- Partner - Melbourne
- +61 (0) 3 9002 4502
- +61 (0) 433 694 792
Ben leads the firm’s Melbourne office. With over 20 years experience as a litigation and insurance lawyer, and as an accredited specialist in commercial litigation, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge to the Carter Newell team. His extensive insurance experience includes the areas of professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ liability, management liability, medical malpractice, public and product liability, disciplinary complaints and hearings, Coronial Inquests, the defence of recovery claims by statutory insurers, as well as insurance fraud. Ben regularly provides coverage advice and acts as coverage counsel in relation to a range of insurance products.
Ben has acted for a wide range of professions and organisations, including accountants, financial services licensees and authorised representatives, solicitors, conveyancers, real estate agents and property managers, travel agents, IT professionals, architects, engineers, building surveyors, public and private hospitals, GP clinics, radiology and pathology services, medical and allied health practitioners, operators of licensed premises, manufacturers and cleaning contractors.
In addition to being a member of Australian Professional Indemnity Group, the Australian Insurance Law Association and the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society, Ben is a member of several committees of the Law Institute of Victoria, namely, the Commercial Litigation Advisory Committee, Courts Practice Committee and Medical Negligence and Public Liability Committee.