Philip Battye

Philip Battye

Philip specialises in professional indemnity, directors and officers, general liability and life insurance advice and litigation. Philip also acts for a number of educational and religious entities and assists them in all aspects of their businesses including in governance, internal disciplinary matters and in dispute resolution.

Philip assists a large number of insurers in the general and life insurance industries. Philip’s clients include Allianz, Chubb, Enstar, CommInsure, TAL, AMP and OnePath.

Philip is recognised as a leading expert in the areas of his practice. Industry recognition includes Best Lawyers™ Australia in the areas of corporate/governance practice; insurance; product liability litigation and professional malpractice litigation; Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Lawyer in the area of professional indemnity and as a key partner in Asia Law Profiles.

Philip’s recent experience includes:

  • Allianz: Advised Allianz and particular insureds in their responses to and appearances before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Chubb: Acting for an officer of a national building company in Federal Court proceedings concerning project certification disputes;
  • Enstar: Acting for an insured municipal authority in Supreme Court proceedings involving a road and easement certification dispute;
  • CommInsure: Acting for CommInsure in Supreme Court proceedings commenced by an insured in respect of disputed income protection claims and involving non-disclosure allegations; and
  • AMP: Acting for AMP in its capacity as a life insurer in defence of litigated claims for payment of TPD; TTD; Trauma; IP and death benefits.

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