Elected to the Bar: 2023
Liability limited by a Scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation
Doug practices in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He has particular experience in the areas of construction, insurance, and commercial law.
Disputes arising from construction and engineering projects have been a core part of Doug’s practice, both before and after coming to the Bar. Doug has advised owners and contractors on complex claims for delay, defective work, and variations (including proceedings involving over $300 million in issue). He has also acted on disputes relating to the termination of contracts, urgent injunctions, misleading or deceptive conduct, and statutory adjudications.
In the insurance space, Doug has represented insurers and self-insureds in proceedings involving public liability, property damage, and professional negligence claims. The cross-over between Doug’s experience with insurance and construction work makes him particularly well suited for disputes involving construction professionals, such as engineers, architects, and project planners, as well as public liability claims arising on major projects.
Doug’s broader commercial experience (as a solicitor) covers a range of matters, such as:
- Contractual disputes.
- Corporations law matters, including claims of shareholder oppression.
- Royal Commissions and regulatory investigations.
- Joint venture disputes.
Before joining the Bar, Doug worked in the dispute resolution teams at Jones Day and King & Wood Mallesons. He also practised in insurance litigation at Moray & Agnew.
A detailed CV is available on request.
Date of admission: March 2015 (WA)
Areas of practice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Common Law and Personal Injury
- Inquests and Inquiries
- Public and Administrative