Michael Bath

Michael Bath

Partner - Sydney
Insurance and Construction & Engineering
+61 (0) 2 8315 2703
+61 (0) 433 318 452
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Michael is a partner in Carter Newell’s Sydney office and a leader in our insurance and construction & engineering teams. He has over 20 years experience in insurance and commercial litigation and joined Carter Newell having previously worked in several top tier and boutique law firms.

Michael has a diverse practice spanning a wide range of insurance clauses including contract works/construction risk, industrial special risks, professional indemnity, medical malpractice, employment practices liability and general liability. He has particular expertise advising both insurers and insureds in large scale complex property losses, and is currently involved in some of Australia’s higher profile disputes in this area. Michael also specialises in complex commercial litigation and class actions across most Australian jurisdictions, as well as private arbitrations, particularly in the construction, financial services and allied health space. He is a 'lawyer’s lawyer', regularly acting for solicitors and barristers in professional liability disputes.

Michael is an active member of various industry groups including the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG), the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA), Property and Liability Discussion Group, the Engineering Discussion Group and the Medical Law Society of NSW.

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