Philip Cowdery

BN appealed to me because reputation is everything and they stand out in this area. The firm has an excellent culture, built around client-focused solutions.

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Philip Cowdery

Consultant

Philip is a Consultant in our Insurance and Health team and is based in the Sydney office.

Philip specialises in:

  • Public Liability
  • Commercial Litigation

For more than 20 years, Philip has worked collaboratively with clients to formulate practical, realistic, and favourable solutions to all manner of commercial disputes, ranging from simple contract matters to complex insurance and commercial disputes involving regulatory and policy issues in all jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia.

Philip’s practice experience has helped clients navigate the pitfalls of insurance and commercial disputes and backed by his deep understanding and experience of the law and of the commercial factors behind disputes.

Philip draws on his legal experience to explain and support his clients in identifying and making early, informed assessments of any risk and, if the matter is to be litigated, their early alternative dispute resolution and cost protection options.

Prior to joining BN, Philip worked as a partner of a mid-tier firm representing defendants in insurance and commercial claims and, at the same time, acting as a prosecutor for an NSW government agency.

"BN appealed to me because reputation is everything and they stand out in this area. The firm has an excellent culture, built around client-focused solutions. Additionally, joining BN has allowed me the opportunity to work with technically exceptional lawyers on high quality work.”

Between 2017 and 2020, Philip was recognised in Best Lawyers in the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation, and Insurance. In 2021, Philip was named in Best Lawyers in the fields of Litigation and Insurance.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Law and Masters of Law.