Matthew Gerathy

Partner

Matthew is an expert litigator with over 15 years’ experience in insurance law and claims disputes.

Specialising in personal injury and property damage insurance litigation for defendants, Matthew has a track record of achieving positive outcomes for his clients, with a high success rate of Verdicts for defendants.

An astute strategist, Matthew has successfully resolved hundreds of complex disputes for his clients. He is adept at both alternative dispute resolution and running contested litigation defences.

Matthew has extensive advocacy experience. Many of Matthew's clients are self-insured, or have significant levels of self insured retention. He invests considerable time in understanding his clients business and knowing the issues that are important to them. Matthew takes his clients’ reputations as seriously as they do, and is conscious of the need to contain costs and to quickly and accurately set an appropriate reserve.

He is admitted in NSW and the High Court of Australia and has also conducted large and complex litigation in Queensland, ACT, Victoria and South Australia.

Meticulous consideration and preparation of evidence, with results to match

Legal Expertise

  • most major lines of insurance with special expertise in building and construction and occupier’s liability claims for multinational head contractors and national subcontractors, large government and private occupiers, national service providers and religious institutions
  • wide range of personal injury and property damage litigation and claims for indemnity and/or contribution between joint tortfeasors, as well as complex multi-party insurance disputes and sensitive issues
  • advice on public liability generally, Policy coverage issues, rights, interests and liabilities under contract and the interpretation of contractual indemnity and insurance procurement clauses
  • demonstrated ability to zero in on the evidence required to successfully defend claims, transfer risk to other parties via contract, or as a joint tortfeasor, and to contain and minimise claims under all heads of damages