Keith is a partner in the Insurance Group. Keith’s focus is in the areas of financial institutions and directors’ and officers’ insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance. Keith’s practice incorporates both advice to insurers on coverage issues and defending litigated claims on behalf of insured individuals and entities. Keith has worked internationally gaining extensive experience in the Lloyd’s market, with a particular specialisation in defending claims against financial institutions and investment professionals.
Keith’s experience in Australia includes defending claims against corporations and their directors and officers by aggrieved shareholders, and negligence claims against investment managers, stockbrokers and valuers. He has also acted for both insureds and insurers on policy disputes involving insurance and reinsurance agreements. Keith has authored numerous insurance-related articles, co-authored the chapter entitled, “Directors’ & Officers’ Liability” in the second edition of Directors' Duties During Insolvency
published by Thompson in January 2007 and has presented at various forums on insurance topics both in London and Australia.
Keith was admitted as an attorney in South Africa in 1995 and as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1999. Keith spent six years as a foreign lawyer and solicitor at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert between 1997 and 2003.
Keith Bethlehem won the Mondaq Top Communicator Award for Contributor with the Most Popular Article in Australia for the month of June 2012, for his co-authored article How to be a good negotiator - two litigators speak out.