Patrick Monahan leads the insurance team.
Patrick is regarded as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in the area of professional indemnity insurance and directors' and officers' liability insurance, representing company directors, solicitors, barristers, accountants, auditors, insurance brokers, stockbrokers, estate agents and other professionals, as well as their insurers. He also acts regularly for banks and financial institutions on the instructions of their insurers.
Patrick's expertise includes dispute resolution and litigation, in particular involving financial services, professional negligence, insurance litigation, commercial litigation and defamation. He acts for financial institutions, insurers and underwriters at Lloyd’s and internationally.
Patrick also acts as counsel assisting various professional boards in conducting disciplinary hearings. He frequently speaks at conferences on insurance and reinsurance topics throughout Australia and has been published in many professional journals.
In 2013 and 2014 Patrick was listed in Best Lawyers and Chambers and Partners. In 2014 he was listed in Who's Who Legal for insurance and reinsurance. Patrick was listed as a leading individual in insurance by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 and he was ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 as one of the best lawyers in his jurisdiction. Patrick was listed in Best Lawyers in Australia 2016 for alternative dispute resolution and insurance law.
Patrick was admitted to practice in South Africa in 1978 and in Victoria in 1987.