Ashley Harding

Ashley specialises in professional indemnity, public and product liability, property damage and personal injury claims. Ashley also acts in defence of claims brought by workers, drivers and statutory insurers such as the Victorian WorkCover Authority and the Transport Accident Commission.

Ashley assists a large number of insurers and self-insured entities in the general insurance industry.

Ashley is regularly involved in complex and multi-party disputes in the Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Courts, as well as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and other disciplinary bodies. This has seen him act for a variety of professionals, including accountants, building surveyors, engineers, architects, financial advisers, property managers and real estate agents.

Ashley also advises insurers and corporate clients on policy coverage, indemnity and risk management related issues and in reviewing, drafting and negotiating insurance and indemnity clauses.


Ashley’s recent experience includes advising:

  •  An accounting firm in relation to a claim arising from the misappropriation of client funds perpetrated by one of its employees;
  • The custodian of an investment trust in relation to a fire at a commercial premises involving allegations of defective fire detection, prevent and control measures;
  • A beverage manufacturing company in relation to a claim arising from a contaminated new to the market alcoholic pre-mix drink; and
  • A large financial institution in a multi-million dollar statutory recovery action against a gaming house.


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