing on behalf of insurers in proceedings in the WorkCover WA Conciliation and Arbitration directorates, and in the District Court of Western Australia; and
- Multiple insurers: Representing insurers and their insureds in alternative dispute resolution and informal settlement proceedings.