Jonathan Tapp

Jonathan specialises in Dispute Resolution, Insurance and Regulatory Matters and Investigations. He has more than 30 years experience in dispute resolution, insurance and reinsurance. He acts in commercial disputes in the financial services sector including defending claims for directors, financial institutions, valuers, accountants, financial advisers, in regulatory matters, and in class actions against financial institutions, financial advisers and directors.

Jonathan has an extensive Regulatory practice including large scale Investigations.

Jonathan read Economics then Law for his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of NSW, and has for eight years been one of the two course co-ordinators of the JD/Master of Laws Insurance course.

Jonathan has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law, Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Professional Malpractice Litigation. He is also recognised as one of the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers by Euromoney Legal Group Guide and is named in the 2016 Asia Pacific Legal 500 directory as one of Australia’s “Leading Individuals” for Insurance Law. More recently, Jonathan has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Professional Indemnity Lawyer in New South Wales, 2019.


Jonathan’s recent experience includes:

  • Multiple high profile matters: Include the Great Southern Managed Investment Schemes class actions, the Storm Financial Collapse, the Multiplex (Wembley) shareholder class action (and ASIC Enforceable Undertaking), both Downer EDI shareholder class actions, the GPT shareholder class action, the James Hardie litigation and ABC Learning;
  • Financial Services Company: He acted for over 35 current and former executives and employees of a very large listed Financial Services Company in a major ASIC investigation into a financial services company’s collapse; and
  • Multiple clients: He has acted in cases involving companies, directors and Joint Ventures in the resources industry including gold, diamond, coal, iron ore and amethyst mining.

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