Philip Atkin is a partner in Colin Biggers & Paisley's insurance practice. He has significant experience in the defence of claims against a wide range of professionals including solicitors, construction professionals, real estate agents, mortgage and insurance brokers and financial services professionals. He has expertise in the defence of complex technical claims against professionals.
Philip has had the conduct of large, multi-party litigated disputes throughout Australia. He regularly appears in person for clients in private mediations and in court ordered alternative dispute resolution settings and achieves excellent results. He also acts in workplace health and safety prosecutions and matters before compliance and disciplinary boards.
Philip's construction insurance experience includes acting for professional indemnity insurers, D&C contractors and other builders, engineers, architects, building surveyors, building owners and property developers in significant building and project disputes.
Philip regularly acts as coverage counsel in complex professional indemnity and project and infrastructure claims. He has also acted as coverage counsel for excess layer insurers in solicitors' negligence and construction class actions.
Philip is listed in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia for insurance law.
Philip has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees, as well as a Master of Conflict Resolution, Law. He was admitted to practice in 2009.
Philip joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2018.