William Wade

William has over 30 years experience in insurance related litigation, including public and product liability, professional indemnity, trade practices, commercial and construction litigation, CTP and workers compensation.

Has acted for 18 years as NSW claims solicitor for leading specialty insurer of churches, Ansvar Insurance Ltd. Work in this portfolio has included acting for faith based organizations, schools and aged care providers and similar organizations in broad range of liability claims including sex abuse claims and defamation.


William’s recent experience includes:

  • Vicarious liability: Advising on vicarious liability, an issue of importance to churches and schools especially in relation to sex abuse claims;
  • Liability insurer: Acting for liability insurer in claims by “deemed workers under NSW workers compensation legislation and advising the insurer on indemnity; and
  • Personal injury: Multiple defendant case, workplace catastrophic injury, settled on appeal (after 40 day trial) for $21M overall (believed to be largest personal injury settlement).

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