Colby is a principal in our Insurance & Health team and is based in the Perth office.
Having practised solely in insurance law since his admission in 2008, his areas of speciality are:
- Public liability
- Employers’ liability
- Workers’ compensation
- Compulsory third party
With an extensive knowledge of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, Colby represents and advises insurers, self-insurers and corporates in relation to all aspects of workers’ compensation and liability claims. Colby provides advice to employers following serious workplace incidents and defends corporates in workplace health and safety prosecutions. He also advises his clients on the appropriate management of sensitive claims involving abuse and severe psychiatric injuries.
“From the outset I partner with my clients to develop an effective claims management strategy. I encourage them to explore ways to resolve a claim at the earliest stage possible to ensure the amount of litigation is reduced, and the costs are minimised”.
Colby is recognised in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers for Insurance Law, and in 2019 Colby was recognised as a Leading CTP Lawyer, and a Recommended Workers' Compensation and WorkCover Lawyer in Doyles Guide.
Colby has experience representing his clients in the Supreme Court, District Court, and the WorkCover Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
Colby holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. He is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA).
Employer fails to overturn decision awarding damages to employee injured when a gas detector unit alarm accidentally activated in an office setting
02 Jun 2020
Worker successfully appeals and secures right to seek compensation for a stress related disease
26 Feb 2020
Regular overtime payments are included when calculating Amount Aa
20 Nov 2019
An election to seek damages not carried out in accordance with the Act does not restrict worker’s right to proceed with damages claim
20 Nov 2019