Peter Dovolil
Peter Dovolil

Peter Dovolil


About Peter

Peter is a specialist insurance partner who advises on personal injury claims.

Representing insurers and major corporations, Peter advises on insurance claims resulting from industrial accidents, shopping centre claims, licensed premises claims and claims arising from recreational activities. He has also conducted defences of AgriRisk public and product liability claims for major national and international insurers, and has advised on indemnity issues, policy interpretation and endorsements.

Peter has particular experience acting in the defence of claims arising from workplace incidents, having spent many years acting on behalf of public and private companies and numerous government agencies, including health services and the police service in their defence of personal injury claims.

His expertise extends to personal injuries claims to involve labour hire employees and contractors, as well as complex multi-party contractual claims following personal injury on construction sites. He has also advised extensively on claims occurring in retail premises.

Peter has also represented insurers, professionals and corporations in the defence of discrimination and harassment claims, breach of contract claims, wages claims and workplace health and safety prosecutions.

Peter's areas
of expertise and industry focus

Areas of expertise


General Liability



Industry focus

Professional recognition

2022 – 2020

Best Lawyers in Australia – Insurance Law

2020 – 2021

Best Lawyers in Australia – Personal Injury Litigation

Latest insights by Peter

Australian Civil Liability Guide (12th edition)

1 August 2023
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Scope of duty of care re-examined in a recent burns case

2 February 2023
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