Alex Mileski

Special Counsel | Sydney

Alex is a highly driven and accomplished lawyer with extensive experience managing workers compensation, self-insurance, personal injury and commercial litigation portfolios.

He is a trusted advisor to senior corporate executives with a proven track record in some of Australia’s largest publicly listed companies. He is able to balance complex legal and financial requirements while focusing on client needs and the expectations of multiple stakeholders.

Alex has had strong regulatory and industry exposure, gained from his role as in-house counsel for a large retail business and as a former Executive Committee Member of the NSW Self-Insurer’s Association. As such, he understands and collaborates well with litigators, large corporate organisations, employers, insurers, actuaries, trade unions and regulatory bodies.


Alex’s experience includes advising:

  • Self-insurers, large employers, TMF, icare agents and local Councils on diverse workers compensation portfolios (litigated and non-litigated), across all aspects of workers compensation including statutory claims, work injury damages and section 151Z recoveries;
  • A self-insurer in relation to designing and implementing a complex claims model. This was a risk assessment system designed to maximise return to work outcomes, identify common law potential, and accelerate evidence gathering and defence building;
  • A large self-insurer to formulate, implement and drive a strategy to reduce its portfolio size. Alex’s strategic approach resulted in a successful reduction of the self-insurer’s common law portfolio size, average quantum and legal spend whilst increasing and accelerating overall number of resolutions resulting in year on year actuarial releases. A 25% reduction in average costs was achieved over the course of two financial years;
  • A self-insurer that was engaged in a high profile Distribution Facility Closure/EBA negotiation which resulted in a lockout of its employees. Alex provided the employer with strategic advice as to how to manage a number of its employees that were in receipt of weekly payments of compensation;
  • A self-insurer in relation to a whole person impairment (WPI) project that resulted in a 15% reduction in the amount of claims breaching the work injury damages threshold, and reducing overall average WPI payment made by $250,000; and
  • A self-insurer client to develop and implement a strategy to rectify a portfolio underpayment issue. The advice he provided included assistance with the development of a remedial action plan and engagement with Regulators and impacted workers.

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