Colby is a special counsel 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 also provides advice to employers following serious workplace incidents and defends corporates in workplace health and safety prosecutions.
“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 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).
Worker entitled to damages for a back injury sustained lifting small steel bars
25 Feb 2019
Employer’s application for summary judgment
25 Feb 2019
Negligence claim against employer succeeds after the activation of a portable alarm caused the plaintiff to be startled and strain his neck
13 Nov 2018